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I did a huge write-up on cleaning the Vette this weekend, and it included the full Zaino process. If any of you have been wanting to see exactly what is involved, dumbed down, please visit this link:

http://www.spdkilz.com/techtipcarcare.html


Here are a couple of pictures showing what the Zaino does after just two quick coats of it:














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Hey Carleton not about ziano but I recognized the Illinois Plates what part of Illinois you from?
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Wanna do my truck? :D
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Hey Carleton not about ziano but I recognized the Illinois Plates what part of Illinois you from?
In the Naperville area...do you live in or around Chi-town?



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Wanna do my truck? :D

Actually, sure. If you're ever in Chicago I'll do your truck for ya (I say this hoping you are never near Chicago, hahaha)

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yeah I live in chicago up near O'hare we really need to have a big chicago area meet
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Yea we do dave!
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Did Some Photochopping

Hmmm.. I think I can find an excuse to wander over to Chicago.. :D
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The best part of Zaino is how long it lasts. This is my truck about 6 weeks after I applied Zaino; all I did was wash it every 2-3 weeks with Zaino Z7 car wash:

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hey SpdKilz is it just me or does your car have alot of orange peal? the first pic is kinda decieving... other than that i must say your car look outstanding!!! A+

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Yes it does :( All Corvette's have an orange peal problem....it kinda sucks, but nothing you can really do.
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what is orange peel?
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I see the light....

As said, orange peel is notorious for Corvettes, and many people were hoping that they would get rid of it with the new C6 (and Chevy said there would be significantly less of it). However, as you can see in this picture of a new C6, it is still there:




So, in answer to your question Christian, orange peel is a state that the paint goes on the car. Orange peel is, as I understand it, unevenness of the paints surface, which is caused by the paint being put on too thickly, or with not enough solvent, or something along those lines. Hence, it looks like the texture of an orange :)
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The best part of Zaino is how long it lasts. This is my truck about 6 weeks after I applied Zaino; all I did was wash it every 2-3 weeks with Zaino Z7 car wash:
That is a big 10-4. I'm addicted to this stuff. I have the full kit, so nice to have handy. Just curious, how many 100% cotton towels did you get? I picked up 3 Martex bath towels over at Sears for $4.85 each, which was a steal. They were running a big sale.

I need to get my full review in here to show you guys soon.
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Here's a pic of my truck after driving around in the rain....I applied mequiars about 2 months ago.

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When I run out of Zaino I'm going to give that new NXT tech wax a try, but so far nothing I've used have beaten Zaino.
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Does this picture look good?

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The best part of Zaino is how long it lasts. This is my truck about 6 weeks after I applied Zaino; all I did was wash it every 2-3 weeks with Zaino Z7 car wash:
That is a big 10-4. I'm addicted to this stuff. I have the full kit, so nice to have handy. Just curious, how many 100% cotton towels did you get? I picked up 3 Martex bath towels over at Sears for $4.85 each, which was a steal. They were running a big sale.

I need to get my full review in here to show you guys soon.
Matt. Where did you get your Steeda 'button' for the front grille instead of the Ford 'button' that is there. and what did it cost you?
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I wonder if the "peel" has anything to do with the fact that Vettes are fiberglass ???
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Hmmm...Orange Peel effect is from manufacturers drying the paint with either heat lamps/infrared or UV curing to speed up the process it causes the paint to look like the surface of an orange...smooth but dimpled.

Yes the properties of Fiberglass cause it to amplify orange peel, I'm a boater and know all about fiberglass and the varying ways to paint it gel coat it etc...it absorbs heat differently than metal.
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When my dad and I were restoring our vette, the painter that painted it did an awsome job... No Orange peel..
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To my understanding, you can get rid of that orange peel by wet sanding with a 1500 grit, then buffing with and orbital buffer with polishing compound. Mostly it is in the clear. I know my ranger could use some of that.
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Carleton how many neons you got on the vette now?
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Must buy Zaino now!

Cannot get the swirl marks out of the vette. Was looking at a new paint job, may just try this zaino stuff....
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im sold on the nxt wax by maguiers...but i mite have to try this stuff...its hard as crap to make a white truck glossy and refective....
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i washed my truck the Friday with all (almost) Meguiar's products and my truck is super shiny, all i need to do is get them shoes scuffs buffed out and it will be show shine. If you don't look at the bumper. I used Meguiar's Gold Class car was, Meguiar's NXT Tech protectant, Meguiar's High Gloss Hot Shine Tire Spray, adn Stoner Invisible Glass. I also used all microfiber cloths, and wash sponge. I still need their Gold Class Instant Wheel Cleaner, Heavy Duty Carpet Cleaner, Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover, and their NXT Generation Tech Wax (not the paste). As you can tell im a big fan of Meguiar's, been using them for years.
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Carleton how many neons you got on the vette now?
Four - Two in the side vents, two in my amp racks. All are white, all rarely come on, lol.
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