Zaino & vinyl

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  1. cheezsnake

    cheezsnake New Member

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    I think I remember a discussion on this awhile back...

    Is Zaino safe to apply over vinyl stripes? Not that the stripes necessarily need to be coated, but it would mean I could be a little less careful around them. Would a coat a Zaino make bugs and dirt wipe off the stripes easier?
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    cheezsnake New Member

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    Hmmm. Looks like nobody knows? :shrug: So I get to be the guinea pig! :D
  3. Gameon

    Gameon New Member

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    You'll be fine putting Zaino Z5 or Z2 over vinyl. You want to make sure you cover any unpainted trim and plastic.

    Here's the prep that I did:
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    Here are my results after three coats of Z5:
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    Here's a lil secret, add a layer or two of a nice Carnuaba wax after the Zaino has cured and you'll get an amazing wet look.

    This is the finished result after the Z5 cured I added 1 coat of Z2 and 2 coats of Carnuaba wax:
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    topless beach New Member

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    You're obviously being careful w/ the zaino and the plastic trim. Does zaino have any different effect on plastic trim than what any ordinary wax would do to it?
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    Dude, WTF? Are you polishing or painting the car? That's a little overboard
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    :lol: I thought it was a bit much as well...but, to each his own. :)
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    cheezsnake New Member

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    Wow! That's an amazing shine, though. :nice: Looks like wet paint. Thanks for the advice.
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    Wow!!! Im gonna have to buy some Zaino sometime... :nice:
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    Haha, yea, my examples are a bit overboard if you apply by hand, I use an orbital buffer so I make sure to cover everything. With proper prep work you can keep clean up time to a minimum.

    The Zaino won't harm or dull the plastic but when it get's on trim it's kind of a b*tch to get off.

    I'm not THAT overboard, go visit autopia.org and you'll see what overboard is. They can show you how to detail EVERY part of the car.

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