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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:16 pm 
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So I've been a hobbyist for a while and had great results using my 'standard' toolkit on previous cars - all of which have been blue/grey. I recently bought myself a white 5 series and want to get it looking its best and protected as in the two weeks I've had her the slightest bit of rain makes her look filthy!!

What recommendations are there for a wax that is going to offer maximum depth and decent protection on the white paintwork? At the moment my only wax is Collinite 476s which is fine but I'd like to expand out and try anything recommended that could be better...

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Barry


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:59 pm 
Good question....

Whilst a wax provides a lustre on any colour, on lighter paint colours (especially white and silver), it doesn't really give a huge depth of gloss. That is where a sealant comes into play....replace the base protective layer with a sealant for a depth of gloss and then top it off with a wax to give it a less sterile appearance.

Of course, the base paintwork should be decontaminated and then highly polished for best effect.

Several layers of Zaino Z2 can provide you with an almost dripping wet effect protective coat and you could top this off with your existing wax.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:07 pm 
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Thanks for the recommendation Willington, I've got the Carlack twins in my stash so would my process be:
Wash
Clay
Polish
Carlack NSC
Carlack Sealant
Zaino Z2 (x2)
Wax

or does the Zaino replace the Carlack Sealant stage?

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Barry


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:19 pm 
After polishing, you can miss out the carlack 'Twin' stage altogether and go into the Z2 layers. You may like just the Z2 without the wax on white paint...it's all just personal taste.

Btw, Z2 needs only to be applied on a white cotton applicator pad, used exceedingly sparingly, and then buffed off. For the second layer of Z2, you need to let the base application 'cure', or use the Zaino accelerator package to layer immediately.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:28 pm 
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Great, thanks again for the advice. Looks like CYC are out of the accelerator packs so may have to do several layers once cured...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:41 pm 
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The obligatory Zaino application video

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:14 pm 
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save your money and just apply the Carlack twins, 3 or 4 coats of Carlack LLS leaves a blinding finish on white.... Wouldn't bother with a wax personally, I find it "yellows" the finish on white a bit.

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