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Which do you like better and why? I've used ZAINO before on my RS, and it works really well- however I like the idea of Griots "kits" where you can buy everything you need at once and save some money...
 
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Does that stuff actually work better then the upscale stuff you can purchase at the local Canadian Tire (Canadian for Pep-boys hehe)?
 

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I have heard way too many people say they just love Zainos and you won't understand the difference until you try it.

Haven't heard a thing about Groits. The observation I can make is that every item Groit's sells seems to be 3x as expensive as something you can buy elsewhere.

"Best Hose Nozzle - $50" Uh...I'll use my not-quite-best nozzle from Target for $5, thank you!
 

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Yeah Groits is expensive but they have nice stuff. I have not used their products but have used Zaino. On black Zaino is amazing. Not sure what I will use on my STi. Either Zaino or Klasse. Might try one this year and other next to see what works better.
 

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Both Griots and Zaino make fine products. Their stuff is that much better than the stuff at Canadian Tire, but if you are not willing to put in a lot of time you won't see a huge difference. BTW, Zaino doesn't make a single polish. If you have OCD or just like your car really clean, I would recommend www.autopia.org . It is a forum dedicated to detailing, but a warning : your car looks terrible next to the good ones there.
 

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Holy cow! This guy uses Griots. :eek: :eek:





I hope this shows up if you're not registered with autopia, that's where I found the shots![/img]
 

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I recommend Griot's products. I don't mind paying for a quality product. Yes, I think any nozzle or hose will do but I really like Griot's brushes, cleaners, polishes, and especillay the carnuba wax. I have used Griot's for many years and have always been satisfied.
 

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Either Griots, Zaino Bros. or Klasse and you won't go wrong. I prefer Zainos products since they all work well together (chemically designed to do so) and have produced the best results for me.

Griot's has a lot of stuff when it comes to accessories that I like. I have their chamois, micro fiber towels and brushes and I would recommend them.

While I enjoy looking through their catalog I do get the impression that they are a catalog company first and a car care product company second... I wonder if they actually make their own car care products or just buy them and mark the price up for resale. The last catalog I received from them had "Griots BBQ Sauce" for crying out loud.

I would go to the Zaino Bros. website, give them a call and see what you think. They were very helpful the time that I called. The website has tons of info on each product they have as well as a instructions for its use so you can get an idea on the amount of work required to use their stuff.

www.zainostore.com

Another great company is Autopia Car Care. They carry a lot of German products like Klasse. Good info too.

www.autopia-carcare.com
 

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There are some accesories that Griot's just puts their name on. However, I know they make most of their own care car products because I have been to the warehouse (only 15 mins from my house) and have seen the manufacturing line - pretty cool actually.

Thanks for the info on Zainos and Autopia. I will check them out as well.

Happy "WAX-ON, WAX-OFF".
 

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There are some accesories that Griot's just puts their name on. However, I know they make most of their own care car products because I have been to the warehouse (only 15 mins from my house) and have seen the manufacturing line - pretty cool actually.
Thanks! That's good to know. Speak of the devil, I just got another catalog from them today.
 

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However, I know they make most of their own care car products because I have been to the warehouse (only 15 mins from my house) and have seen the manufacturing line - pretty cool actually.
If you can get away with not having to pay the outrageous marked-up shipping :roll: , Griot's products would be a bit more reasonable! :lol:
 

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I have been receiving their catalogs for a while now. I am really drooling over the new one I just got the other day and getting some good ideas since I just signed a purchase agreement on a townhouse. I would love to deck out the garage with some stuff in their cataloge but their prices are kind of high. I will probably use it like I use my Crutchfield catalogs, just for research to decide what I want then go and find it cheaper.
 

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zaino all the way here. Restored my supra's 10 year old paint to brand new and it stayed that way for over a year now without reapplying coats :)

Robert~
 
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