anyone tried Rejex yet?
Billy_Talent said:I use Zaino on mine (WRB) and when I put three coats on it looked freakishly clean. Seriously, it looked out of place in reality because it was so shiny. I have some mild swirl marks (owned since Oct. 03), but hey they're a fact of life. You're going to get swirls pretty much no matter how hard you try not to. I owned a black vehicle before this one and that was sooooo much harder to keep clean and swirl-free.
Say what? I agree that a natural chamois is a very bad idea, but a synthetic one is the way to go in my opinion. Natural ones also contain oils that can remove wax. I use the absorber and it works great. You can machine wash it after every use as well to get out any dirt that may be trapped in it.Ogane said:Just talked to Nick at Zaino Bros and he concurred that Chamois' will put swirls on your paint. He said 100% cotton is the only way to go. He advised me to go to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy some towels made by Field Crest/Cannon. He said that they were a little expensive but well worth it.DrEvyl said:Actually pure 100% cotton towels are the best way to go. My previous cars had 10-15 coats of Zaino on them and there wasn't a swirl mark anywhere.... The problem is finding pure 100% cotton towels. Just because it says 100% cotton doesn't mean it is, and I have found towels that will scratch the car. After a while, you get to know what to look for. I try to find things that says 100% cotton, 100% cotton stitching, 100% cotton backing. And not "Egyptian" cotton or anything like that. Just COTTON.CloNeGTS said:I wouldn't call cotton towels babying a modern clear coat finish. This is the way they all are. If you buy a dark colored car, you are going to see the clear coat doing it's job......taking the heat and protecting the real paint layer.
If it costs less than $10/towel... it's NOT 100% COTTON!
A chamois is the WORST thing you could use short of a sponge.... simply because it is a porous material that will trap tiny pieces of dirt, sand, and other abrasive items.Instead of those towels....get you a nice shami. I only use a towel to dry out the engine bay and door/trunk areas.
Wash your car with a 100% cotton towel. Use two buckets... one with Z7/water, and the other with clear water. Rinse the towel in the clear water before putting it in the Z7/water and washing your car with it. Just getting the dirt out of the towel and not putting it in with your soap will eliminate a lot of swirls.
You can save a lot of work just by being anal about the towels you choose.The Zaino is incredible for eliminating those swirls. New or old, your car has swirls, does it not? You need the Z5. What swirls I did have.....95% are gone with the first app of Z5-Z2.
Stick with chamois you will have swirls. I can keep my car swirl free without going to town on the Z5.Stick with cotton and Z2 only, you will have swirls. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.
Lol. Welcome to the club.saltypalm said:ok, for 3 days my sti has not been started. i just discovered zaino and have been going nutz. i really miss driving it and feel that my life is now lacking. however i keep applying zaino to the sti and taking pictures between coats. my wife is very concerned. my 3 year old really wants to ride in "daddy's race car". i wonder if anything like ZAINO'S ANONYMOUS exists LOL!!! I LOVE IT!!! this car! this polish! life IS good :wink: i hope subaru bumps this thing to 400 HP
Yeah, but have you used Zaino Bros? If you tried them all like me, and then tried Zaino, I think you would be impressed.ashumo said:i think i can really hit this one. ive used every wax you can imagine from having black cars for a long time its real tough keeping a good wax job on em.