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Old 04-04-2007, 03:45 PM
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My spring ritual (after the spring Carrera Classic Driver's Ed Event) is to wash the car with dawn dish soap. That will strip off the wax. Then I claybar it, followed by fresh waxing. I mainly use Mother's products but use a synthetic wax on the wheels - lasts longer than carnuba wax considering the heat generated by the brakes.
My favorite part of the whole job is to stand behind the car snd toss a clean cotton towel onto the roof and watch as it slides down the roof, onto and across the hood to the ground as if it was floating!
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:36 PM
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Thanks. Lots of good information and suggestions. Looks like I have some work to do as soon as my eyes readjust from looking a Jonathan's car. You need to put a warning on those pictures!
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:41 PM
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For my maintenance shining, I use a clay bar and Klasse All In One then a sealant. Buy a good orbital polisher and the regular white pad. That cut my time in one third.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:01 PM
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Is 303 compromised by car soap and should it be applied after each washing?
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:40 PM
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By my informal tally, Zaino seems to be in the lead. Anyone got any great places to buy it? Here's an interesting user guide: http://www.autopia-carcare.com/zaino.html

Back when I spent time on Bimmerforums, the consensus was P-21S outside and Leatherique for the inside. I'm willing to concede on the wax, but any one have better experience than Leatherique?
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dcdude68
By my informal tally, Zaino seems to be in the lead. Anyone got any great places to buy it? Here's an interesting user guide: http://www.autopia-carcare.com/zaino.html

Back when I spent time on Bimmerforums, the consensus was P-21S outside and Leatherique for the inside. I'm willing to concede on the wax, but any one have better experience than Leatherique?
www.zainobros.com

Go straight to the source...
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:41 AM
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By my informal tally, Zaino seems to be in the lead.
Zaino's original regimen is a great solution if you take the time and follow their instructions carefully. They were a pioneer with polymers. Nowadays you can choose from dozens of polymer sealants from many reputable brands. But Zaino is still Zaino, and will always have a cult following.
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