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You may or may not have heard of this product but it is very well recieved in the Corvette and Viper communities. It is called "Zaino" and it is absolutely the best polish I've ever used on my cars and bikes bar none! As good as Harley paint is, it deserves to have the best stuff put on it. The products are not sold through any outlets but can be obtained from vendors in practically every state or straight from Zaino.

Their website is located at: www.zainobros.com

They have an entire lineup of car/motorcycle detailing products and all are top quality products. Sal the owner is one of a kind and will gladly answer questions concerning detailing or his product line.

Try'em, you'll like'em.
 

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Seems like I've heard that sales pitch before. Verbatim.
I ain't selling anything so there ain't no sales pitch, Tex, just fact. I don't give a flying flick if you use the product or not. It works on my bike just fine. You just stick with your "cow wax #7" or what ever you boys in the lone star steak house use these days.
 

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Time for a Beer

PT, Creep,

Let me buy you gents a beer. A cold one between friends will resolve any misunderstandings. Don't ya' think? Have been to N/C and Texas and both a great states. Wonderful places to ride. Now, about that beer...
 

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I ain't selling anything so there ain't no sales pitch, Tex, just fact. I don't give a flying flick if you use the product or not. It works on my bike just fine. You just stick with your "cow wax #7" or what ever you boys in the lone star steak house use these days.
Damn, did they come out with a #7?? I'm still usin the "cow wax #6". Guess I'll have to walk over to the hitchin post and check that new sh!t out!!
 

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Damn, did they come out with a #7?? I'm still usin the "cow wax #6". Guess I'll have to walk over to the hitchin post and check that new sh!t out!!
#6? Son, you've been standing downwind from the cattle yards too long :D !! #6 is for polishing Krylon spray paint. #7 is for kitchen appliance enamels. Don't forget to go over it with about an 80 grit wetsand to kill the orange peel and bring out the shine.

Pasadenajim's buying beer. I'll supply the N.C. BBQ. Creep, looks like you're stuck with bringing the steaks.
 

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Does this mean I should throw out my Liqui-Tech???? :D
No. I'd put Zaino and Liqui-Tech in the same class of polishes. Both offer about the same lineup of cleaning and detailing products. My experience is with Zaino, your's appearently is with Liqui-Tech. Both are light-years ahead of conventional waxes and polishes. Boils down to personal preference.
 

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GOSH DARN and GOLLY, GEE WHIZ !!

Now I just don't know what to think......

I live in Texas, I ride a PROPER motorcycle, AND I use Liqui-Tech.


LOL ;)

Ride Safe,
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I have tried every product that has been promoted over the years...Simonize, Turtle Wax, LiquiTek, Eagle One and others. I still use McGuiar's Gold. It is just carnuba wax... I have used it on show cars, show bikes, my Corvette and my motorcycles.

My brother who paints and restores classic Ferarris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces and Bentleys told me a long time ago that nothing can take the place of a couple of coats of Carnuba wax. He said that other products might go on easier or come off easier but wax is wax.

I guess there'll always be as many options as there are opinions about what one is best but I have never seen anything that could replace the shine of a couple of caots of pure carnuba.

...and that goes for west coast, east coast and even Texas. I'd bet that even in the deserts of the middle east the discerning detailers use godd old wax.

Now where's my beer and BBQ ???????

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I have tried every product that has been promoted over the years...Simonize, Turtle Wax, LiquiTek, Eagle One and others. I still use McGuiar's Gold. It is just carnuba wax... I have used it on show cars, show bikes, my Corvette and my motorcycles.

My brother who paints and restores classic Ferarris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces and Bentleys told me a long time ago that nothing can take the place of a couple of coats of Carnuba wax. He said that other products might go on easier or come off easier but wax is wax.

I guess there'll always be as many options as there are opinions about what one is best but I have never seen anything that could replace the shine of a couple of caots of pure carnuba.

...and that goes for west coast, east coast and even Texas. I'd bet that even in the deserts of the middle east the discerning detailers use godd old wax.

Now where's my beer and BBQ ???????

manny
Oh yeah, good ol' carnuba wax. Goes on sorta easy, comes off kinda easy, looks shiny and lasts, what..., two or three weeks before the shine is gone?!?! That may be OK for a newly painted vehicle leaving the shop but I'd rather ride than buff paint so I use the stuff that lasts.

Your brother is right about one thing; carnuba wax is just that, wax. It yellows, oxidizes, and provides minimal protection (NO UV protection) for the paint. It shines mostly from the oils in the wax that attact dust and pollutants to the paint surface. Ask your brother what the silicone by-products in some conventional waxes (used to make them go on easier) will do if not completely removed from a surface being made ready for new paint. If you think that you can build up layers of wax with multiple applications you're mistaken. Your newest coat of wax you put on just dissolved and removed your previous coat of wax. The newer polishes are not affected by application of additional product and will build additional layers.

I've read multiple test results by different magazines and the carnuba waxes never beat the newer polishes for ease of application, shine, or durability.

JMHO. Beer and BBQ is where you find it.
 

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Hold on, now!

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Oh . Beer and BBQ is where you find it.
HOLD ON, now, PT. I recall that Creep has the steaks, I got the beer, and you better tell ya' wife that a bunch of hungry bikers are coming by fer beer and bar--b-que this afternoon. She'll like that! A LOT!!!

My girl Leece purchased a FXDL last weekend. She had to ride yesterday. In the rain. Washed (guess who, and it wasn't her!) the bike today and used S-100 (I think I have the name of the product correct). A fast and pretty good quick clean and polish product. Have used it quite a bit myself over the years. Just have to remember to hose it off pretty quickly or it'll "spot" your bike.
 

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My girl Leece purchased a FXDL last weekend. She had to ride yesterday. In the rain. Washed (guess who, and it wasn't her!) the bike today and used S-100 (I think I have the name of the product correct)....
I have used this stuff before. I can never get it to rinse off completely. I mean, 10 minutes of straight rinsing and I'm still getting suds off of the bike. However, this past May I rode back from D.C. in a blinding rainstorm. My black and chrome softail was brown and grey by the time I got home. I used a whole spray bottle of the S-100 to clean the bike. It worked, especially on the black engine, but I still brought out the bucket and car wash to go over the bike a second time, just to make sure the S-100 was compeltely gone. Plus, this stuff ain't cheap!!

Boy, you guys sure missed some good BBQ!!! What happened???
 

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rinse off problems with S100

I've had the same problems with S100. About all I plan on using it for is the places I can't get to, or maybe the bottom side of the motor, or maybe just before a "real" wash with old fashion soap and water. I've heard good things about it, but it just doesn't do it for me.
I also bought the S100 spray can of detail cleaner and wax. It also leaves streaks - quite a bit of rubbing to get it out.
Kinda re-inforces to me, the old statement "if it's to good to be true, it probably is."
I guess Amsoil is suppose to market a detail cleaner I might try.
Always something to spend money on. . .
RainRider:rolleyes:
 

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RainRider said:
...Always something to spend money on. . .
RainRider:rolleyes:
Q: What does "HD" stands for?

A: "Hundred Dollars"

Q: Why?

A: Because no matter what you want to do to your bike, it's a "Hundred Dollars" ! :p
 

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Do the Sopr..........uuuh!!.........Zaino's have an equivalent to the LikkiTech Girls?


Best stuff ever for quick cleaning the bike once it has been waxed is that "Plexus" stuff that is supposed to be for windscreens.
Simple Green dilluted with water works just as good as S100 to clean the heavy stuff, pain to rinse off either way.
 

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PT, still got the Vette? I too learned of the Zano craz from the Corvette forum. Tried it and was not that impressed. My Sebring Silver C5 just didnt shine any better than the Zymoil I had been using.

I do recommend S100 engine bright, works well to bring the black back.
 

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How about the waterless cleaners

I've used the S100 cleaner too and found out it works best when its a cool day (gets pretty hot and sunny here in Hawaii) and when your bike is really dirty and not hot. I'll use it once in awhile, but I've also used the waterless car wash... forgot the name of that stuff... black bottle with blue words, and you buy it from multilevel marketting folks (bought mine at a car/bike show). I like it as a quick detail wash and polish application. Spray it on and wipe off the light glaze. Only problem is if you spray it on detailed areas, that you can't reach... ie. engine area, behind cables, etc, then it may leave white stuff on your bike. It's quick and it comes out like a polished finish. I like it. Anyone else try it? What'd ya think? Anyone ever tried Pig Spit?
 

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Zaino here. Use it on the Vette and the Fatty.
 
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