Latest detail: 2000 Maxima (23 pics, 56K no way)

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by THT, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    A 5th gen Maxima was brought to me for some Zaino treatment today. This is the first black car I've ever done. For the most part, I'm content with my abilities and how Zaino looks on a black car but I couldn't get all the webbing out of the trunk lid which was really frustrating. I'm open to an guidance/advice. Oh well, I just have to improve my skills. The white specks aren't imperfections...it's residual Zaino powder that clings to the car due to static electricity. What was done:

    Wash with Z7
    Claybar
    Wash with Z7 again
    ZPC
    Z2 Pro
    Z6
    Z2 Pro
    Grand Finale
    Zaino tire dressing (two coats)


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  2. Masta Z

    Masta Z FUCK BOSTON

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    that SE-R badge has to go
     
  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Not my car
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Did you use a rotary? Looks like rotary holograms on the rear bumper to me. :dunno:

    ZPC probably isn't aggressive enough for deeper swirls, you probably need something like Meguiars DACP or Optimum Compound to remove the swirls then follow with ZPC.
     
  5. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    All done by hand. I'm going to take your advice and try some other swirl removers.
     
  6. Sandlapper

    Sandlapper Nothing is Finer, than Carolina!

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    Looks good, but those white specks have got to go! :o
     
  7. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    After the pics were taken, I ran my California Duster over it and they disappeared. My buddy took the pics while I went inside to grab a water and before the duster.
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Honestly, for best results, you are going to need a Porter Cable 7424 or 7336 to remove the holograms. Meguiars DACP will remove light holograms by hand but be prepared to work your ass off doing it.
     
  9. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Nothing personal but that looks like shit. I can see residue in moldings, its swirled to hell. And what a gay hood, makes us Maxima owners look bad.
     
  10. Buck-O

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    Scuffs, scratches, maring, halos, trim residue, dirty body seams, etc.

    Not a very profesional job.

    Sucks you wasted all of that time, and all of that product becuase you dont have the right tools to use it right.
    You need to look into getting a Porter Cable, and some good quality polishing pads, so you can use the stuff youve got properly, and get the results you need/want.
     

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