Sal Zaino and the DF Towel owner must think we are stupid

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Scottwax, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    http://autopia.org/forum/detailing-product-discussion/94021-newb-q-what-towels-zaino.html

    This IS cross promotion:

    DF's site copy...

    Our DF Concours Towels as well as all our textile products such as our wash mitts, buffing bonnets, applicators, etc. are now approved by Zaino Brothers as safe to use with their products!

    This is wonderful news! After extensive testing Sal Zaino has declared our AlpineFiber® to be safe to use with their Show Car Polishes to produce a scratch free, swirl free shine. Our products are the only all natural towels and related products to receive this coveted endorsement. We have endorsed and recommended Zaino products for years as a perfect compliment to our DF Concours line.


    Zaino site copy...

    Zaino now approves 2 types of towels:
    - 100% "Made in the USA" cotton
    - DF Towels brand towels (DF Concours products)
    <---- clickable link on autopia

    The owner of DF Towel claims there is no agreement. To keep DavidB out of any problems with him, I posted I accept his word there is no agreement but we all know he is shoveling a huge pile of bullshit.

    Of course, blkZ28 has to pull the DF comments right off the website, the good little Zaino soldier that he is. Him pulling the quote to me is absolute proof there is more than just mutual admiration going on between DT and Zaino. It stuns me that DavidB lets all this subtle spam go on.
     
  2. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    not knowing any of the politics on autopia, i can say that any time i read/hear/see on company plugging another's product i always assume there is some agreement between the two.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I know that I asked permission from the body shop I recommend to use a link to their site on my website. At the very least, it is common courtesy.
     
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    oh brother, this will surely cause even more nutswinging.
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    It's good to see that the Vroom towels are actually worth the money, I noticed them today but was unsure so I decided not to get any, I'll have to pick some up next time. :cool:
     
  6. Scottwax

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    The Vroom towels kick ass. Every bit as good as any other quality MF I have used.
     
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    Arya Stark Resident Celebrity OT Supporter

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    Agree with the Vroom towels, I like them better than the pakshak towels.
     
  8. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Im an avid Zaino user but I really dont know why it is that some guys act like it is th ONLY option in all of detailing.
     
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    Oh the drama.... :greddy: That is one of the reasons I stopped visiting Autopia.

    Zaino used to be good (1989-ish), but they went to a mass-produced/commercial model of product distribution, then down the tubes, IMHO. I don't want to support products where the sellers/users feel that they need to strong-arm others into using their products. I vote with my dollars and Zaino doesn't get my vote. Their products are not the end-all, be-all for detailing. Not even close.

    My $0.02 worth.
     
  10. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    :ugh::ugh::ugh:
     
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    i've never used Zaino, but the way people push it over there really turns me off to trying the product. everyone says it is the greatest, but i'm not gonna follow everyone off that proverbial bridge just cause they say so.
     
  12. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    I was reading this thread over at Autopia. You can never win with the Zaino guys ever there. It is a no win battle!
     
  13. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Zaino has some decent stuff but you can get equal/better results with other products at a lower price. The main problem I have always had with Zaino is the Zaino koolaid drinkers. Plus the core group on autopia that constantly spam threads with (click and brag or any Zaino discussion) what sounds like marketing jargon.
     
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    Exactly. That was my point, but you said it better. :h5:
     
  15. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    You tried Ultima yet? Since I can write it off on the taxes I thought what the fuck and bought it. Should be here by Saturday. Going to try it on a clients 2006 Nissan Murano.
     
  16. Scottwax

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    Isn't Ultima $70?

    I'll wait for more reviews. Opti-Seal is so damn good, Ultima had better apply itself and give me a blowjob for nearly 3 times the price.
     
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    Ultima = liquid gold.
     
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    I vote......BAN!

    But then again, I'm a little biased on this subject.
     
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    Autopia....lots of sheep...not many individuals anymore.
     
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    Autopia sucks and who cares about this really?
     
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    You sir are CORRECT!
     
  22. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Not really. Just a core group of Zaino Nazis mess it up for everyone else.
     
  23. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I hear ya. I've used Zaino, someone on Autopia sent me...or should I say, Sal sent it to me through this person because no one buys $130 worth of product and sends it to someone for free. I've given it more than a fair shot. Decent stuff but nothing earth-shattering. Other than maybe ZAIO, nothing I'd spend my own money on and if the persistant rumors I hear are true, a local auto parts chain carries a product so similar it can't possibly be a mere coincidence.
     
  24. justin30513

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    I still have got more compliments from my Meg's #80/NXT liquid steps
     
  25. Scottwax

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    Not suprising, that is a great combo.

    The Zaino Nazis really hate NXT, just despise it. I know why too. All those steps, all those layers of Zaino and $$$ of products and a good polish and 1 application of NXT looks better. Just kills them they spent $100+ and a whole weekend using Zaino and their buddy can go to Pep Boys, buy Meguiars #9 and NXT, spend a few hours and their car looks better. :mamoru:

    Even funnier, after all the Zaino hate towards NXT and guess what? First time I used Z5 Pro, my first thought was "hey, that looks a lot like NXT on black". :rofl:
     

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