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post #31 of 36 Old 02-11-2017, 09:06 AM
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Nufinish is a polish cleaner. Wax is a layer of protection.

NuFinish is a great product, but it is what it is. An abrasive cleaner that works great.

Go ahead and wax with polish all day buddy.



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post #32 of 36 Old 02-11-2017, 09:12 AM
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It is a perfectly fine product. But if you're just gonna wipe it on and wipe it off, you're not getting the result it's capable of. Buffing is able to be done by hand for those of you with no buffer or experience with a buffer. Inexperienced buffer use can lead to irreparable harm to the paint job.

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Buffing compounds are what makes the biggest difference. The 3m 3-stage system is what I used for years doing finish work on new paint jobs. Compound is basically liquid sandpaper. The grit getting finer as you transition through the three stages. Ultimately you are looking to create the a reflection as clear as a mirror.
Wax is a top coat that does serve as a protectant. The problem most people don't understand is it dissolves in soap, so when you wash the car a week later, with soapy water, the wax is gone.
The Nu finish commercials are merely camera magic. They don't show you where they buffed the vehicle to a perfect shine, so when that car wash has washed off the wax it still has that perfect shine.
Effort!!! is what actually does the trick. If your looking for the easy way that only takes an hour, you're going to get a temporary, half-assed result no matter what you use.
You're so right it's all about the effort. And as I said, Zaino is at least an all day process. Zaino sells a mild soap that they recommend, so I usually hand wash my Jeeps. I do hear comments from time to time, "Hey your Jeep is too shiny!" In my defense, bugs, mud and oils wash off easier.

Basically what I follow with Zaino products:
1) Give a complete wash using Dawn to remove oils, etc.
2) Clay bar, using Zaino's soap in a small spray bottle with distilled water to spray on areas as I use the clay bar.
3) Wash with Zaino's soap to remove any clay. They also sell really nice applicator pads & towels.
4) Apply several coats of Z5 polish for scratches.
5) Apply Z2 polish.
6) Apply Z6 gloss enhancer.

Last fall I did this to my wife's 12-year-old Liberty, and other than a few scratches from just the age of the vehicle, the paint looks awesome. My idea about keeping her vehicle looking good is to keep us from having to replace it.


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Last fall I did this to my wife's 12-year-old Liberty, and other than a few scratches from just the age of the vehicle, the paint looks awesome. My idea about keeping her vehicle looking good is to keep us from having to replace it.
Do you have any tips to make my GF's 04' Liberty headlights clear again?
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Do you have any tips to make my GF's 04' Liberty headlights clear again?
I have not had that problem with our Liberty. A friend told me recently about using one of those kits that grinds away the yellow. He said that there are two kits, and unfortunately he bought the less expensive kit that required a lot of hand work (lol) over pads that attach to a drill. But, I'd also check to see what the price is of just replacing the plastic headlight covers?


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