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I know this should be in the detailing forum, but since it's an R........<p>I've never seen this sort of reflectivity from my black R before. Check out this image of my kayak reflected in my R's hood - <p><IMG SRC="http://kropp.poetshome.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7027.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>and just in case you didn't believe me - <p><IMG SRC="http://kropp.poetshome.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7027_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And another - <p><IMG SRC="http://kropp.poetshome.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7033.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://kropp.poetshome.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7033_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://kropp.poetshome.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7031_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I used five coats of Zaino Z5 with the ZFX accelerator - I haven't even put the Z2 pro on yet!<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Grendel at 5:15 PM 4-11-2006</i>
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (Grendel)

Sick..<p>I wouldn't dare driving it ever again.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hi Alt R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How about doing that to my Black R. Its only a short jaunt up here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nah, I'm closer. You're more than welcome to come up here and do the same thing to my car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Looks phenomenal. Good job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (Grendel)

LOL...I was asking myself why you were taking pictures of your garage when the thread popped up. That's a great shine!
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (Grendel)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sick..<br>I wouldn't dare driving it ever again.. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You got that right - I might just keep it in the garage for awhile. What will probably happen now is my wife will take it shopping and come back with four or five door dings............... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (KillerB)

Excellent! How long did it take? Do you do any light polishing before the Zaino, or do you keep your car swirl free to begin with?
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (I Roll)

It took a good four hours or so. When I picked up the car from the dealer new it had pretty nasty swirl marks - they offered to "fix" it, by having the same kid go at it with the same non random orbital buffer - I said I'd deal with it myself. <p>I used one coat of Zaino Z-PC paint swirl remover, then 5 coats of the Z-5. I'll probably put a coat or two of Z2 pro today while I'm still in the mood. I'm completely hooked on this Zaino stuff, I put three coats of Z2 on my MINI (which only took about 40 minutes as there is far less paint than the V) and it looked amazing, so I thought I'd try it with the R - Zaino is even more stunning on black than on my Dark Silver MINI.
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (Grendel)

Grendel: Very nice work! Was it manual elbow grease or did you use a machine (porter-cable random orbital perphaps?).<p>I've seen mirror-like pictures like yours in the forums at Autotopia and I wouldn't have believed it until you posted your amazing pictures.<br>FYI, this is a link to the Autotopia site <A HREF="http://www.guidetodetailing.com/articles.php?articleId=47" TARGET="_blank">http://www.guidetodetailing.co...Id=47</A><p>Again, nice work mate <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LTA<p><br>
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (LTA)

Thanks LTA!<p>I used very little elbow grease. I have the poor mans Porter Cable - the Ryobi 10" random orbital. It's a whopping $25 bucks at the Home Depot. I got a few extra buffing pads for another $10. After using the r. orbital I went over it again for each coat with fieldcrest cotton towels - which was very easy after the buffer did most of the work. <p>Lots of people swear by the Porter Cable, but I didn't see the point to the extra $100 - the Ryobi works fine for me. <p>
 

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WOW!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That looks very, very nice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You're only 15 miles from me so I'd like to make an appointment please. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (KillerB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LOL...I was asking myself why you were taking pictures of your garage when the thread popped up. That's a great shine!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I thought the same thing! <p><br>Great job on the car!!! How long did that take? And do you have tennis elbow now?
 

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I can't recall, is Zaino one of the waxes that doesn't leave any white residue on the trim?<p>I used McGuire's NXT the last time (very nice product, but will leave behind the white stuff), and after spending the time to tape off all the trim, one coat was all I was doing. I'd be very interested in a wax that didn't require either protecting the trim or removing the inevitable spots of white later, which is a pain.<p>Oh, and beautiful job on the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (mgotts)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mgotts</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't recall, is Zaino one of the waxes that doesn't leave any white residue on the trim?<p>I used McGuire's NXT the last time (very nice product, but will leave behind the white stuff), and after spending the time to tape off all the trim, one coat was all I was doing. I'd be very interested in a wax that didn't require either protecting the trim or removing the inevitable spots of white later, which is a pain.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Zaino and p21S <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> These should both do a great job protecting and won't leave that wonderful white stuff on the trim pieces. <br>
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (Vipergtsz3)

Jerome - <p>Just bring her on over. A few coats of Zaino and a few beers, and we'll finally have a GTG!<p>I figured this was probably the last week before it starts to get really humid down here - the next time I'll have to apply Zaino will be October. <p>And not leaving the white residue is another very cool part of the Zaino benefit - no white wax all over everything. It can be used on chrome, black trim, even glass. I avoided the black trim probably out of habit - many people use this stuff on their windows too, something I didn't do. <p>I used the McGuires tech wax on the R the last time - it had a nice shine - nowhere near as deep as this, and it only seemed to last about a month. Zaino is even easier to apply as you don't have to be anal about getting near the trim, and it lasts 6 months.<p>
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (Grendel)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Grendel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Jerome - <p>Just bring her on over. A few coats of Zaino and a few beers, and we'll finally have a GTG!<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Cool.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Red Stripe OK? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (mgotts)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mgotts</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't recall, is Zaino one of the waxes that doesn't leave any white residue on the trim?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mr Clean Magic Eraser does a great job of getting rid of residue. Literally is like magic.
 

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Wow! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Nice job! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>My C70 has a nice shine too. (not the best picture, taken with my phone) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ren4ja.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/55/ren4ja.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>
 

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino (IwantaS60R)

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Re: Black Sapphire R after 5 coats of Zaino ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Mr Clean Magic Eraser does a great job of getting rid of residue. Literally is like magic.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Getting rid of or just coloring over for a few weeks? Everything I've tried has blackened the trim nicely for a while then it wears off, showing the waxing mistakes I made in the past.
 
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