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I have Ultra Violet and lots of Swirl marks maybe from the dealer washing it as it sat awhile on his lot. How do it get rid if these. And what's the best wax for the SSR ?
 

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Check by searching for old posts about Zaino - awewome product. A bit of work to get going with, but once you've got the system dialed in, it's unbeatable.

You can also check at zainobros.com ( hope I'm right on the web address. If not, a google seach for Zaino will bring it up.)

There should also be a piece on Zaino in the Tips section.

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After two years of using Zaino, I can honestly say I can't imagine anything else. I was wondering if the zaino wash works in the Mr. Clean system though?
 

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Option

To give you another choice, check out the Liquid Glass in tips thread.
I have a custom Kandy purple truck that this stuff really brings out the violet hues, as wel as a great shine.
I know there are a lot of guys on this site that promote the Zaino product, and I can't knock it for it's performance, as I have not used it, but from what I've read, it is fairly labor intensive. The Liquid Glass I mentioned is very easy to apply and just as easy to remove.

Just my 02 cents. It's always nice to have choices.
 

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I have used Liquid Glass on my 58 Vette show car for years, Getting ready to try it on my SSR, I talked to a guy at a show and he said you can pay out the noise and work your a** off but just plain old Mothers is as good as you can get
 

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i don't put the zaino soap in my mr clean. i still use a 100% USA cotton towel and bucket after spraying. i then do a quick spray with the mr clean filtered water and pull out the leafblower for a quick dry without touching the car. works great, especially once you have the zaino on there, the water flies right off.
 

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I swear by Zaino and always have for my Vettes, and no different for my SSR. Zaino is good to get minimal swirl marks out by hand, using their swirl remover. However, to remove swirl marks professionally, I use 3M Perfect - IT III part number 05937 for heavier swirl marks with a professional buffer and pad. 3M does a great job and is used by all the professionals in the industry.

I don't recommend using a buffer, if you have never done this before. You could burn through the paint and the edges of the panels, if not experienced with using a buffer.

Zaino is the way to go once finished with removing the swirl marks. Zaino is an all synthetic polish with no abrasives, with no carnuba wax. Carnuba wax tends to build up and eventually dull and yellow the finish. I have tried most of the products out there, and none come close to Sal Zaino's formula.

 

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Nothing but Zaino touches mine. Check with ZainoSSR - he's a Zaino distributer in Texas and ships faster than the mother ship. Just PM him from this site.
 

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If you want an impartial assessment, do a search for GuruReports, or get their information from the Zaino site, and order their report.

They do a "consumer reports" type of assessment on 46 different waxes and polishes. Some of the other products recommended on this site did very poorly in the tests for shine and/or longevity.

The only knock I've ever heard about Zaino is the work involved to bring the truck to an acceptable condition to begin using the product. Once you get to ground zero, it's incredibly quick and easy. By far the best product I've used in the last 40 years.

The start up may be a bit of a pain, but if your SSR isn't worth spending a couple of hours with a claybar to get an unbelievably smooth surface, some of the other products may be more suitable.

If you have any areas that need buffing, and are afraid to use a rotary buffer (don't blame you - they are notorious for burning paint if you don't exercise a great deal of care) I would strongly recomment the Porter Cable random orbit buffer - excellent tool.

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I thought with the acrylic they burn over the paint nowadays, you didn't need to wax.

Plus, I knew a guy who waxed his vette every week, years ago, and took the paint right off.
 

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2004 SPT TRCK said:
I have Ultra Violet and lots of Swirl marks maybe from the dealer washing it as it sat awhile on his lot. How do it get rid if these. And what's the best wax for the SSR ?
2004 SPT TRCK

Just finished my 04 redline a little work but looks bitchin!!!! Used 3m Perfect-it rubbing compound FINE CUT got all marks and swirls out. Have to do it by hand a little work but worth it!!!!! Follow up with 3m Perfect-it show car LIQUID WAX, your baby will look better than new!!!!! :seeya
 
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