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Old 05-13-2003   #1
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your Civic should come with factory weather sealant, which the dealer re-apply the sealant every 6 months to protect the paint job......if you wax your car, then you can forget about the sealant.
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Sounds like one of those dealer scams for paint sealant... I didn't buy my car new, but there is nothing mentioned of this "sealant" in the manual...

That 6 month re-apply sound exactly like the spiel that my g/f got when she had her Acura CL-S... they offered her a paint sealant at a really low cost and said it had to be re-applied every 6 months, but would protect against bugs/poops/etc...

After the first few washes, it was junk so she took the car back, had it removed, and got her money back.


S2000man's tips are excellent... I too enjoy Zaino.


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sealent?? uh eh ugh what??
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i dont dish soap my ride, i hear it's bad. i wash, clay, wash again, then wax.

the claying process should break away all the left over wax on your paint.

civicdude gave me this advice months ago, benn using it ever since. he use to professionally detail cars so i would trust em.
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From what I've heard, the clay pretty much pulls the stuff off the smooth finish (meaning your wax stays in place). Atleast that is what the case is with Zaino.

As an example, if I clay my car, it comes out nice and smooth, but not that "stripped to the bare paint" feel of an unwaxed car. I know Zaino recommends using dish soap to remove the old wax from the car, but when you are claying you just mix up some water and Zaino car wash in a spray bottle.



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i dont dish soap my ride, i hear it's bad. i wash, clay, wash again, then wax.

the claying process should break away all the left over wax on your paint.

civicdude gave me this advice months ago, benn using it ever since. he use to professionally detail cars so i would trust em.
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