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    Latest Suggestions on Wax/Polish/Seal/Detail Sprays?

    Hi Folks,

    I've traditionally used Zaino products to detail my car, but I'm about out of my Zcs and since Zaino hasn't introduced anything new in years, I thought I'd see what others are using. A couple criteria:

    1. Has to be easy to use. I love that Zcs is just a wipe-on product. Couldn't be easier. I greatly dislike products that have to "haze" and then be buffed off. I do my annual paint correction and that is enough effort. I prefer my after wash to be easy.

    2. I hand wash my car weekly and typically like to apply some sort of polish/detail spray afterwards (hence the easy part above). My point is it doesn't have to last forever - I'll take shine over durability.

    3. Can't cost an arm and a leg. Something in the Zaino realm.

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    For what you're looking for I would recommend Chemical Guys HYBRID V7 Optical Select High Gloss Spray Sealant the 16oz is a little expensive at around $17-18, but the 128oz runs for about $45. However I think it does a great job, spray on - wipe off.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
    For what you're looking for I would recommend Chemical Guys HYBRID V7 Optical Select High Gloss Spray Sealant the 16oz is a little expensive at around $17-18, but the 128oz runs for about $45. However I think it does a great job, spray on - wipe off.
    Sadly, it appears that I've rep'd you recently, so I can't do it again, but thanks! I was actually looking at that already so this is good confirmation.

    Just to to be curious, have you used Zcs before? If so, how would you say it compares?

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    I haven't used any Zaino products so I can't say how it compares.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    Sadly, it appears that I've rep'd you recently, so I can't do it again, but thanks! I was actually looking at that already so this is good confirmation.

    Just to to be curious, have you used Zcs before? If so, how would you say it compares?

    -Rich
    just to follow up on this, if you do get this product, CG has a 25% off discount for their 16oz products no their website until Thursday: E16OZDEAL

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    Thanks man! Unfortunately, they are already sold out of the V7 Click here to enlarge I'll probably just get it off of Amazon now.

    Any experience with Wolfgang Deep Gloss Sealant? That is another one popping up in my searching.

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    I haven't used their Deep Gloss Sealant but I have heard good things about their soaps.

    I know there is also NanoSkin Hydro Express that seems to meet what you're looking for. I haven't used that, but I do have their scrub that I'm hoping to use soon.

    There is also the Optimum Instant Shine and Gloss Enhancer, I love their No rinse wash and shine as a quick detailer, their Shine and Gloss enhancer just seems to focus moreso on shine/gloss as opposed to overall cleaning.

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    I've been using the hybrid V7 for a few months now, I spray it on while drying the car off and it's been great for use in-between sealing. It smells damn sexy too. I'm also a big fan of the Finish Kare 452 (FK452).
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    Just hit my car with the V7 sunday. Even did the glass with it.

    Saturday I washed the car and applied Dodo Juice's rainforest rub (not sure how I feel about it on the silver grey metallic). Of course it rained before I was able to get the car home into the garage. Even still, hitting it pretty heavily with the V7 has the car looking great. Only thing about V7 is it can be a bit streaky if you do a rush job.

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    two guys gave me a free demo of this spray can stuff, ezdetailer.com when i was getting gas yesterday.

    it's pretty good stuff... wiped off the headlight residue literally in a minute. my 12 yr old headlights look brand new! if you live in an area where car washes are a hassle, you can dry wash the entire car with that stuff too. cost of a bottle vs. going to a car wash place you'll break even.

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    Am I the only person that hasn't done well with the v7? Both times I tried if there has any heat/sunlight at all it was instant drying/streaking. I have been loving the optiseal from optimum lately though. Super cheap and easy to work with

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    I ended up getting V7 and I'm happy so far.

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    BTW - I appreciate all the recommendations. May still pick up something like optiseal too.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
    Yeah well you're ugly
    Found a good whiskey, eh?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
    Found a good whiskey, eh?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by manbeer Click here to enlarge
    Am I the only person that hasn't done well with the v7? Both times I tried if there has any heat/sunlight at all it was instant drying/streaking. I have been loving the optiseal from optimum lately though. Super cheap and easy to work with
    You have to be very liberal with the spray and need a good microfiber. The first two times I applied it like a regular QD with a mist or two here and used an older MF and had the drying/streaking. Not much of an issue now though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
    You have to be very liberal with the spray and need a good microfiber. The first two times I applied it like a regular QD with a mist or two here and used an older MF and had the drying/streaking. Not much of an issue now though.
    Got it. I am so used to all these new "nano" sealants and $#@! that tell you to only use a tiny bit so I figured I wouldn't want to use to much product. I will give it another shot

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chrisisnapping Click here to enlarge
    You have to be very liberal with the spray and need a good microfiber. The first two times I applied it like a regular QD with a mist or two here and used an older MF and had the drying/streaking. Not much of an issue now though.
    Ironically, I've found the exact opposite Click here to enlarge I use just a tiny spray and then flip the microfiber a lot to dry it off. It probably matters a lot how hot the paint is, how dry your climate is (mine is very dry), etc. Sounds like each user will have to experiment on their own to find what works best.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by manbeer Click here to enlarge
    Got it. I am so used to all these new "nano" sealants and $#@! that tell you to only use a tiny bit so I figured I wouldn't want to use to much product. I will give it another shot
    yeah kind of the exact opposite of how all other CG products are (highly dillutable or only need a little bit). My best finish with v7 went through probably just a bit more than 1/3 of a 16oz spray bottle on my mustang. Definitely suggest the gallon jug when CG has one of their sales.

    On the other side of the table I found using a couple sprays on a waffle weave helps great for drying with no streaking issues.

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