I guess your not familar with how Zaino works, pretty simple actually, hardly any effort in applying and even less with removal. Their new ZFX additive makes the product dry faster and harder, thus enabling you to add layer after layer and with each layer, you use less and less product. By adding the ZFX to the their Z-5 pro, the results are stunning to say the least. Then there's their newest product, Zaino Clear Seal and it doesn't get any easier than this stuff, you simply spray it onto the panel, wipe in and walk away and go the next panel, no wiping at all. Remember "wax on, wax off", well, this is "wax on and......"
As far as my arms hurting, nah, that's with the old waxes of yesteryear and I do mean YESTERYEAR! I don't think anyone uses the Mequiars in the burgendy bottles anymore, that's like someone still using/listening to cassette's:rotfl: Concerns of cost, well, the Z-CS isn't cheap at $30.00 per 6 oz bottle but it lasts a long time, the reason I use this product as well as the Z-5 pro/Z-CS so much is simple, I like my car looking its best at all times and when we get a week like we had here in Chicagoland area this week (7 days straight of rain), well its nice to know that all I've gotta do is wash the car and BAM!, it looks like it did the day I applied the product. Am I excessive when it comes to this, you betcha
Your last part about the only way to remove swirls couldn't be any further from the truth! I've wheels a couple cars this year alone with my new Griot's Garage random orbital w/ orange pads and their machine polish #2 and #3 with GREAT results, like my g/f's Mazda 6 for instance. When she got the car back in February it was pretty clean to look at, but I suspected it needed some cleaning for sure, but didn't know how much till I got to use my wheel on it, but first I had to clay.....DIRTIEST PIECE OF CLAY I EVER HAD, TOP SURFACES WERE BLACK!!! After that, I used the machine polish #3 on the car and finished with the Griots caranuba stick (didn't have the Zaino at the time) The results were NO swirls with the sun shining onto the paint and a finish to die for.............
My old Fit!
Back to the 6 again, looks like its "plugged in!"
This car had the result of years and years of not taking care of the car and then, with a good washing/clay barring/2 passes with the machine polish #2 and finishing with Griot's caranuba stick (33% caranuba content) it came out looking brand new, really amazed me! Since these pics were taken, I've been able to wheel a quick machine polish #2 on it (1 pass, quickly) and then finish with Klasse Sealant Glaze and about a month ago, 1 coat of Z-CS. In some of the pics you notice a MS3 in the pic, that's my buddy's ride and I wheeled his car too, it was never wheeled before, just waxed and when using the polish on the car, the silver metallic paint just POPPED out, finishing that car originally with Griots Best of Show but lately, 2 weeks ago, I applied 1 coat of Z-5 pro and 1 coat of Z-CS, its never looked better!
In closing its all about the prep work, you don't just apply wax over a surface that's dirty, claying the car when its never been done is MUST, PERIOD! I suggest claying real good coming out of winter and then again going into winter, followed by a wheeling with machine polish and your choice of caranuba, sealant glaze or something like Zaino. Maintence inbetween using a quality quick detailer is important as well, helps keep up the surface protection. Again, because of the ease of use, Zaino is a no-brainer for those whom don't have the time and want the product to last a good, long time as well as those who are fanatics about how their cars look, its just perfect!!!
Like I said, any questions, please feel free to drop me a PM