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Martyp 08-26-2009 03:41 PM

Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
Hey everyone!

Ok so here goes.... I was browsing around the sales section of a detailing forum I'm on, and found a guy selling some Vintage (he upgraded to Royale hence sale :eek:). So after sleeping on it, I woke up, shut my eyes and bought 8 oz of the stuff for 500 pound (~$800).

It wasn't an easy decision, however browsing the Zymol site I found Altlantique which is 1100 pound (I use a US keyboard with no GBP symbol, hence why I'm typing 'pound') for an 8 oz tub. So I figured f00k it, I'm getting Vintage which is better and at half the price - I can't loose. ;)

Now, I am of the believe that the LSP (last stage product, basically the protection layer; wax/sealant) adds very little to the finish of paintwork and I figured buying this wax was a great way to test that theory - hoping it would prove it wrong! :lol:

So I set about taking pics of the crucial stages; after claying, HD-Cleanse (Zymol's pre-wax cleanser/glaze) and one coat of Vintage.

Right, so here we go.....

I never took any before pics of the Jeep, it really wasn't that bad and it wouldn't show anything.

So step one consisted of:

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...r/00_Step1.jpg

Then, after drying off and claying I took these pics.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...er/01_Clay.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...er/02_Clay.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...er/03_Clay.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...er/04_Clay.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...er/05_Clay.jpg

Doesn't look that bad huh? Well, on to HD-Cleanse.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...ter/07_HDC.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...ter/08_HDC.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...ter/10_HDC.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...ter/11_HDC.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...ter/12_HDC.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...ter/13_HDC.jpg

Wow! Don't know if its clear in the photos, but after that it looked as good as I've ever seen. The paint was so wet and deep, IMO this rivaled (maybe even bettered) the 8 coats Zaino sealants it was wearing.

Now on to the exciting bit. I applied the wax with a Meguair's Foam Applicator pad as hand application is just wasteful and its easier to get nice even thin coats with a pad.

Unfortunately the clouds came and spoiled the afters (I will post new ones this weekend when its sunny and clean again), although I could still see a really big improvement.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...14_Vintage.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...r/14.5_HDC.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...15_Vintage.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...16_Vintage.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...17_Vintage.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...18_Vintage.jpg
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...19_Vintage.jpg

So will I be using Zaino again? Well, no. Vintage gave a much nicer finish with just 2 steps (HD-C > Wax), Zaino had 8 coats (Z5 x3, Z2 x3, Z-CS x2) and took 3 days to apply Vintage took 2 hours - it will also last 6 months! :thumbsup:

Now, was it worth the money? Probably not, but with enough wax to do 40 coats it will last me a while.

I'm now looking forward to redefining/burnishing the finish with a rotary to really get the most from this stuff!

As I said above, I've got my fingers crossed for a sunny day this weekend to get some proper shots to show the finish off properly.

Thanks for reading! :thumbsup:

BTW: The StreetJeeps decal is coming off this weekend, Jeep Garage one to be ordered! :thumbsup:

B.P.O.D 08-26-2009 03:51 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
wowowow marty that is insane!!!! that is some expensive wax as well!!! looks amazing!!! the silver looks like it gained a lot of depth!!!! great pics too!!! except 1 that is hehe( you know which one that is)

Dylans3960ccs 08-26-2009 09:35 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
dang the rear end is so . . . so . . . PERFECT! on mine it's pretty bad, I clay bared it so it's smoothe but theres still a boat load of scratches on the D pillars and the the paint where the rear wiper sits (under the rear window) I've tried polish, scratch remover, and clay baring, and nothing has worked, is this a problem on yours? and if so please tell me how you got rid of this.

Chaoul1 08-26-2009 10:03 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
Great job man. It looks really nice and looks like a has a beautiful finish!

B.P.O.D 08-27-2009 09:13 AM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
hey marty what did the Vintage smell like???? make sure you take some beading pics also!!!

Martyp 08-27-2009 01:38 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 52316)
wowowow marty that is insane!!!! that is some expensive wax as well!!! looks amazing!!! the silver looks like it gained a lot of depth!!!! great pics too!!! except 1 that is hehe( you know which one that is)

Thanks Irf! A few at work commented that it looked better than what it had so I'm pretty pleased that non-detailing people noticed an improvement.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylans3960ccs (Post 52488)
dang the rear end is so . . . so . . . PERFECT! on mine it's pretty bad, I clay bared it so it's smoothe but theres still a boat load of scratches on the D pillars and the the paint where the rear wiper sits (under the rear window) I've tried polish, scratch remover, and clay baring, and nothing has worked, is this a problem on yours? and if so please tell me how you got rid of this.

I do agree with you Dylan; Roxy does have a nice azz. :D

With the paintwork being silver though, it can hide some sins easier than darker colors. The area where the wiper sits did have some deep scratches but they disappeared with about 4 hits with ScratchX IIRC...

I never use the rear wiper - which is basically the problem, blade carries dirt/grit onto the paint and scratches it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 52498)
Great job man. It looks really nice and looks like a has a beautiful finish!

Thanks Paul, it does really come alive in the sun when the wax melts slightly to give a really wet finish!

Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 52571)
hey marty what did the Vintage smell like???? make sure you take some beading pics also!!!

The smell of Vintage is really quite neutral to be honest, you really need to stick your nose pretty close to smell it. I could only describe it as marzipan/vanilla...

I should be able to get these easy enough with the recent rainfall here! :lol:

It also sheets water fantastically too, thereby reducing the chances of inflicting swirls when drying. :thumbsup:

B.P.O.D 08-27-2009 01:47 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
thats awesome marty!!!! the truck looks great bro!!! def get some sheeting pics or vids up!!!

Martyp 08-27-2009 01:53 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
No worries Irfan, I'll get some beading pics and sheeting vids for ya!

I'll try and get them tomorrow since its supposed to be raining.

B.P.O.D 08-27-2009 02:02 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
AWESOME look forward to seeing them:)

ducks unlimited 08-27-2009 02:36 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
the jeep looks good but get rid of that DAMN STICKER it makes the jeep look like shit!.. imo

Martyp 08-27-2009 02:56 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
Don't worry bro, it'll be coming off this weekend! Why it took me so long I don't know... :o

Dylans3960ccs 08-27-2009 04:30 PM

Re: Zymol Vintage Detail.
 
hay Marty did you have little black strips on the roof whre the humps still are?


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