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Zymol

Tristan

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Does anyone have any first hand experience with Zymol? Does it actually protect your paintwork as the manufacturers claim? How often does it need to be applied? At circa £80 a go its expensive but if it works then "she's worth it"!






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It's good stuff - all natural I believe, no chemicals etc. The wax starts at £40 and goes up to £1,300 for "Vintage" wax which is refilled for life! I bought and used a starter kit on my 993 and it all came up a treat and providing you use their shampoo and pre-wax treatment, it won't strip the wax off (unlike Autoglym/turtle wax etc..), which can take a long time to apply.

I left my wax out in the garage over the winter which meant it probably froze, rendering it useless, so I need to buy another lot doh!

Anway, here's their website where you can buy it online -

http://www.sportscarworld.ltd.uk/


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I decided Zymol was a bit on the rich side for my tastes so I went for Race Glaze (they advertise in 911 & P. W. or used to anyway) - they do equivalent products to the Zymol range but at about half the price (starter kits are £39.99 I seem to remember). I've been very happy with the results so far, I haven't waxed the car since about September (and it lives outside in all weathers) but still every time it rains and washes the dust off it looks like it's been freshly cleaned and polished - a neat trick for the more lazy among us ! It smells nice too !!!!

Jamie


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I bought Zymol's carbon starter kit for my marine blue C4. The wax went on easily and came up really well with not too much effort - plus there is no chalky residue. I wasn't so convinced about the HD cleanse (the pre-wax) which is supposed to remove tar etc. although I've never heard a bad word said about it - everything to the contrary in-fact!


I wash my car every week and wax once a month, the tub of wax looks like it will last for ages (Zymol state you keep it in the fridge after opening), not so the wash or the HD cleanse which need replacing sharpish. I'm delighted with the results and would definitely recommend it to anyone - plus you're right, at the end of the day she is worth it!!


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I've been using Zymol for about 1 year. It's great stuff, and although it appears quite expensive, you can actually feel the difference to your paint after its been applied. It's smooth to touch and adds a layer which stops flies sticking and rain water just runs off! Be careful though to use an artifical chamois leather, as natural ones take all the wax off!

I'd recommend getting giving the car some 'clay bar' treatment first, this removes all the ground in dirt which may contaminant the paint, then use the HD-Cleans and then wax. You should only apply the wax when the temp is above 65 degrees F, so that it bonds with the paintwork.

The Carbon one is about the best for dark coloured cars, avoid the Titanium as it is a pig to put on!

Also, the pack will contain Leather treat, which is superb!




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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by JamesM on 28 January 2003

You should only apply the wax when the temp is above 65 degrees F, so that it bonds with the paintwork.
Good point James, but do you have a big heater in the garage for the winter waxing sessions?!

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by admin on 28 January 2003

Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by JamesM on 28 January 2003

You should only apply the wax when the temp is above 65 degrees F, so that it bonds with the paintwork.
Good point James, but do you have a big heater in the garage for the winter waxing sessions?!
LOL, there are only about 2 weeks a year when this can be done naturally in the UK!!!

Seriously, the bodywork needs to be quite warm so that the wax bonds to the paintwork. Most of the guys that do wax over the winter months will use a hairdryer or something to warm it up - strange but true!

The wax should be good for about 3-4 months between applications.

Also, if you are intending to go for the whole clay bar/HD-Cleanse/Wax application, then remember to pick up some elbow grease at it typically take between 4-6 hours to do it properly, but the results are amazing!


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Hi everyone

I am a new user to this site but I thought I would give you my experiences with car care products. i have used Zymol for years and as everyone has said it is a good product however it is a little pricey! I discovered a company called Incero about a year ago and they have supplied me with wax, wheel cleaner, shampoo etc. their product range is superb and they are British! It is comparable to all the Zymol products I have used in the past and it is alot easier on the pocket! Alot of Zymol users I know have switched to Incero with great results and they have also had some rave reviews in Porsche Post and other similar mags. I suggest you all look them up I think the web address is
www.incero.com
Hopes this helps!!!!!!!!


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Cheers all for the tips. Especially interesting about the artificial chamois! I will be taking the plunge shortly after some pennies have been saved. Haven't told my wife I am going to spend £80 on "car wax". I am sure the response would have to be censored.








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Hi Tristian,

Spend another £12 on the clay bar - It will remove all of the inground dirt beofre you use the HD-Cleanse and Wax.

http://www.speeding.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000408.pl?ACTINIC_REFERRER=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2espeeding%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2fsearch%2ehtml&REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2espeeding%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2findex%2ehtml&WD=megu&SHOP=%20&PREVQUERY=SS%3dmegu%26PR%3d%2d1%26TB%3dA%26SHOP%3d%20&PN=Maguiars%2ehtml%23a11#a11

Sorry, that's the best link that I could find.

If you want, I'll send you some pics of my car that I've done.


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Cheers James. Would be very keen to see some shots of your car post Zymol.






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How do I post some pics!

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On their way to you!

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Tristan, the e-mail bounced back! :(
Is that the right address?

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