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post #11 of 2026 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 03:45 AM
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I guess I'll go first. Clay barred and double washed with dawn my already glazed and waxed with Carnuba car in prep for Zaino Z-2 and Z-6 polymer wax treatment. Looking for that deep, deep, deep liquid gloss look that I can never get with Carnuba on my silver MZ3. Taking obsessive compulsive (anal) behavior to new heights for the new year.
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post #12 of 2026 (permalink) Old 01-03-2011, 07:58 AM
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To coats of Z-2 followed up by Z-6 after each coat gives a really wet look. Slicker than snot without the waxey to the touch feeling.. It's more optically clear than carnuba as it makes the metallic pop a little more and the clearcoat more reflective even in the shade. Easy on but not so easy off. Thinner coats are way better than thicker and a big terry beach towel turned frequently is the key to getting it off without killing yourself. I did it by hand though. If it lasts longer than carnuba then it's a winner. I've been using Mothers sealant and glaze followed up by Mothers liquid carnuba which was a pretty good combo. At twice the price Zaino just needs to out last the Mothers for me to reorder in the furure otherwise I'll move on to Wolfgang.

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bringing the car in today to have the entire front end torn apart and find out why nothing lines up after being hit over a month ago. Not to happy

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HID's came in over the weekend. This week I'm yellow tinting the fogs and going 5% on the rear.

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i drove the chit out of it today. had lots of fun!. i do have some SRP pedals on order so will have something worthy to post in couple of days.

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i drove the chit out of it today. had lots of fun!. i do have some SRP pedals on order so will have something worthy to post in couple of days.

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Same here. My car shines in this 50-60 degree weather, feels like it pulls in the air much easier.

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Hit a damn pothole going 55mph. Couldn't see any damage to rim or tire but I am worried as hell that my suspension got damaged. The car is lowered on RM 1.25, and when I turned left and right while going 50 it seemed to sway unsually. Maybe I am just over reacting but it has me worried...
Well idk if it was a pothole, my right wheel just went off the road and I felt a jolt. No vibrations in steering wheel. Can't see any damage, I'll drive it around tmrw and see if I notice anything.

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Pulled apart some rear hatch panels. Gonna hit the electronics store tomorrow for some 24AWG cable and connectors in prep for installing LED strips on both sides. Two very useful guides here and here. Gonna run the wire under the plastic near the trunk latch to be as stealth as possible, much like this:



Also figuring out how to run wire for a rear back up camera. Camera mounts where the license plate bulb is, but the backup light is in the hatch itself (used to trigger the rear camera).

Might just do both when my Caska headunit and camera comes in the mail.

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Crawled out from under my rock (Happy New Year Everyone!!!) and tried to install the VG Sharkfin I got my MZ3 for XMas only to realize they sent me the wrong one! Got the Koni FSDs on order as well though.

Hope everyone is doing well so far this year!

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Hit a damn pothole going 55mph. Couldn't see any damage to rim or tire but I am worried as hell that my suspension got damaged. The car is lowered on RM 1.25, and when I turned left and right while going 50 it seemed to sway unsually. Maybe I am just over reacting but it has me worried...
Well idk if it was a pothole, my right wheel just went off the road and I felt a jolt. No vibrations in steering wheel. Can't see any damage, I'll drive it around tmrw and see if I notice anything.
Might want to get an alignment to see if anything is out of whack.




I ordered JBarone Shifter Bushings. Several mods to install this weekend.

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