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Bob
03-18-1998, 01:04 PM
I was looking at the ZYMOL line of car care products, and it all seems to be ridiculously expensive. Has anybody used any of these products, and do you think it was worth the expense??<p>Thanks, <p> Bob '98 2.8 Dakar Yellow - Inga

RichC
03-18-1998, 03:10 PM
I bought some Zymol Carbon last year for about $45 because someone with a black porsche raved about it. I was very disapointed with the results. I put it in the fridge (it must be refrigerated after opening) and forgot about it till I ran out of the cheap, black (turtle) wax I use on the Maxima. I finished the job with Zymol and, amazingly enough, discovered that waxing with the cheap black wax and putting a second coat of zymol (without polishing out the first coat) gave a wounderous, deep shine. I tried mixing the two waxes, but that didn't work. Ever since, I've used the two coat system on the Z with amazing results.<p>Can't explain it. However, a combo of Meguires New Car Glaze and Carnuba work almost as well at less than half the cost. So I'm not sure I would buy Zymol again, but I will use it with the black turtlewax till I run out!<p><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P>

Roburt Waldow
03-18-1998, 04:55 PM
<br>: I was looking at the ZYMOL line of car care products, and it all seems to be ridiculously expensive. Has anybody used any of these products, and do you think it was worth the expense??<p>: Thanks, <p>: Bob '98 2.8 Dakar Yellow - Inga<p>-I only use Zymol on my cars. The stuff is fantastic. Rich C posted that he had some problems with its application and has attempted various ways to cut the costs. I definately would encourage you NOT to adopt any of these methods. The great thing about Zymol is that there is nothing in it that will ultimately dry out or otherwise hurt your paint. Read the ingredients--sounds almost like health food. there is a reason for that--petroleum based products harm your paint over time (almost all over the counter products contain some)--sure it looks glossy now, but good luck years down the road. Zymol is a concours-nut oriented product and is quite well represented by those types. As for cost, yes, it is expensive, but you use very little of it each application. There are, of course, various grades of Zymol, so you can choose to save some money now by using carbon or creme (depending on car color), rather than Vintage (their most expensive product: sold in lifetime supply only for $1500). I have used Vintage, Atlantique, Destiny and Concours. My personal favorite and what I currently use is Vintage. All are wonderful. It is imperative, however, that you learn how to apply the waxes properly. I'd be more than happy to talk with you about it (send me an email if you wish to rwaldow@brobeck.com). Also, Rich C may have had some problems, because you must HD cleanse your car before applying Zymol for the first time. HD cleanse strips off old wax and other contaminents and prepares the surface for Zymol glazes (i.e. wax)--the wax will not properly bond to a car that has not been properly treated. You only need to HD cleanse twice a year. Interim wax jobs only require application of the glaze. The shine that Zymol glazes produce is astonishing. I was a hard core Meguires user, having detailed cars for several years using that product. I met Chuck (owner of Zymol) at O'fest '95 and was trained how to apply the stuff by John Walsh (former employee of Zymol) at that event. The results made me a true believer and I haven't looked back. There is no product on the market I would recommend other than Zymol to concours-types. BTW, I have absolutely no financial or other interest in Zymol that would bias my opinion. The stuff is truly awesome. <br>

Bruce
03-18-1998, 06:12 PM
<i>:It is imperative, however, that you learn how to apply the waxes properly. I'd be more than happy to talk with you about it (send me an email if you wish to rwaldow@brobeck.com). </i><p>please share the application with everybody...i have some carbon sitting in my refrigerator that isn;t being used b/c of the difficulty applying it (followed directions- but it dries out incredibly fast and then you have a mess on your hands)...not happy i spent $60 on an intro kit and i used it once...help me love the stuff! <p>Bruce

RichC
03-18-1998, 08:03 PM
</i>What I said was that I was <u>disappointed</u> in the performance of Zymol Carbon. It was sheer serendipity that led me to the discovery of the combo of zymol and the turtle, otherwise it would still be sitting in the fridge. Cost is not an issue, I was quite happy to pay the $45, <b> but not if it didn't do a good job!</b> I can only vouch for the performance of carbon on black cars. <p>Note - I did <i>not</i> HD cleanse before using the zymol - it was not mentioned in the instructions, nor was it mentioned by the salesperson at the speed shop who recommended it. The application was, however, made after application of Meguires new-car glaze.<p>However, I would not use zymol carbon again alone, IMHO it just does not do a good job on black cars. <p><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><p>


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