Originally Posted by ed77
I have watched this thread with interest. The photos show a clear difference; however, the gloss finish and distiction of image actually comes down to how good the paint is to start with. If the original finish from the factory is not good, the type of polish will only make marginal difference.
On my Alfa there is so much variation from panel to panel that short of a respray there is no way that the type of finish is achieved on the second photo could be achieved. which looks really good!!
The only way that the argument on wax/polish types will be sorted here is if there is a photo of a bonnet with a good initial finish, half done in synthetic and the the other in carnauba wax. That would prove the point.
PArt of th eproblem as you say is that when you buy a new car there is no guarantee that the paint is top quality. I have noticed that Alfa Romeo solid colours (non metallic) have variable finish quality and under these circumstances you definitely do not want to use a sealant that will highlight the factory defects. Now I suppose that you could spend "half your life" trying to rectify the factory finish but in reality you buy the car to drive not "worship".
However, as I said in a previous post, although it would really be interesting to compare Zaino to a "top" Canuba wax product on the same car and colour, it would not stop the arguments ,as there is the "personal" preference factor which comes in to th equation.
Some people like the finish of an Acrylic and some like the finish of a wax.
Just look at this thread
on another forum
"Ihave been using Zaino on my black Kat and thrilled with te results......the best i can describe it....DEEP !"
"The Zaino is good but the the best i think is the Zymol Carbon.
It makes the car look like the paint is wet "
and never the twain will meet