and whats the verdict? your favs etc.
how did you find the klasse to work with and durability?
Klasse was easy to work with, doesn't really last too long in WA. With as much rain as we get there, I find myself re-applying about every 3rd wash.
Zaino is my favorite for shine and durability is ok. I can usually get about 2-3 months out of it.
Because Griot's Garage HQ is in Tacoma (10 miles from me), I use alot of their stuff. Its really good stuff all around and fairly cheap (though I can never leave there without spending $200+:doh: ).
Mazerna is one of my absolute favorites. They are durable, but very hard to get the polishes to work right if you dont know what you are doing. I like to do the entire truck when I polish and then come back and remove and you CAN NOT do that with Mazerna polishes, or the shit wont ever come off. It goes on easy, but it dusts everywhere when you are removing. I have had to go so far as to rinse and dry my truck AGAIN after polishing. I don't need extra steps with a truck the size of a Ram. The 7 step I do already takes the better part of 15 hours.
Wolfgang-Good stuff, but expensive, so I haven't used it much.
The bottom line is, with the right combo of Meguiar's products and the correct technique, you can achieve showroom/car show results at a fraction of the cost of the top-line brands. Detailing is about 60% technique, 20% tools and 20% product. You will never achieve a showroom shine paint correction by hand, and you will never be able to correct it with a polisher if you can feel it with your fingernail. Meguiar's products are available at Autozone or wal-mart, so if I run out during a detail, I am not hosed, hop in the beater, run to the store and buy another bottle.
Another thing I have noticed about different waxes/polishes and glazes, is that different combo's make different color's work better. What looks the best IMO and makes the DWBP really pop (for instance), doesn't do so well for black paint. Zaino on black is the absolute best IMO.
The setup I used to have was a trailer like the one in Brad's sig, with tool drawers in it, and a pressure washer on the tongue. I had a water tank in the bed of an old 94 F-250 crew cab, and I drove all around DFW doing mobile detailing. Meguiar's products saved me money, which decreased my overhead, which in turn, made me more money. If I had a good month, I could easily clear $10k, simply by showing up at a Lexus/Mercedes/BMW/Porsche/etc dealership and getting paid a few hundred+ a car.