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A Nano Tech Polish has been offered for free for my F 50 by the dealer which sold it to me (will finally pick up the car on Saturday). What exactly is it ? Should I do it ? Thanks for a reply.
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Don't know much about it but here's some info...
Nanotech SST - Suppliers of specialist Boat Polish & wax products for boats and cars

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Hi all i have some of the above stuff, its good at filling in swirls, however it needs to re applied every 3 mths.

nothing like hard graft and good old carnuba wax.
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A Nano Tech Polish has been offered for free for my F 50 by the dealer which sold it to me (will finally pick up the car on Saturday). What exactly is it ? Should I do it ? Thanks for a reply.
Congratulations!

It's not going to hurt - a high end detailer would be the guy to ask while reviewing the paint condition and achieving the level you want the finish at.

I am a big fan of clay bar and going from there.
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Thanks for the replies. Will read into it. The guy at the official dealer says that the first treatment will be good for 3 years, after that treatment will be every year. So far I always too my Swizöl products and had great results with cleaning and then waxing, either on older or newer cars. I do suspect a little bit that once they give you that Nano treatment they create themself a "follow thru" order !?
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Let us know how it works out and post pics

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I treat my car 1 to 2 times per year using also the different Swissvax products. I apply the following the process :


1. Paint decontamination using a soft clay rubber + Quick Finish on the entire body
2. Cleaner Fluid Strong to remove major scratches (strong abrasive polish), applied with strong pressure using a pad
3. Buff with a microfiber cloth
4. Cleaner Fluid Medium to remove minor and medium scratches (light abrasive polish), applied with medium pressure using a pad
5. Buff with a microfiber cloth
6. Scuderia Wax (40% carnauba) applied in circular movements with my hands
7. Wipe the Wax with a clean wax towel
8. Polish with a microfiber cloth
9. Leave without touching it for at least 3 hours and if possible in the sun
10. Buff again with a microfiber cloth


I never dared using a rotary polisher on my car but even without it, the results are great. It’s quite a lot work but really worth doing it


Some friends are using the Zaino products, much easier and faster to apply, with nice results too.
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Thank you all for those thoughts. So far I did the treatment like StefVan indicated an the results have been very nice. Hard work but worthwhile. Never used a "rotary polisher" but my bare hands instead.
So summarizing this Nano Tech stuff may be nice but is no real "holy grail" ?!
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I've been using Zaino for almost 15 years now. For the price/results it is still the best product I've come across overall. The only nano product I've used is the Meguires Nano. Very good if you don't need any paint correction.

Current: 85' GTS QV
It's a simple process...... it's just complicated by human beings....
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I've decided to not apply the Nano Tech stuff. Will do it the old good way with my Swizol products. Thank you all very much !
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I've decided to not apply the Nano Tech stuff. Will do it the old good way with my Swizol products. Thank you all very much !
I spent the entire day working on the GT4. First time a full day has presented itself since I got it. Washed (yesterday), then clay bar, then machine polish (with Meguirs Speed Glaze), then coat of wax (Race Glaze 55% carnuba) (hand applied). Now it looks well. And black is a great colour to work on. Next is the interior....

212, I expect you will be doing something similar this weekend?

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I spent the entire day working on the GT4. First time a full day has presented itself since I got it. Washed (yesterday), then clay bar, then machine polish (with Meguirs Speed Glaze), then coat of wax (Race Glaze 55% carnuba) (hand applied). Now it looks well. And black is a great colour to work on. Next is the interior....

212, I expect you will be doing something similar this weekend?
Absolutely correct. My daughter and myself have planed the whole Sunday to be apart from the rest of the family....detailing and waxing. Sunday could not be more beautiful. But first, "F" needs to be transported safely to my Garage.

Barry, great to hear that the "shine" is with 308 GT4. Will pictures arrive shortly ?
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Absolutely correct. My daughter and myself have planed the whole Sunday to be apart from the rest of the family....detailing and waxing. Sunday could not be more beautiful.
Sounds perfect.

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Barry, great to hear that the "shine" is with 308 GT4. Will pictures arrive shortly ?
Pics here
http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/pr...4-13620-a.html

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I treat my car 1 to 2 times per year using also the different Swissvax products. I apply the following the process :


1. Paint decontamination using a soft clay rubber + Quick Finish on the entire body
2. Cleaner Fluid Strong to remove major scratches (strong abrasive polish), applied with strong pressure using a pad
3. Buff with a microfiber cloth
4. Cleaner Fluid Medium to remove minor and medium scratches (light abrasive polish), applied with medium pressure using a pad
5. Buff with a microfiber cloth
6. Scuderia Wax (40% carnauba) applied in circular movements with my hands
7. Wipe the Wax with a clean wax towel
8. Polish with a microfiber cloth
9. Leave without touching it for at least 3 hours and if possible in the sun
10. Buff again with a microfiber cloth
I've had the Swissvax products with expensive wax for 3 years. I hopefully finally will have the time in the coming year to apply it! I love doing this stuff, but it's hard to find the time.


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I've had the Swissvax products with expensive wax for 3 years. I hopefully finally will have the time in the coming year to apply it! I love doing this stuff, but it's hard to find the time.

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I totally agree Onno. Yesterday I spent almost 12 hours working on the car, and never even got to the inside. My wife thinks I'm mad. She got home late last night and found me half under the 360 (legs), half under the GT4 (torso) they were parked nose to tail - I was polishing the exhaust tips and had decided to move on down and polish the back box as well. Now that I type this, maybe she's actually right.

If I was billing myself for my own time, I'd have made a fortune yesterday (well, at least enough to cover multiple visits to a detailer for the same treatment). But I think its a lot cheaper and more effective than therapy, and there are far worse addictions one could have.

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I totally agree Onno. Yesterday I spent almost 12 hours working on the car, and never even got to the inside. My wife thinks I'm mad. She got home late last night and found me half under the 360 (legs), half under the GT4 (torso) they were parked nose to tail - I was polishing the exhaust tips and had decided to move on down and polish the back box as well. Now that I type this, maybe she's actually right.

If I was billing myself for my own time, I'd have made a fortune yesterday (well, at least enough to cover multiple visits to a detailer for the same treatment). But I think its a lot cheaper and more effective than therapy, and there are far worse addictions one could have.
Barry, you are not mad, you are diligent !
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Very well put Barry. I totally agree about the cost of time spend on my car. But working on my car is a real therapy too which evacuates all the stress (in addition to sport). Fortunately, my wifey totally understands and gives me this time without having to claim it
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Fortunately, my wifey totally understands and gives me this time without having to claim it
I am equally fortunate Stef.

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