in that forum, a lot of people talk about using power orbitors to apply zaino, and apparantly it works well.... i know it's not recommended, but anyone here ever tried zaino on the mdx with power applicators? thanks....
Random orbitals work very well with Zaino. The problem is that you often put as much Z5/Z2 on the pad as you do on the X.
Unlike carnaubas, which you kinda want to rub in, and where orbitals make sense, a synthetic like Zaino only needs to be applied in a thin layer, not rubbed in.
My Porter orbital has a pad that is is 7" in diameter and soaks up Zaino like a sponge. I'd rather put Z on my X than on my pad, so I use a hand applicator. Plus you can't use an orbital on nooks and crannys.
I just did my X again and it took me about 7 minutes to apply Z5 by hand.
While the orbital may on large areas apply the Zaino more evenly, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages IMO.
"While the orbital may on large areas apply the Zaino more evenly, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages IMO"
After having used a random orbital to apply Zaino, I am inclined to agree with your assessment that little time is really saved. However, by spraying Z6 on the pad to moisten prior to applying Z2 or 5 I was able to reduce the amount of product used. The real advantage I found was to enable a thinner coat of Z and not have any streaks.