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Greetings,

My name is Alex, I am 19, and I am from the Montreal region of Quebec, in Canada. I have been an automobile enthusiast for as long as I can remember. My friends and family have always surrounded me with either luxury or performance car, whether or it miniatures or the real thing. While I know very little when it comes to the actual mechanical aspect of the car, I dare say that I am a die-hard car fanatic and accomplished car detailer.

For those wondering, I'm an avionics technician for Air Canada and SkyTeam (which is basically Air France-KLM and its associates) partners here at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. I basically troubleshoot, repair, install and perform routine maintenance on onboard radars and other avionics instrumentations. Basically, I'm in charge of every instrument in the airplane's cockpit as well as any and all sensors located throughout the plane. I occasionally do some field work, so if an Air Canada plane is stranded in Paris I will be dispatched there to assess the situation as part of the emergency response team. Hasn't happened yet but I'm definitely looking forward to it.

In all honesty I am fairly new to the Hyundai scene. I have never owned one nor have any of my parents or family. Very few friends have them and they are extremely disappointed, though it is to say that most of them are early 1990s models and they haven't been taken real good care of. In any case, I have been witnessing the ascension of Hyundai to the luxury and performance class for a couple of months now. I have a neighbor whose dad owns a Hyundai dealership in the area, so it hasn't been that hard to keep track of (plenty of opportunities for a good deal when this car finally comes out, too). I have to say that while my scene is more in the Japanese market, I am intrigued by the design and never-before-seen performance Hyundai has put to the table with the Genesis sedan and its coupe. I have also been pleasantly surprised by the fact that, in initial quality and dependability ratings, Hyundai has significantly improved and even surpassed automakers of the likes of Nissan and Mazda.

Needless to say, I am looking forward to purchasing this vehicle within a 2-year timeframe. I want Hyundai to deal with obvious issues and whatnot that will arise with the first rendition of a brand new car before purchasing my own. Until then, I will be relying on this forum to provide me with up-to-date information and to share my newfound passion for Korean automobiles. The Genesis coupe is truly a car to look forward to, and will definitely be putting a sock in a lot of people's mouths when they finally hit the road.

In the meantime, I shall be posting valuable tutorials and FAQs about car detailing. I have also offered to further develop the club here in Montreal and perhaps the rest of Canada, as I have ties with performance parts vendors here and also several dealerships.

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Welcome Alex, great to have ya'.
It sounds like you got your shit together & know what you want. It also sounds like you have an interesting & promissing job.

We'll keep you up to date with info & share DIYs so you can better learn to work on your car in addition to planes, that is once you get it.

I also will not be getting my car immediately due to other reasons. I have 2yrs left to pay off my current ride & I'm keeping it in addition to purchasing a GenCoupe. Also, I'm saving up the 20% needed to purchase a house this fall, already over 1/2 way there. Finally, I want the R-Spec & hopefully DI in my purchase, not to mention a good down payment or payment in full.

I like that you are into detailing & am hoping you may have some insight into the best products available (esp waxes). My understanding is some of the waxes used on planes & boats can be used on autos & is of better quality.



 

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I like that you are into detailing & am hoping you may have some insight into the best products available (esp waxes). My understanding is some of the waxes used on planes & boats can be used on autos & is of better quality.
Your understanding, while not entirely wrong, is falsified by the fact that boats, planes and cars are not made from the same materials or painted with the same kinds of paints. Boats are often made from fiberglass, planes often from aluminum. Cars are made from steel, rarely entirely from aluminum (early 2000s Civic Si-R are made from aluminum), and some high-end cars such as BMWs have parts such as the rear fenders made out of fiberglass. Alas, whatever the material may be, the paint used definitely is not the same and so the waxes cannot be the same.

I personally would never use a product that was not conceived specifically for cars on my vehicles but it's entirely up to you if you want to take the risk. Obviously, nothing bad can happen, but the protection needed for a car is maybe not be the same for a boat or a plane. I personally think putting a wax intended for planes on a car would be both expensive and overkill protection-wise, and a wax used for boats maybe not enough of a protection for the harsh contaminants we encounter on our roads. Imho, the best, most affordable wax available on the market is Meguiars' NXT TechWax in either paste or liquid. The best, and also most expensive, is Pinnacle Souveran at more than $100 for a small tin. I'll be talking more about those though when the car is out.
 

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Your understanding, while not entirely wrong, is falsified by the fact that boats, planes and cars are not made from the same materials or painted with the same kinds of paints. Boats are often made from fiberglass, planes often from aluminum. Cars are made from steel, rarely entirely from aluminum (early 2000s Civic Si-R are made from aluminum), and some high-end cars such as BMWs have parts such as the rear fenders made out of fiberglass. Alas, whatever the material may be, the paint used definitely is not the same and so the waxes cannot be the same.

I personally would never use a product that was not conceived specifically for cars on my vehicles but it's entirely up to you if you want to take the risk. Obviously, nothing bad can happen, but the protection needed for a car is maybe not be the same for a boat or a plane. I personally think putting a wax intended for planes on a car would be both expensive and overkill protection-wise, and a wax used for boats maybe not enough of a protection for the harsh contaminants we encounter on our roads. Imho, the best, most affordable wax available on the market is Meguiars' NXT TechWax in either paste or liquid. The best, and also most expensive, is Pinnacle Souveran at more than $100 for a small tin. I'll be talking more about those though when the car is out.
Thanks for your insight & clearing that up for me.



 
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