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Everyonce in a while in reviews i read the the GT has a bad paint job. I don't think i know what to look for in a paint job but it looks fine to me. Does anyone know what they are refering too?? Second, I chose Pewter (grey) as the color of my car. I understand that this color fades faster than darker colors but chose it becuase i live in FL and it won't soak up heat. It also hides dirt very well. One of my freinds say to get extra clear coats painted on. Does it help that much.. and how much does it usually cost.. I plan to wax about once every two months. Any other suggestions??? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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I can answer part of your question. As much as i love 2002 Elantra Gt that's at the dealer getting its head replaced with only 1800 mile son it, All Hyundais have extremely fragile paint. It scratches and flakes off easily(in relation to good paint jobs like say toyota). I would keep that sucker waxed at leaste once a month with a carnuba petroliuem type wax. I would stear clear of the polymer type waxes until your paint is already srewed up then they are easier to aply and seam to last longer. Petroliuem based waxes alow new paint to breath which it needs to do to adhere properly to a new car they also add needed chemical back to the paint to keep it healthy. This is over simplified but states the point. Oh yeah it chips easy. My 2 cents


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All Hyundais have thin paint. Just wash it at least once a month, and wax it every 2-3 months. Use California water blade to dry and either a soft cotton towel or chamois to get the spots you missed. Then armor all car wash concentrate. For waxing, any carnuba based product by Mothers or Meguiars should be good.


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It seems like its a known problem...I'm suprised hyundai hasn't responed to it.


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meguiar s works very well it will actually enrich the color!! i've been using it on my tib for the last year and half!! works very well


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Try this stuff:
http://www.zainobros.com/index.shtml
It is, by far, the best car care stuff I have ever used, and I used to be a professional detailer. I used to use Zymol's professional products because many of my customers owned Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other exotics. This stuff is better. It's only available over the internet, you can't get it in stores. I don't work for them, and I don't sell their products. I don't have any financial interest in you buying from them. It's just my opinion. If you'd like to ask anyone else about it, go to: www.lvfbody.com and post a question in the lounge of the forum. That's my club, everyone there uses it.


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I also swear by Zaino, it really is the best there is! You can also look on www.corvetteforum.com for reviews on it.


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I use Merguars 3 step wax system and my buffer every 2 months. One of the steps is a carnuaba wax.


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Does anyone use a buffer...if so what kind?? oribital or vibration... takes forever if i do it by hand...especally the meguires 3 step


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