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  • #233223
    Roland Smullen
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    @rollie

    The car was looking really bad, wash and wax build up , fading , white

    chalking , etc., AND I had just washed it. Went to auto store and found some

    Mequiars “Ultimate compound”, and gave it a try. Wow, VERY impressive !

    Without a lot of rubbing, it cleaned the finish beautifully . Added a coat of

    their “tech wax 2.0”, and the car looks so good I am not sure I want to drive

    it and get it dirty. I looked through my photos, and since I have had it, it has

    never looked so good. For a total of about $25 , I have a new car.

    I had a fiberglass boat for 22 years, and NO marine product worked like

    this. You might give this a try before you repaint.

         Rollie

    #242813
    Larry Murphy
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    @larry-murphy

     Rollie, Thanks for letting us know about a good product that produces good results.I had used their cleaner but will try the Ultimate Compound also.I remember that Paul recommends their products as well. I looked in your photo gallery and if it improved on the shine you had already, it must be really good.

     On my London Roadster,the yellow gelcoat appears glossy if you look down the sides or accross the hood but looking at it directly,like a side view, the finish appears somewhat flat. I have never been able to find out if this is a gelcoat characteristic or if I just need to rub it more . Does your car’s finish appear to have the same gloss regardless of the angle you look at it?

    #242814
    Roland Smullen
    Participant

    @rollie

    After 30 years, the finish varies a lot on my car. More protected areas like

    the side panels with the louvers , are brilliant, but the front tips of the

    fenders, back bumper area, etc. are shinny but not as deep. My finish was so

    faded and dull, I was thinking of repainting. But hated the thought. There

    appears to be a chemical action also, as areas I couldn’t rub well, came out

    nice too. The wax is excellent also, $16 a little pricey, but it just glides on ,

    and polishes off, leaving the surface smooth and slick. I’ll take a look at the

    different angles tomorrow , and see if I notice any difference. Mine isn’t a

    show car, lots of small imperfections, but at a distance…..ahhhh. laugh.

    Rollie

    #242815
    Dan Rosa
    Participant

    @dan-r

    sounds good wish I did that I  wet sanded her  and polished by hand ,,lots of work I don’t think gelcoat shins like good paint ,,but is a lot more cost effective..  Dan

    #242816
    Roland Smullen
    Participant

    @rollie

    Larry, I looked at it this morning, cloudy day , and I didn’t notice the effect

    you mentioned. May be the difference in the color, light vs. dark

    /Users/momdad/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2010/Nov 16,

    2010/SN850776.JPG

    #242817
    Roland Smullen
    Participant

    @rollie

    Tried to post picture….didn’t work. sorry

    #242818
    Paul Allain
    Participant

    @pga64

    Rollie,

    I’m going to give Mequiars “Ultimate compound” a try. Did you use the 

    “tech wax 2.0” “liquid” or “paste” afterward?

     

    #242819
    Roland Smullen
    Participant

    @rollie

    #242820
    Roland Smullen
    Participant

    @rollie

    There ! How is that for a 30 year old fiberglass shine ? As you can see , the

    fender tips are a little dull, glazed, not quite as shinny, as other parts. The

    finish was nice without the wax, but I wanted to save/protect what I had and

    used the paste wax over it. I am thrilled !

    #242821
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    She looks great Rollie!

    Just a slight bit of patina, appropriate for a reproduction of a 58 year old car!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #242822
    Paul Allain
    Participant

    @pga64

    Looks awesome Rollie. Definately going to try it.

    pga64

    #242823
    Larry Murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

     Rollie, Thanks for the info. That’s a good looking TD replica.You’ve got it dressed to go out on the town.

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