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    Does anyone know what will polish a gel coat finish ? I have had no luck with regular polish. Thanks, Terry



    You have to use a cut polish.

    First use a 1000 grit followed by a 2000 or 2500 grit.

    Then put two or three coats of wax on it.


    Mark Hendrickson


    These cars are finished the same way boats are. A fellow NJRC Club Member who has a VW based TD gave us all a tip…keep the finish in shape using products made for boats. You should see his bright red MGTD. It’s 25 yer old gel-coat and shines like a $10,000 paint job.

    3M makes a bunch of gel-coat finish products that are available at any decent boat supply place. In the NJ Shore area there are many boat supply vendors, private and chain. I go to a West Marine that is only a mile away from my house.

    I’ve used all of these 3M products from gel-coat to clear plastic cleaner and conditioner for the rear window in the convertible top.


    He also told us to use boat hardware on our kit cars…better quality chrome and most parts made from stainless steel. i.e. badge bars are made from boat rails.

    Paul Mossberg


    Hi Terry,

    Meguiars has a line of boat polishes and waxes. They are all I use on my 1983 Classic Roadsters Duchess (pictures in the PMOSSBERG folder in the Gallery).

    Start here at http://www.meguiars.com/estore/ and click on Boat/RV Care.

    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)

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