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  • #232276
    Jack Goldberg
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    @captain-jack

    I am currently bidding on a 53 TD.  I have seen the car.  It has not been polished in over a year and as such, the original fire engine red color has faded.  The owner has been using rubbing compound to bring back some of the color, however it is still not close to what it should be.
    Here is my question:  does anyone know of what product can be used to bring back the color?
    Also, some of the hinges are rusted or pitted.  Can these be cleaned or are the replaceable?
    Thanks to all who have assisted me with the insurance.  I hope to be joining your ranks soon.

    #237024
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Jack,

    Assuming the car is gel-coated, Meguiars has a line of compounds, polishes and waxes for boats. Start here and click around their site for more info:

    Cleaners/Compounds&sectionID=53101″>http://www.meguiars. com/estore/product_list.cfm?sectionname=Boat/RV%20Care>Cl eaners/Compounds&sectionID=53101

    I know some folks that have had sucess with Gel Gloss, a product intended for fiberglass shower and tub surrounds. You can find it at any home goods stores, like Home Depot or Lowes.

    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)

    #237025
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Jack,

    Not sure why, but if you click the link above, the site will open within this “forum” frame. Better to right-click the link and select open in a new window.

    If the hinges are not too badly pitted, you should be able to have them polished and rechromed.

    PMOSSBERG39238.6132407407

    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)

    #237026
    Keith True
    Participant

    @keith-true

    The hinges are not all that expensive from MG Magic.You will get a shock when you price chrome now,and old pot metal is the worst.You can also get them from a marine supply but MG Magic was a lot cheaper.

    #237027
    Jack Goldberg
    Participant

    @captain-jack

    Thanks to all for the fine input.
    Does mgmagic have a web site?  I have been unable to find it online.
    I hope to have good news tomorrow at this time.

    #237028
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    MG Magic does not have a web site. Their phone number is 1-954-680-2010. Their address is 666 Rodman Street, Hollywood, FL. 33023

    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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