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TR3 resin glaze

Got an ugly finish? Car you don't wash n wax very often?
TR3 is an old school liquid paste that goes on easy. Rubs off easy too.
Pep Boys sells it. About $10.


^^ This


^^ To this. May 2013


^^ Today. January 2014.

New car look on your $h!tty old paint? Not really. But your old tired finish will look great for months n months.
I rubbed the car with 3M ultra compound, a clay bar and after killing myself with the good stuff with less than satisfactory results, I was told about the resin glaze by a pz moderator who had tried it on his wifes dull finish. Thanks for the tip D!
In about 2 hours I was done. The car still looks pretty good.


http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ePedj...%3DePedjzubJWc

^^ TR3 comercial from 1983.
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Re: TR3 resin glaze

Update.
Red car was sold a year after the initial pix and it was still beading water.


Used it on my black 97...twice and 3 where necessary.


^^ this is the 3rd vehicle with the one can.



^^ this was the 4th, which used the rest.
Still about a 1/2" in the can but it's so thick. Enough for touch ups and small items needing some TLC.

Or your moldings...


^^ yep, it does great for tired old looking moldings n trim...and glass


TR3 then California Gold got this.
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Re: TR3 resin glaze

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Re: TR3 resin glaze

Blame OGSMAKDADE!!

It was his idea. He invented this wheel. I just experimented with making it roll better.

Actually I think his brother told him. When he's not touring the planet with the rock band he's in, he is restoring the finish of yachts for gas money.
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Re: TR3 resin glaze

Ya go to the Blue Magic website and read up on the TR3 process.
Basically it's a cleaner, rubbing compound, a wax and polish combined. It has distilates (read harsh smell) in the brew as the magic. It softens the garbage on top and when removed leaves resin that cures overnight into a glaze. Do not wash vehicle or get it wet for 2 hours after so the glaze can bond.

How to:
The van:
The van finish was about a 7 outta 10, 10 being good. Dull clear coat, with a few minor scratches.
Being familiar with the product on this one helped.
I did a wax on wax off type application where I polished using an old t-shirt to gently rub it on. Polish say like a door, then another spot about that size. Then go back and wipe off spot 1 with a micro-fiber cloth. Polish spot 3, wipe off spot 2, then return to spot 1 with a different micro fiber cloth. About 2 hours later no more scratches visible and a nice luster had returned. No further polishing was done after one more rub down of the entire vehicle about 30 minutes after the application. Vehicle buffed with a t-shirt next day to remove minor amounts of powder.


The black car;
Dull clear coat, a million billion scratches, some failed minor clear coat.
Hadn't used TR3 in about a year, but other products weren't getting it done to the 5 outta 10 finish on my black SH after several hours of effort.
Basically the same method as the van, with repeated applications to the worst spots. I think I did the hood about 3-4 times.
Next day lots of residue (read powder) on the car. So I washed the car, gave it a good dry with a synthetic chamois, then applied California Gold synthetic wax by hand. Using micro fiber apllicator sponge it was wipe on, wipe off like the TR3 was. Buff car when done. I used a terry cloth, then microfiber. Let that cure about an hour. Then I used a t-shirt to buff it by hand. Not satisfied with the roof and hood I reapplied TR3 to remove the wax, then used Mequires clear coat polish, which removed the fresh TR3 (remember the 2 hour wait to get wet thing?) Then re-applied TR3 and next day buffed and applied Liquid Gold on the entire car again. Next day buffed with a t-shirt.

The red car;
That thing was a mess! Clear coat was failing, thick layer of oxidation, paint fade (or so it seemed).
This was the first time this stuff was used by me. But others swore by it. Great starter for restoring a 2 outta 10 dull finish.
Bought the car for the challenge of restoring the finish, among other things.
Man I had rubbed on compund with a buffer, rubbed on polish, rubbed on wax..clay bar..yadah yadah.
Then OGSMAKDADE said "STOP!!! YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME!!" in his gently/harsh way.
So the TR3 was tried. At first it seemed to be more of the same. Buff 30 minutes later...but wait..there's red under that there clear coat. So another application in the worst spots later it was starting to look pretty good...some few more applications later the car was looking GREAT...amazingly it was red again...'cept for the bumpers. Red wax woulda solved that, but hey this is great.
Next day...what is all this powder on the car from?! Wash car, reapply TR3 one more time like mentioned for the van. Let cure overnight. Next day brush off powder then apply Meguires synthetic wax.
Looking at about 6-7 hours total over a few days for the TR3 and Mequires wax.

Turns out the powder is the old, cruddy layer of oxidized clear coat that somehow got mixed in the resin glaze then pulled to the surface. I honestly believe that's why some folks say "stuff aint worth $hyt...paint looked worse next day."
Lastly I applied and removed Mequires synthetic wax with supplied products. And next day buffed with a t-shirt. Hood pic was before next day repeated application and buff.

Now is TR3 the end all cure all in 2 hours? Nope, there aint one. But for a neglected finish, it sure goes a long long way towards buffing off that dusty jewel.

I chose not to put TR 3 on my winshield, but applying to dull moldings and glass really made a difference. Then the California Gold applied to moldings and Oh-Boy...looking new again.

Being my cars live in full sun day after day, under wires or trees and are subjected to a daily burage of mother nature, I use car covers to keep that shiney jewel looking buffed.

craft2fit and other covers
^^ a review of car covers.
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God's Not Dead

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