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  1. Claying your car, before you polish

    I only thought my car was clean.

    I have never used clay before. Really didn't even know it was out there until a friend told me about it recently. The whole concept around clay is to use the tacky clay to strip your car's top coat of contaminates, ground in debris, etc., most of which you can't even see. But if you were to gently rub your hand on the surface you would probably feel.

    There are several makers of clay for finishing your car.
    the ones I looked at ...
  2. Meguiar's G3626 Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere Spray - 26 oz.

    I am writing about this stuff because I am pretty impressed.

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    I tried it as a "detail wipe down" at a recent car show.
    I had driven perhaps 50 miles to get to the park & had a lot of bug splats to show for it.
    I had ordered
    "Meguiar's G3626 Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere Spray - 26 oz." from Amazon for about $10.00 and put it in the boot; promptly forgetting about it.

    When I pulled my chair out......there ...
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  3. TR3A convertible top install

    I'm going to try and give a detailed account, here:

    I had been postponing this job for over a year.
    Primarily because there was no complete professional instructions I could find, in one place.

    This top is a Robbins everflex sold by TRF. It was a previous return item so I got it for about $200.00 over a year ago.

    Installation is really a pretty simple job & I had installed a tonneau of the same material a while back.
    I guess a lot of the ...

    Updated 09-20-2016 at 01:14 AM by GTP1960

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  4. single key chromed hardware replacements

    all five locks on my car needed a different key:
    doors: different one each
    (universal question: why bother having locking doors on a TR3?)
    trunk
    glovebox
    ignition

    When I was tightening down a wobbly door handle, I broke a stud.
    That got the ball rolling. started looking closely at all the hardware and didn't like the pitting & rather dull chrome.
    Moss offers a set that are all keyed the same. ($175.00). That was the catalyst. ...

    Updated 09-20-2016 at 08:39 AM by GTP1960

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  5. Bonnet hinges

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    I noticed some some increased vibrations from the bonnet.
    on closer inspection I found two of the studs had wallowed out of their holes & left the car.

    after consulting the forum, it seemed my best option was just to replace the hinges, rather than try and repair.

    TRF had theirs on sale for $33.00 & they seemed of good quality.
    though approx. the same weight as the old ones, they are not made of the same ferrous ...
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