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TR2/3/3A Triumph TR3 Windscreen Restoration

TR3TomG

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Hi,

I am looking for restoration advice regarding the windscreen on my TR3A. The chrome is worn out, and I am looking for ideas on how to best spruce it up.

My car is not concourse, but I'd like to make it nice. Is there a company that will take what I have (completely assembled / including glass)and do the job? If so, who? Or, do I need to take it apart and have it rechromed? If so, what is the best way to take it apart (and put it back together), and is there a company I should use?

Note too, I tried to get the screws out of the side but there in there good. Ideas on getting them out? Thanks very much for any advice.

Tom
 

Mickey Richaud

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Hi, Tom, and welcome to the BCF!

When I restored my TR3, I disassembled the screen and had the bits rechromed. It's not terribly difficult, but those set screws are a bear to get out; you'll need lots of PB Blaster and patience to get them. When you do, be absolutely sure to mark them somehow so that they'll go back in their proper places - couple of different sizes there, and one too long will ruin your glass - not to mention your day!

New glazing bits and hardware are all available at Moss, Victoria British, and The Roadster Factory.

Oh, and don't forget to post pictures!

:cheers:
Mickey
 

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I'm just now remembering that at least one of the screws at the bottom of the screen had become one with the frame, and had to be drilled out and the hole retapped. Probably not uncommon.
 

TR3driver

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Rechroming those big pieces gets kind of expensive, especially now with the traditional chroming process almost illegal. For a 'driver', you might want to first see what some brass wool, DX579 metal prep, and elbow grease will do for it. I unfortunately didn't think to take any "before and after" shots of my windshield frame, but here are some of a rocker cover, just as an example. This was only about 10 seconds work, it would have looked better if I had taken more time (and bothered to take it off the engine
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TR3driver

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As suggested by Fred Thomas, I used about 1 part DX579 to 4 parts water, in a spray bottle. Probably best to wear rubber gloves as well.
 
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