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It's no wonder some people can't find TR3. My can is so old it has separated and is no good any more so I went looking for a new can and found out that Blue Magic was bought out and TR3 is just one of the products no longer being made.[bawl]

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No more TR3?

That sucks!

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No more TR3?

That sucks!


Yes it does. I stood in the wash/wax aisle for about 15 minutes looking stupid trying to decide what else to buy since I've never used anything else. I finally bought some Mothers Brazilian Carnuba Cleaner Wax. I guess it's alright, it definitely smells better.

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What do you recommend instead of TR3?
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I buy Auto Glym here, there's sometimes a good offer on the products. There's the Super Resin Polish, and the extra gloss protectant. I have noticed there are similar products they claim last several years, even a decade (permaseal or something like that). I can't say any of the stuff I have found have much effect after 6 months, at least not my bike. Even the sewing machine bed can use a touch up once or twice a year. There are lots of these products.
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Before I forget, I remember a product that I thought might be equivalent was Zymol which is what many use on a featherweight. I found the SDS at https://www.zymol.com/sds/Z503-(50440)-0115-SDS.pdf I am fairly certain that it probably should NOT be used on antique or compromised shellac as the principle ingredient is water. Kind of an interesting side note, one of the ingredient in Zymol is Polydimethyl siloxane which is the only ingredient listed in the MSDS of "Sewer's Aid"

When Miriam was looking for TR3 earlier this year, I called Blue Magic to find out where I could buy. The first place they told me was Amazon. I told her that I wanted to buy it locally. She did give me a name of a company that could order it, but I never called. From my understanding walmat.com has many items that are sold not in their stores - "amazon want-a-be" ?????

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It was my understanding that TR3 had a mild rubbing compound in it.
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I think all of the liquid polishes drying to a whitish film have a mild rubbing compond. The ones with out it are clear, they leave a film we you buff up but it's different. I use the basic version with the grit on dirty fix up machines, it lifts up further grime and dirt after the initial cleaning. I have use a lot of different brands over the years, but only one on sewing machines.
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Zorba, SDS for TR3 http://www.bluemagicusa.com/content/products/sds/12A-6.pdf

A few places it can still be gotten on line.  Looks like if hardware type it is less than $10, but Amazon & Walmart over $15  unless you get the 6-pack

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How does TR3 compare to other resin polishes? I have used Turtlewax, Auto Glym, Meguiar's, chain stores own brand (from at least two different stores),...
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Miriam, I have been using 40+ year old light green Turtle Wax that I found on my basement shelves.  No white powder haze to get in the cracks.  BTW, just what is a "resin" polish anyway.  Must be something other than carnauba wax. 
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I have wondered about that my self John, it's not treesap but it's also used generally for substances made with phenol formaldehide. They used it in relation to the old type plastics like bakelite and melamin, but generally synthetic polymers of various origin. Exactly when they managed to use it in a liquid polish I'm not sure. The advantage is the durable protective finish, carnauba polishes are nice but not nearly as long lasting.
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Thanks for the explanation, Mickey.  The only other resin polish that I could find is "Auto Glym", which is Amazon's biggest seller.  Might this be a replacement for the TR3 ?  Do note that even this one contains abrasives.
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Autoglym Super Resin car polish is another great product that is made as an ‘all-in-one’ making it easy to clean, polish & protect your paint using one product.

Super Resin has been around for years but was updated in 2015 with a much needed and vastly improved product offering zero dust and improved protection.

Unsurprisingly it’s Amazons number 1 car polish seller! The difference between this car polish and the Auto Finesse Tripple is the use of man-made polymer instead of the natural Carnauba wax.

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...Do note that even this one contains abrasives.
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?? https://www.autoglym.com/pub/media/pdfs/SUPER-RESIN-POLISH.pdf only lists 
NAPHTHA (PETROLEUM) HYDROTREATED HEAVY and DISTILLATES (PETROLEUM) HYDROTREATED LIGHT  (not shouting, just copy & paste from MSDS [wink]) whereas TR3  Diatomaceous Earth, Uncalcined

Is it available in US other than online?

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My local carquest was able to pull one in from another store. I hope to try it today on the 15-75.

First photo, back, before.
Second photo, back w TR3
Third photo, front w TR3

The TR3 appeared to bring out the brownish hazing/cast to the finish, although the carnauba I used several months ago did, as well. The brown cast disappeared over time. Perhaps the same will happen.

Overall, the finish is shinier, and smoother. The glaze did an awesome job where the clear coat is not compromised.

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I find that wiping down with sewing machine oil makes the brown go away.
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Oh, it looks like the brown staining on your machine is under some flaking in the shellac. It is more work and trickier to improve upon, but some have managed to dissolve the shellac with alcohol and made it unify again. You need to read up on the methods for it.
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It is definitely a candidate for shellac repair. I was hoping for a miracle!
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Still available. Amazon $14.50 being delivered today.
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