Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herefordshire, UK
Installing chrome trim - cockpit - S2 Spider
Some advice, please. My freshly painted S2 Spider is due home this weekend, and I get to start the happy task of replacing all the freshly cleaned and polished components.
The area that has me puzzled is the chrome trim in the cockpit area - specifically, the chrome band around the rear of the cockpit, and the trims around the windscreen.
The cockpit piece - there was substantial corrosion found beneath this trim when it was removed - should it have some form of sealant to prevent water from getting under the trim ? if so, what sealant is recommended ?
The windscreen - when I removed the top trim and 2 side trims, they had what I believe to be hardened plumber's putty beneath them. Surely that's not what Alfa intended ! Again, should there be sealant beneath these pieces, and if so, what is recommended ?
My inclination is to go with black RTV sealant, but am open to any other suggestions !
1977 Spider 2000