I'm working on my father's Alfa engine (it's out and apart), and am exploring the Alfa forum for what is normal 'in this world' for stuff like this. I am primarily a Ferrari mechanic so any knowledge I have is from that side of things, but the tech is obviously nearly identical. Every marque group has their own secret sauce, so take what I have to offer with a grain of salt. Typically on crank seals, I either install them dry or with a tiny bit of sealant that cures enough that it will hold the seal in place, such as Loctite 515. RTV is awful and Hondabond doesn't cure with enough rigidity to hold the seal in place.
Trying not to derail this too much, but while we're discussing that area, I've discovered the 'cigarette seal' and the complete RTV replacement of that seal. I understand the logic behind doing so, but also question why not just coat the cigarette seal with Hondabond making certain to have some at the top and bottom as well?