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In preparing the rear windshield for installation in my '74 GTV I installed the seal on the glass and then carefully pressed in my new Classic Alfa aluminum trim. I could hear the cracking as I pressed it into the seal in certain places- usually the curved sections. (see picture) I now have visible crazing if not cracking of the anodizing. Is this to be expected? I have a good plating shop nearby that can re-anodize and I am thinking I need to do that but how do I prevent that from happening in the next installation?

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That's interesting, yet frustrating. I've seen that happen with plastics, specifically Vespa legshield trim (on the curved areas), but not on aluminum. Wonder if the trim has actually been anodized or perhaps another coating process was used? I've had my rear window out on my GTV before and just checked the aluminum trim very closely. While they're a few minor scuffs in some areas, I could not see any evidence of what you're experiencing.

I'd be interested in hearing what your local plating shop says about it.
 
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