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'chrome' seal trim (2 replies)

rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago
rsk289
8 years ago
rsk289 8 years ago

Sorry, more dumb questions - I have the Minispares plastic 'chrome' trim for the seal and wheelarch seams. Do you guys use the clips to retain these, or do you rely just on the plastic to grip and a self-tap at either end?
I'm planning to paint the seams liberally with dinitrol first.

abs
8 years ago
abs 8 years ago

Re

I have had the delux trim on my daily driver for 5 years now with no fixings at all, although the ends are starting to open up a bit. The factory used a pop rivet on the under side at each end and on the bottom of the hinge panel but I didn't want to drill the holes and have a potential rust trap. To be fair the plastic chrome is showing its age after 5 years so it could do with replacing anyway. I have fitted this trim many times for myself and others and the trick is to drown them in a bucket of tepid water (not hot) for a few minutes and use the way the trim is coiled to get the tight radius where the arch joins the sill. Hot air guns don't do it for me as it seems too hot and you will crease it. I guess it needs deep warmth . A nice warm garage is what you need, just take your time and don't even think about doing outside this time of year.

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