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Hello everyone. Just come to fit the bright trim (plastic not ss) into the screen seal on my 6 and it doesn’t look right. The seal looks different to others on this forum and I can’t imagine how the trim fits in, and stays in. Canley Classics seal and Rimmer bros bright trim. All suggestions and help will be most appreciated.
Wanting to take advantage of the lockdown and the good weather, I decided to attack some of the (hopefully) superficial rust on my Spitfire Mk3. While I knew the sills needed some attention along the seams, I decided to turn first attention to the dashboard top/scuttle where the windscreen frame rests on the scuttle. Rust was clearly bubbling out from under the windscreen frame seal. Having removed the windscreen frame it became obvious that a previous repair has included the addition of copious amounts of silicon sealant at the rear edge of the seal - as opposed to the front edge.. where it might have at least impeded the ingress of some water. I've cleared away the sealant and there is evidence of some (fairly professionally applied) filler in the scuttle already from an earlier repair. However, creeping rust has eaten into the scuttle and created a few small (<5mm) holes in the metal. So, how acceptable to clean up the rust, slightly enlarge the holes to remove some more of the rust, apply rust treatment, fill and repaint? I've already applies Kurust to the affected areas before I proceed further. The holes are just to the door-side of the left hand screen wiper shaft and normally concealed by the windscreen frame seal, and access underneath is somewhat limited - even with the glove box removed. Should I consider applying some fibre-glass support under the scuttle before starting on filling above. I'd quite like to avoid a 'minor' body repair becoming a major headache. I thought that there may already be a thread on this somewhere, but couldn't find one. Was I just looking in the wrong place? Thanks for any constructive feedback that anyone might have, I am sure this must be a common problem. Maybe I need to turn my attention to the sills for now and see what nightmare awaits me there. Thanks.. Graham
Hi all. ive just been cleaning up my front and rear screens and removing the old gunk from the edges. The rear one is ok but the front has a chip right in front of the driver. Are these available new these days ? I might prefer both but would definitely want the front. If there’s a choice, any recommend suppliers ? Thanks a lot.