Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

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#1 Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Rteyp » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:40 am

Hi All

First of probably many questions.

Right hand front trim was incredibly lose and heavily scratched so ordered a replacement from SNG Barratt as this sort of detail annoys me.

ImageIMG_1337 by John, on Flickr

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Can anyone advise on how these should be fitted ? What black adhesive do you recommend ? I have searched for information but couldn't find. Thank you.

John
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#2 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by christopher storey » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:43 am

Sikaflex 221 which can also be used to fill in the gap which inevitably develops between the bottom spur and the rest of the screen surround . If you need to take the trim off again, Sikkaflex softens with a hair dryer

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#3 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Rteyp » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:07 am

Thanks Chris - just ordered some of that.

Fitting I presume is a case of the top and bottom flange stick over the screen rubber and the long side piece tucks under the rubber where possible ?

Pics of a correctly fitted one appreciacted for reference.

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#4 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Gfhug » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 am

John, be aware that some (not necessarily this piece) can be a poor fit. What people will often do is have the old part re-chromed.
BTW did you ask SNGB for a copy of their parts catalogue, a very useful reference?

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#5 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Polse7317 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:55 pm

I have fitted the chromes with succion press and a quick composite 2 parts glue in a doble syringe . It's not sika but similar stuff, (i'll have and post the name later ! )
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#6 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Rteyp » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:45 pm

Wow thank you all - I have the parts catalogue from previous owner and yes its a great source of information.

Thank you Polse for the reference photos - perfect. Looks like I have some lifting of the rubber to perform.
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#7 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Polse7317 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:56 pm

Here is the rapid glue ......15 sec ! very helpful and efficient
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#8 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Jeremy66 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:53 pm

Just to echo the post above re the quality of fit of the repro trims, I’ve just fitted a set of SNG roadster screen chromes and they are very poor, I will be hunting out an original set to re chrome in the future, if your originals fit nicely I would find a decent chrome restorer and get them done rather than go for repro.

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#9 Re: Front Screen Side Trim Fixing

Post by Rteyp » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks all. Any recommendations for a refurb / chrome company in Herts. Looking on the web there are some in Herts but reviews seem mixed, a recommendation would be good - thanks.
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