From: Marty Roach
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001
Subject: Aluminum Waistline Trim

vacuum hose, cut into small donuts.
Use anti-sieze paste on the threaded stems.

From: "Doug Dolan"
Reply-To: "Doug Dolan"
To: "tom" , "Mehrdad Vahid"
CC: "coupe registry"
Subject: Re: Aluminum Waistline Trim
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 08:49:37 -0500

I seem to remember a thread quite a while ago about spacers/washers (soft
material, rubber or plastic) that go between the trim and the body to avoid
damaging the paint when the trim nuts are tightened. If I remember
correctly, these were available from Carl Nelson. Maybe some one else has
more details or a better memory.
Doug Dolan

----- Original Message -----
From: tom
To: Mehrdad Vahid
Cc: coupe registry
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:46 AM
Subject: Re: Sunroof seal

Hi Mehrdad

Don't forget to tighten the nuts for the aluminum waistline trim very,
very lightly. I would only go until they just touch the inside surface of
the panel. I've never seen any nuts come loose, only damaged paint. Even
the high quality paints we use today are not as hard as the baked on
finishes of a factory paint job. I just spoke to the very knowledgable
Glasurit rep. He said that even with the top of the line Glasurit 55 line
that we both used, flex agants are added because of the warranty they offer
and stone chips, etc. He said that this and the fact that we probably have
more (and thicker) layers of primer, sealer and paint than the factory
jobs, are resposible for some some very faint imprints I have gotten into
the paint where the soft top seals off against the painted panels. He says
that this is unavoidable and I believe he is right. Otherwise I am already
getting a sense that the 55 line paint is extremely tough, which of course
goes hand in hand with the slightly softer paint. Regards, Tom.