has two weeks of precious, sheltered garage time, so Iím addressing projects that would be more challenging in the outside world.
One item on the To-do list is care of the roof hatch. I donít know if the silicone on the rivets was factory applied, but the moldy globber was just too easy to peel off. The hatch cover is beautifully yellowing and the foam weather stripping was starting to become unglued. Also, the two screws that help hold the cover in-track were generously rusted.
Iíve started to prep and clean, with the intention to paint
the outside of the cover an aluminum color after using plastic primer. A little spray glue adhesive with new weather stripping will help give extra hold, and the new stainless screws with a dab of threadlocker will put the rusty screws in the trash. The crank bar and track will get freshly greased too.
I intend to use Boatlife Life-Seal to reapply on top of the rivets and around the surround, unless strongly advised otherwise.
In a week or so, Iíll post photos of the results.