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    Bubbling C Pillar Trim Thingy

    Like a lot of other A4's, the small black triangular exterior C pillar trim has bubbles and flaked paint. I plan to repair these in situ due to reading wildly varying posts on ease of removal. I intend to paint them and was wondering how people prepped them? Did you find them easy to sand back? What did you use?

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    Id suggust rubbing down and Wrapping vinly over it,gloss or matt black.
    Or even carbon
    1.9 avf 6 speed. Bv43 turbo. Swifttuning custom map. Powerflow straight through twin pipes. Allard delete kit. Boost,egt, + voltage gauges. Ball,spring boost controller. Fk silversport coilovers. 312mm brake upgrade. B7 multifunc steering wheel. Full dis. Cruise control. Auto locks. Rs4 rear bumper. Full rs4 grills. Drls + hids. 10inch custom sub + amp. Leds everywhere. Parrotkit full speaker streaming. silver 4d carbon interior.never ending...

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    I went at it with the Dremel with a sanding roll attached, primed and painted black. Pics to follow

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    Right here goes

    The offending panels





    Letting the Dremel do its work







    Stage 1 of masking up



    Pikey style half car mask :lol:



    The finished article. I've gone for more of a matt finish at it matches the mirror surrounds, grilles, etc




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    Looks good.
    Pmsl with that bubble wrap
    1.9 avf 6 speed. Bv43 turbo. Swifttuning custom map. Powerflow straight through twin pipes. Allard delete kit. Boost,egt, + voltage gauges. Ball,spring boost controller. Fk silversport coilovers. 312mm brake upgrade. B7 multifunc steering wheel. Full dis. Cruise control. Auto locks. Rs4 rear bumper. Full rs4 grills. Drls + hids. 10inch custom sub + amp. Leds everywhere. Parrotkit full speaker streaming. silver 4d carbon interior.never ending...

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    Thanks

    I got a replacement rear bumper off the bay and it came in enough bubble wrap to wrap an entire car, I've kept it for months waiting for it to come in handy and finally it has haha

 

 

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