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Price Please For Piano Black Outer B Pillar Covers S3 8P3 3dr

Paullie Apr 18, 2011

  1. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Hi there,

    Can you please provide a price including postage to AB23 8SB for a pair of Left and Right 'Piano Black' B-Pillar Covers for my MY2010 S3? The part numbers are listed below -

    8P3 853 289 D Y9B
    8P3 853 290 D Y9B

    Many thanks in advance :)

    Paula x
     
  2. stoke_audi

    stoke_audi Active Member

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    Hi Paula

    sorry for the delay

    price is £34.46 each inc vat

    Dave
     
  3. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Can you please let me know how much it is for postage and could you PM me your Paypal details. I will send payment as a gift, so you can place the order for me. Thanks!

    Paula :)
     
  4. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    this include the rivets needed to secure?
     
  5. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    I don't think it does include the rivets. The part numbers for the rivets (you need 6 of them to fit the 2 B pillar cover trims) is AN 016 185 7. I have asked Dave to get me a set of these also. Thanks for the heads up as I didn't know about them until you mentioned them. :)

    Paula x
     
  6. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    no probs Paula, im quite astounded at how cheap these parts are.....can you post some pics up once fitted as im severely tempted
     
  7. Paullie

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    No probs, Matey. Will post some piccies as soon as they are on. Thanks again :)

    Paula x
     
  8. wez3570

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    Paulie, how do u intent to secure the new pillars?

    Do u have a rivet gun or can self tappers be used?
     
  9. Paullie

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    I bought myself a rivet gun from Ebay Wez, and it actually came with a load of exactly the same rivets used to secure the B-pillar covers, so no real need to buy the rivets from Audi. Rivet gun was only a fiver including postage and it seems good quality. I'm going to drill the existing rivets out using my Dremel. Here's a link to the rivet gun I bought. :)

    Pop Rivet Gun With 4 Nozzles & 60 Blind Rivets on eBay (end time 18-May-11 13:41:23 BST)

    Thanks to Dave for getting these for me, they arrived this morning and look amazing! :)

    Paulie
     
  10. wez3570

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    Really intested to see how this goes.

    Could u maybe take a few pics in the process?

    Got that rivet gun on watch, thanks

    Looking forward to getting mine, just need to order them now.
     
  11. Paullie

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    No probs, matey. It's pouring with rain up here at the moment or I'd be out there giving it a go already, lol. I'll see if I can get some 'on the job' pics for you when I get the chance to fit them. :)

    Paulie
     
  12. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    Hey Paulie, are they on?
     
  13. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Hey Wez, been busy with family stuff the past couple of days, but will get the time to do them on Monday. I haven't forgotten and have the camera charged up too. :)

    Paulie
     
  14. Paullie

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    Hi Wez, I went to give this a go today, but on looking at things, the seal door seal is too close to the rivets for comfort, for me to feel confident enough to drill them out, without fear of damaging the seals. I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get someone to do the job for me, ..darn it! Sorry, dude. :(

    Paulie
     
  15. wez3570

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    Can't u pull the seal off to drill the rivets out?
     
  16. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi saloon

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    Im interested to see how this goes. I want to do it myself.
     
  17. Paullie

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    I finally got them fitted today! Wez had sent me a message saying he had done his and how easy it had been, so I thought I'd give it a go and although I don't have any pics as yet (will take some after I wash the car next) I have to say that they look really cool. :)

    The most fiddly part was holding the rubber door seal out of the way, while I drilled out the rivets. To do that I stuck an old bank card down between the B pllar cover and the door seal and bent it towards the inside of the car. There are three pop rivets on each side. I stuck some masking tape around the rivet heads, just incase the drill slipped, but luckily it didn't. I used a 2.5mm drill bit to start drilling out the 'meat' of the rivets and after managing to drill through the head, I then swapped over to a 3mm bit. When the head of the rivet pops off onto your drill, then that's it well and truly drilled out. After removing all 3, it's just a case of sliding the old cover off, towards the front of the car.

    To fit the new covers I used this pop rivet gun, which I bought off Ebay (only costs a few quid). It comes with a few different sizes of rivets, including the ones you need for the covers.

    Pop Rivet Gun With 4 Nozzles & 60 Blind Rivets on eBay (end time 17-Jun-11 13:41:23 BST)

    Slide the new cover on to the car, you'll find it sits in place without having to hold it. Just make sure you don't pinch any of the rubber door seal or trim. It will line up with the existing rivet holes. Take the stubby end of the pop rivet and pop it through one of the holes. Slide the rivet gun onto the longer shaft of the rivet, pull the handle tight, release and pull once again until the gun goes 'pop' (which snaps the shaft of the rivet off) and that's the job done. Repeat for all the other rivets and you've got some nice new shiny B pillar covers.
     
  18. wez3570

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    After I had done one side, I compared how it looked to the other. Looks so much better gloss black.

    At certain angles it blends into the tinted back side windows.

    The idea to use something to hold the rubber back came from mattandrew.

    Looking forward to seeing urs Paulie, against the yellow.
     
  19. Paullie

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    Cheers Wez, yeah you're right the glossy black looks way better than the standard ones. As you say, especially against the privacy glass on the rear windows. Will hopefully get her washed tomoz and post some pics. Thanks again for getting my ass into gear to get them fitted, lol. :)
     
  20. wez3570

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    Haha, you're welcome :)
     
  21. H88

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    Can anyone tell me if part number is for 3 doors or 5 doors?
     
  22. stoke_audi

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    8P3 853 289 D Y9B £37.51
    8P3 853 290 D Y9B £37.51

    these are the 3dr versions

    Dave
     
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  23. discostu49

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    hi does anybody know if you can buy Piano Black B Pillar covers for the sportback im sure iv seen them on the rs3?
     
  24. stoke_audi

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    Hi

    yes £40.37 per side inc rivets

    Dave
     
  25. H88

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    Any pictures for these gloss black pillars people?I have been waiting for a while to see the pictures :)
     
  26. BenC00

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    This is the the next OEM mod on my list, can anyone post any pictures please? 3dr 8P3 if possible :)
     
  27. stoke_audi

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    Price update since last quote

    £90.17, inc rivets

    Dave
     
  28. discostu49

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    are they now £90 each side?? if so how can they justify such a price increase ?
     
  29. -Keith-

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    Where's these damn Pics Paullie!!! Post them up here for future reference!

    Thanks mate
     

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