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Removing B pillar plastic on 3door model?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jsosic, Aug 15, 2012.

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    [Aug 15, 2012]
    Hi.

    I would like to paint B pillars in piano black, just like they are painted on MY11. I am wondering is it easy to take them off? Only remove 3 rivets and that's it? Part is not glued in any way?

    Are there some photos around?
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    [Aug 15, 2012]

    Drill out the 3 rivets then wiggle upwards to remove, 5 minute job.

    You may be better wrapping in gloss black vinyl rather than painting with regards to durability.

    I ordered a set of piano black pillars from the main dealer and replaced.

    BTW they are metal, not plastic.
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    [Aug 15, 2012]
    drill 3 rivets, hope window bondant hasnt caught the trim, should be easy
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    Had my done about a month ago and I was very pleased with the result. It looks very glossy which match with my tint. :)
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    [Aug 15, 2012]
    Window bondant is the glue for windows, or do you mean black rubber sealant that goes around the window?
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