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Plastic B Pillar Swirls

Alan999 Aug 2, 2018

  1. Alan999

    Alan999 Member

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    as title says... got swirls on the black plastic B-Pillar.
    Does anyone of the collective knowledge know best method to either reduce or remove the swirls?

    I was thinking of the plastic headlight scratch remover (meguiars) and fluff pad but given the position and the kind of 'in-your-face' position of the pillar it could go really well or horribly horribly wrong.

    Much appreciate any help, thanks
     
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  3. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    4” pad and fine compound has sorted this out for me in the past


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  4. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Proper DA gear there @Rob2k68 :icon thumright:
     
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  5. Tictap

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    DA with black finishing pad and megs 205 works a treat.
     
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  6. Supa Koopa

    Supa Koopa Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    I did mine by hand. Foam applicator with some AF tripple. By no means was it perfect and I didn't put a great deal of effort in, but they did look better. Basically my DA is too big for those so I had to get creative. :)
     
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  7. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter

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    You'll make @jassyo06 jealous with that pic!!

    It's also a very expensive looking picture :respekt:
     
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  8. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Rupes are Vauxhall conference league... Flex = Champions League
    Flex= German made
    Rupes = Italian made
    No brainer lol
     
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  9. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Ferrari/Lambo, or Audi/BMW - I'll take the former :icon thumright: , but am guessing big price difference (no idea honestly), in that case cannot beat german engineering :hi:
     
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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Think there roughly the same price for the larger DA's didn't go with Rupes because it comes with a 6 inch backing plate,5 inch backing plate costs extra ££, but the Flex is a bit more expensive for the smaller 3/4 inch DA's
     
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  11. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter

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    Fair point, but there is many Italian things I'd take over the Germans.....food, beer and ladies to name but a few :sign yum:
     
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  13. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    italian beer? Surely not. Food and ladies, can't argue there :icon thumright:
     
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  14. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Cough...Cough...Peroni....lol hate Germin bier gives me a sore heed in the morning....lol
     
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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    I went with the Flex through Jon from Forensic Detailing recommendation also there Flex xfe 7-12-80 is the best on the market as l plan to team this up with its bigger brother that l have just now...it's really all down to personal preference mate... simples oor @Rob2k68 knows his stuff and l know he's been a long time Rupes fanboy....lol
     
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  16. Alan999

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    Very much appreciated the comments and advice,, cheers everyone... could be in market for a rupes then too...so, recommended supplier or is that a whole new can of worms
     
  17. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    In this case its the pads and polish that matter the most not the machine mate it's a matter of trial and error, but the Rupes keramik fine polish and a soft pad looks a odds on bet from our @Rob2k68
     
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  18. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member Team Panther VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    I was thinking what to do with my second week off next week and that reminded me of the flex I still have in it's box lol:icon thumright:
     
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  19. Alan999

    Alan999 Member

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    And speaking of Italian....Ducati, MV,...never ridden mv but many a duke
     
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  20. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Ah yes, of course :whistle2:
     
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  21. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    LoL no not cheap but built up over time , this bad boy completes the trio and will also make a good job of the B pillar trims but also is one of the only DA’s that’ll get in on the ‘R’ splitter and diffuser parts ....

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  22. jassyo06

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    Looked at these ya rich Barsteward....lol but too expensive....and the reviews where 50/50......on them....concerning the metal top half.....surprised Rupes have'nt brought out a newer improved version.....maybe soon and hopefully cheaper.....for the hobbyist as thats where the money is to be made.l done young matts front diffuser/splitter with the Shine mate rotary and it came up looking very nice indeed and that was just solid black plastic....not painted....which would have been easier to correct....same guff the high gloss black A pillars are made of
     
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  23. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Agreed mate they’re a pretty price to swallow, I got this lot at a pre order special price and they look to have gone up £200 or so since but I have to admit that it’s the one I use the most especially on the painted black bits .... F7CA3209-AC4D-4DFC-A9DF-E2C6EDC132FB.jpeg

    Feel your pain mate the moulded black like mirror caps and pillar trims can be hard to restore and swirls up very easily just by looking at them !
     
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  24. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    I can remember..ye getting this....and yer previous photo....as its yer awesome....Dayz of Thunder..S3 in the background lol...l am waiting on the Flex xfe 12-80 da...kit to be delivered....nice bit of kit....then l am going for the Flex treble.....ie the smaller 3 ich rotary next.....like you you've gone all itallian stallion...and av gone all.....Adolf.....lol
     
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  25. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member Team Panther VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    I had the ibrid nano, its a great little kit but you need to be seriously ocd to get the most out of it @Rob2k68 lol
    I sold it and bought a flex as I reckon the forced orbital action copes better with all the swage lines on the 8V
     
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  26. sixlargebeers

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    I had my gloss black pillars done with PPF when new - still unmarked almost 3 years later.
    Maybe worth thinking about getting that done after you've dealt with the swirls by machine ?
     
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  27. Alan999

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    scuse ignorance but whats PPF? thanks
     
  28. maxpayne

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    I’m guessing paint protection film.
     
  29. sixlargebeers

    sixlargebeers Active Member

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    Yep - sorry Alan - paint protection film. I had the front end and side sills of my S3 done and the installer suggested doing the pillars too - glad I agreed :chuncky:
    It's a very small area so I'd imagine wouldn't be a huge cost.
     
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