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ianh
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Aug 2013 :  19:48:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi, does anyone know of a suitable replacement for the plastic trim covering the B Pillar.
My trim is broken in several places and covered in overspray so it has to go.
Thanks in advance.
Ian

Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Aug 2013 :  21:55:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Do you mean the door pillar? I used spare headlining material to cover it.

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ianh
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United Kingdom
241 Posts

Posted - 28 Aug 2013 :  22:13:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Woody, yes the door pillar. Your method seems the best way to go, it looks good too.
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john-saab
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United Kingdom
2675 Posts

Posted - 29 Aug 2013 :  08:20:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great timing..the trim fell to bits on my latest project car and i was scratching my head what to do next.

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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Derek
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United Kingdom
1872 Posts

Posted - 29 Aug 2013 :  13:55:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I bought a bit of vinyl from Martrim at Beaulieu (2 weeks time) fitted with double sided tape. Not perfect but quite a good pattern match. Colour is a bit pale. I think I have enough left for another car, if I can find it. Guess that means that someone not to far away will be in touch.......

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ianh
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Aug 2013 :  14:22:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I knew I couldn't be the only having trouble with broken trim. Derek, your vinyl looks excellent, but how did you get on further up the pillar where it bends slightly? I think I will try the Woody method first. I think headlining is a little thinner and more stretchable than vinyl.
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Aug 2013 :  15:02:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
This vinyl is very thin with virtually no backing. Basically you have to cut it to shape as it curves. With the tape on the B post and the vinyl a bit oversize you cut round the edge with the sharpest modelling knife/scalpel that you find. The sharper it is the less likely it is you'll cut into the paint too much even if that sounds illogical. I didn't make too many mistakes and didn't have to redo either of them. A short steel rule help keep the edges straight. How it's surviving I don't know, maybe Saabo-John out in Oz can give us an update. The whole car spent several weeks in a container in Singapore at temps touching 50 so that's one test it's had!

http://www.martrim.co.uk/catalogue/vinyl-1.4m.html

Edited by - Derek on 29 Aug 2013 15:04:42
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Derek
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United Kingdom
1872 Posts

Posted - 09 Aug 2018 :  12:35:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Update - Half a metre is more than enough.

https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming-supplies/off-white.php
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