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Hi gloss black door pillars scracthes ?

 
Old 03-28-2019, 11:00 AM
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My 18 KR door pillars look like someone sanded them .. they seem to be hi gloss plastic,, I tried wax didnít seem to do much
is this just the nature of the beast ?
i see the stainless or chrome covers but not sure that would look too good
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:01 AM
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you look at those wrong and they scratch, nature of the beast
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Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
you look at those wrong and they scratch, nature of the beast
yea I just noticed my wifeís is the same on her Escape...wonder if those chrome or stainless covers would look too.... umm not sure the right word Iím looking for...ĒtackyĒ
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:58 AM
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They can be swapped out pretty easily for the no gloss pillars. I just did mine the opposite way and put the gloss ones on my truck. Just pull the window weather stripping away from the door and unscrew them.

I kept the non gloss pillars since I'll probably switch back to them once these get too scratched up, I thought I'd like the gloss pillars more since they look more "premium" but the scratches make it not worth it.
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Someone was selling a wrap pre-cut for them. I cant remember who or were but maybe they will see the post.
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Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
you look at those wrong and they scratch, nature of the beast
My truck came with the dull black pillars and I decided to get some piano black precut stick on covers and they looked great...........for about a year then the combination of sun bleaching and being scratched by all the road debris/sand inherent with driving they now look like crap.

I guess if there's any good to come out of it, the oem dull will still look brand new when I peel the others off lol.
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I rubbed mine by hand with rubbing compound last weekend. It HELPED, but I can still see some scratches. I got them pretty good, and then ceramic coated over them. hopefully that helps them hold up a bit longer.
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I rubbed mine by hand with rubbing compound last weekend. It HELPED, but I can still see some scratches. I got them pretty good, and then ceramic coated over them. hopefully that helps them hold up a bit longer.
how do you ceramic coat ???
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I took care of mine, before they became an eyesore. Used some vinyl wrap in black non shiny carbon fiber. Very easy to do. Could also use matte black. Chrome or stainless just seems wrong to me.

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^^ I did the same thing ^^

Wrap from Amazon was cheap, easy to use and wears quite well actually. Three + years and still looks good.
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