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Old 25-08-2008   #1
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B pillar removal

Hi all,

I'm thinking of removing this from my car and just want to make sure that there is definately paint underneath before I rip it off

I've seen a thread about it on here already but just want to double check.

Also on the thread it says that only black Punto mk2's have got the plastic B pillar strips between the windows yet I've seen plenty of 3 doors of difrent colors with them and without them so I'm thinking it's more to do with the model (ELX, Sporting, etc...) than color???
I've got a black sporting and mine has.


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Re: B pillar removal

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Hi all,

I'm thinking of removing this from my car and just want to make sure that there is definately paint underneath before I rip it off

I've seen a thread about it on here already but just want to double check.

Also on the thread it says that only black Punto mk2's have got the plastic B pillar strips between the windows yet I've seen plenty of 3 doors of difrent colors with them and without them so I'm thinking it's more to do with the model (ELX, Sporting, etc...) than color???
I've got a black sporting and mine has.


I can vouch for you.. Under the plastic B-pillar trim is paint.

However, it may be slightly brighter than the rest of the car, as the rest of the car will have faded. It also leaves a messy sticky residue that's pretty hard to shift.
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Re: B pillar removal

Cheers.

I've smooth sided already so I guess it's the same process??


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Re: B pillar removal

So in between the two windows is this yh??? Is it the same process in removing the bump strips?? Does any1 have a pic wan2 see wat it looks like sounds like a plan tho!!
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Re: B pillar removal

yea the black bit of vinal.... best way to take if off heat it up with a hair dryer and just peel away slowly but keeping the heat on it all the time. if done right dosnt leave any glue behind!
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Re: B pillar removal

this is what mine looks like! i also CC the black window trim as well
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this is what mine looks like! i also CC the black window trim as well
did you cc your door handles your self???
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That looks nice im doin mine!! How easy is it to remove window trim thing??
just screws off. looks alot better and give the car a more flowing look
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did you cc your door handles your self???

yea i did them one warm sunny afternoon, not that we get many in yorkshire, left the on the car while i was doing them, also CC the wing mirrows, thinking about that i need to re do one were so fool in is corsa got way to close and hit it!
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Re: B pillar removal

Taken 1 of my plastics off the B panel.

The paint underneath was a really dull black
Got the t-cut out n got carried away on a patch that i thought was a dull patch n ended up takin too much paint off

Need respray the panel now

Apart from that it looks great


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Re: B pillar removal

To be honest, I once considered buying some for mine which did not originally have them.

I think it looks better, especially with tinted windows.
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Re: B pillar removal

personally id leave it on... i think you can buy them from Fiat for about 6 each if you ring them and ask... i didnt have them on my active sport but always considered buying some because it blends in with the window line better and give it a smoother look imo
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