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Old 08-17-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Fabric coming off rear pillar...need help

While I was driving with the windows down, I noticed the fabric flapping in the wind. Does anyone know of a good way to fix this?
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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put some cement on it..itll hold pretty well
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Old 08-18-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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How does that piece come out?
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:48 PM   #4
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ANyone???? i am having the same problem with my car and need intructions of removal
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:11 AM   #5
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Me too. Its been bothering me for weeks. Can anyone recommend something?
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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guy at a shop that does that stuff told me 400 because the whole thing has t be redone in order for it to match, and we all know our headliners arent a piece of tin
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:26 PM   #7
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You can replace that pillar for about $30.
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Old 06-26-2006, 01:19 PM   #8
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try some clear 3m tape spray on it , but do'n spray too much it will wet the fabric and will leaved the clue on it. just spray a lillte of it ,and firmly press on it. goooooood luck.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:39 PM   #9
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i have the same problem. how do i remove it cuz i dont want to mess up my rear window and liner with excess glue
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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I have the same problem.

Anyone have a DIY on fixing it?
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:58 PM   #11
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appears im not the only one with this problem, except mine was on the A pillars and the previous owner TRIED to glue them (used too much and it leaked through - came loose again anyway)

anyone take it to a dealer and ask them about it?
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:04 PM   #12
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Subscribed!! Samee problem on the rear for me, only its on both rear pillars lol
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:03 AM   #13
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i tried using the 3m 77 spray last night, it works with a light coat, but it isnt sitting flush.

Needs to be taken off in order to make it sit flush.

Anyone have a DIY on taking both front A-pillars and rear C-pillars off?
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #14
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in for removal of A/B/C pillars. A/C are peeling and B is dirty as hell
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:23 PM   #15
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A pillars - use a flathead screw driver and remove the thin strip cover. Behind the cover are torx screws. Remove the torx screws and pull the pillar perpendicular to the mount. Once its off, pull it off from the dash as it is attached to it.

B pillars - remove both front and rear door trims. Remove the bottom piece of the pillar by prying. Its held on by 2 clips on the top. Once off, unscrew the top of the b pillar. The screws are located on the bottom. Unscrew the seat belt from the chair if you have a sedan. Pull off the trim and remove the seatbelt buckle

C pillars - remove the trim on the bottom of the rear door. Remove the map lights by prying the edges. Take a flat head screw drive and pry from the top. This piece is held on by 2 clips.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:16 PM   #16
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Pillar removal

Search DELMARCO and then visit his homepage. He's got REALLY helpful, in-depth videos posted. Browse through them and you should be able to find what you need and then some
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:40 PM   #17
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i wantyed to wrap them with suade
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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All of mine are peeling.. I have the super 77 ready to go. It looks like I need to borrow some torx bits from work.

The B pillars are different though, there is some thicker fabric underneath the main stuff. also, the fabric is work thin from the seatbelts rubbing against it, so I have have to replace that fabric. which means I may want to replace all of it so it matches.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #19
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3m-90 does the trick.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:50 PM   #20
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I have been driving around like this for six months:



I just fixed it in 5 minutes.. I just have to wait for the glue to dry and pop it back in tomorrow.


I will try to remember taking pictures of me putting it back in tomorrow so you guys can see how it attaches..
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