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Post by AntC » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:35 pm

02Anders wrote:
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AntC wrote:
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My SE5 has a pair of perfect ones, trouble is they shouldn't be there!
Should you want to get rid of them, I might just know someone who would be more than happy to have them... :wink:
I think I know who that might be too Anders! My problem is what am I going to find underneath them? Glue, certainly but any paint? I shall investigate on Thursday and come back to you.


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Post by Oaksey » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:52 pm

Although IIRC the B pillars are different dimensions between 5 and 6 Series cars :)


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Post by 02Anders » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:22 pm

Oaksey wrote:
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Although IIRC the B pillars are different dimensions between 5 and 6 Series cars :)
Ah... well, it would probably be worthwhile to be sure of this before Ant starts peeling them off his 5.
But Ant, if they do indeed fit either, then I would be most grateful if your nice vinyl covers were to end up on my 6. Obviously, you first want to make sure that your B-pillars don't look awful underneath...


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Post by AntC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:10 pm

I will take some photos tomorrow and also some dimensions which we can compare with a 6a, but I think Oaksey might be correct.


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Post by 02Anders » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:12 pm

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I will take some photos tomorrow and also some dimensions which we can compare with a 6a, but I think Oaksey might be correct.
Appreciate it Ant... :wink:


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Post by AntC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:58 pm

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Post by AntC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:05 pm

The flat part of the B post is roughly 73 up to 80mm wide and it disappears under the door seal and the window seal. The door seal would be easy to remove to peel back the vinyl, but I am unsure how far under the window seal the vinyl goes.

There is a slight bubbling of the vinyl, visible in one of the photos, and when I gently pushed against the bubble, the vinyl sounded dry and crackly!

I think I shall leave well alone! Sorry not to be any more help.


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Post by AntC » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:06 pm

Thought the photos and text would be on the same message!


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Post by 02Anders » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:54 pm

Ant, thx for the pics and measurements.
You should definitely leave them in place. Not just because you risk messing up your SE5 if the B-pillar doesn't look good underneath, but also because @Oaksey was right in his post above. The measurements aren't the same from your 5 to my 6. I've got the flat part of the vinyl measuring approx. 85mm at the base and 80mm at the top. So it wouldn't have worked anyway. Thx for your efforts though... :wink:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 am

02Anders wrote:
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Yes I painted mine, just give them s good clean and wipe down with thinners before painting
Good to know. How long since you painted them, and has it held up alright?
About 8 months ago and no reaction at all, just need to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned


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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am

NTDWM but Frost have an offer on at the moment for stuff that turns plastic back to black.
Never used it so can't pass an opinion.
https://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-matte- ... 15089.html


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Post by 02Anders » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Thx Gents! :D

@Philip, that Eastwood product looks pretty neat. Might give it a try...


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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:31 pm

If you do try it, please tell us what it is like.
By the way, Frost's shop is in Rochdale, home of your Olymic! :D


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Post by 02Anders » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:23 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:31 pm
If you do try it, please tell us what it is like.
By the way, Frost's shop is in Rochdale, home of your Olymic! :D
Will do...
As soon as my Olympic is back on the road (in approx. 18 years from now!), I'll make sure to drive there in the Olympic to pick up that Eastwood product from Frost's. :roll: :wink:


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