Scratches on B pillar plastic

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old man
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Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by old man » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:13 pm

After less that 5 months of ownership, I notice that the interior plastic covering on the B pillar is getting scratched by me when getting in and out of the car. My last car suffered from the same thing and I did nothing about it.

It's likely I'll keep this car for a decent period ( if my wife has any say in the matter ;) ) so I'd like to try and prevent further damage.
I've had some clear helicopter tape hanging around in my cave for a long time, so I thought maybe I'd cover the section that gets scratched with that, that was until I saw how it has to be applied.
So I've currently covered the area with some black duct tape, which doesn't look as outrageous as I thought it might, but I'd rather use something that is a better colour match.

I see there's clear duct tape available, which will be better than black I think.


So, I have 2 questions; Will duct tape damage the plastic and will it leave a residue after it's removed in the fullness of time ?

Can anyone think of a better solution for prevention of these scratches ??


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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by Pink72 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm

Why not use some paint protection film. Have a google online. Following the install process is quite easy.
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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by Zach » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Pink72 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Why not use some paint protection film. Have a google online. Following the install process is quite easy.
You'll want to prepare the surface, so give it a light polish to remove most of the scratches.
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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by old man » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:34 pm

Thanks for the replies guys.
I spoke to a company today who do body wrapping and they told me that the film they use will not adhere to the plastic inside a car because the plastic contains silicones. This is borne out by the fact that the duct tape I stuck on yesterday is already peeling off.

So it's back to the drawing board I'm afraid. I'm going to purchase some clear Gorilla tape and give that a try. If that doesn't work I'll just have put up with the scratching unless I have an epiphany ;)


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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by Kenny R » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 pm

old man wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:13 pm
After less that 5 months of ownership, I notice that the interior plastic covering on the B pillar is getting scratched by me when getting in and out of the car. My last car suffered from the same thing and I did nothing about it.

It's likely I'll keep this car for a decent period ( if my wife has any say in the matter ;) ) so I'd like to try and prevent further damage.

Can anyone think of a better solution for prevention of these scratches ??
What is it that’s causing the scratches? Would it not be preventing the cause at source, and remove the cause.
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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by DrMatt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:43 pm

Kenny R wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:26 pm
old man wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:13 pm
After less that 5 months of ownership, I notice that the interior plastic covering on the B pillar is getting scratched by me when getting in and out of the car. My last car suffered from the same thing and I did nothing about it.

It's likely I'll keep this car for a decent period ( if my wife has any say in the matter ;) ) so I'd like to try and prevent further damage.

Can anyone think of a better solution for prevention of these scratches ??
What is it that’s causing the scratches? Would it not be preventing the cause at source, and remove the cause.
I have just looked at mine and I can’t for the life of me imagine a scenarion where I might scratch the plastic on the B pillar getting in and out...not being difficult but what on earth are you wearing that is causing that much friction?
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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by old man » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 pm

Myself, my wife and my mistress are well into sado masochism, and both of them insist that I wear my studded leather and chains when going out in the car for a ride :twisted:

Ona more serious note, I have no idea what is causing the scratches. For the most part since buying the car I've worn shorts and t-shirt, but I can't see anything on my clothing that would be the cause.

To be fair, it's annoying but not serious, and having spotted that it's happening it's become a challenge to try and stop it.


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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by DrMatt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:34 pm

old man wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Myself, my wife and my mistress are well into sado masochism, and both of them insist that I wear my studded leather and chains when going out in the car for a ride :twisted:

Ona more serious note, I have no idea what is causing the scratches. For the most part since buying the car I've worn shorts and t-shirt, but I can't see anything on my clothing that would be the cause.

To be fair, it's annoying but not serious, and having spotted that it's happening it's become a challenge to try and stop it.
That is annoying. Crikey, I am fully togged up at the minute with walking boots, gortex jacket, gloves, hat and loads of base layers. If you are wearing shorts and a t-shirt then I am not gonna argue with anything you have to say :)
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Re: Scratches on B pillar plastic

Post by old man » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 pm

That is annoying. Crikey, I am fully togged up at the minute with walking boots, gortex jacket, gloves, hat and loads of base layers. If you are wearing shorts and a t-shirt then I am not gonna argue with anything you have to say
Serves you right for living up there ;) This is Gods country down here and it's been a balmy 11 degrees today :D .
To be fair, I've had warmer clothing on for a while now - I'm too bloody old to be brave or stupid !!


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