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Old 10-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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B-pillar scuffed after washing

I was doing some after-washing detailing yesterday on my SE Sport.

I noticed that the B-pillar on the rear passenger-side had a small scuff-mark on it. I used my chamois to remove it, and it just got worse. Now it looks terrible. I tried using Mother's Plastic Polish to remove it (after browsing some other forums) but it didn't remove the scuffs. The B-pillars are nice and shiny though!

Are the B-pillars tinted? Anyone else have experience removing similar scuffs? I don't want to make it worse, which the Mother's product did not.

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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take it to Ford, say you didn't notice it until you cleaned it
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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Polish will remove it if it's just in the clear. Presuming you don't have a random orbital, if not it may be a good reason to get one. Most B pillars (black/cleared) show scratches fairly easily. the trick is getting an aggressive enough polish, still waiting for my Ti to be delivered some in not sure how hard the clear is on these cars.

Just know that with a RA is damn near impossible to burn through paint. If your not the DIY type any detailer should be able to remove (again if not through the clear) in about five minutes.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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These pillars are horrible for showing scratches and swirls. The Ford dealer I work at will get brand new cars with literally 5 kilometers on the odometers, and the pillars are already full of swirls. It's really annoying.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #5
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We need a clear coat cover for those pillars, and for the painted handles.
Some aftermarket company should make a kit for them. They do have those 'kevlar' or wood kits.. We need a clear one!
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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Buffing will remove.
I am going to cover mine (after its first winter) with scratch resistant vinyl.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:08 PM   #7
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One product which will help if one has small swirls or fine marks on the black part of the B pillars and C pillars (hatch)
Meguairs Scratch X will work really well to remove fine marks and scratches.
I have been trying really hard NOT to handle the black B pillar to close the door.
Hard habit to break!!
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I was wondering if these black pillars can be treated like painted surfaces in terms of care/repair (e.g., wax, polish, etc.). From reading this thread it appears so (use of Scratch X, etc.). I have small scratches and am thinking of using Meguiars Gold Class Liquid wax on them.
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At work we lightly polish them (by hand usually) and that really helps to reduce the marks.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #10
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I'll one-up this. I had to scuff the pillars in order to install my wind deflectors. A couple of weeks later they broke and I had to remove them. Now I have matching 1"x.25" scuffs on all 4 b-pillar covers.

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