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How to Install Your Acura CL Precut Pillar Trims

Installing pillar trims has never been easier. With our Rvinyl™ Pillar Trim Kit, you will be able to install pillar trims with ease without having to spend hours to do so. Keep reading to find out the best way to install our pillar trim!


Select Your Vehicle and Precut

The first thing you want to do is head over to and select the Auto tab and then select Pillar Trim. Now, choose the Acura CL and it should take you to the next page where you can choose the precut trim kit. Click on product options and a pop up should appear. Here, you can choose what color you want for your vehicle.

We have a variety of colors to choose so you will get exactly what you want. You can see the color by clicking on it. You can add tools to your purchase such as a Squeegee, application fluid and a Seal-It Pen as well as a lifetime warranty. Once you are done, you can check out and the items will be shipped to you as soon as possible.

What You Need

  • Masking Tape
  • Squeegee With a Buffer
  • Rapid Prep Cleaner

Prep and Clean

Once you get your Pillar Trim Kit, you can open the bag and set it up by organizing your pieces so you can find them easily. Before you start applying the pillar trim, you need to wipe down the pillar and the area outside with the Rapid Prep Cleaner and a towel. Clean thoroughly so you wipe away any dirt and spray Rapid Prep Cleaner again and wipe down again to ensure it is clean.

If you pillars have a bunch of scratches or wear and tear, then you should apply a coating of 3m primer 94 to the surface of the pillars. Make sure to apply it evenly and after that, wait five minutes so it dries up.

How Not to Install

Do not remove the entire liner right away. It is there to help keep the pillar trim nice and clean. You don't want your fingers to come in contact with the adhesive side or you won't be able to perfectly align since it may get damaged. When using the squeegee, make sure to use the buffer side so the pillar trim doesn't get scratched.

Use Masking Tape and Align Properly

The first thing you want to do is place small pieces (about 8) of masking tape next to you so you can grab them easily when you need them. Now, grab the film and align in to pillar with the adhesive still on. Move your hand to the middle of the film and grab two pieces of masking tape and attach them to the bottom so that it stays in place. Make sure the film is properly aligned. Now, use two pieces of masking tape place them at the top, about one inch from the very top.

Fold Liner and Use Squeegee

After you do this, pull the film back by holding the masking tape and never touching the film itself and remove the adhesive tape one third of the way. Fold it and reapply the masking tape on the top. Use the squeegee and lock the top of the film in place. Remove the masking tape from the top by pulling it low, flat and away from the film.

Remove Liner and Seal the Edges

You can remove the entire liner off now. Grab the masking tape that is on the bottom and lift the film and then remove it slowly, making sure the film is perfectly aligned. Once you have reached the bottom, use the squeegee starting from the top and going to the bottom. Hold the squeegee on the bottom part of the film as you remove the tap. Lastly, make sure the edges are sealed by running your finger on the edges of the film.

Other Methods

You have successfully installed the pillar trim. Some of the other ways to install it include cutting the liner with a knife or a scissor instead of folding it. This method helps the film align closer with the pillar than the folding method. When cutting the liner, hold the film to the side, which will give you a better angle to remove the liner.

Another method includes taping the top and the bottom of the film to the pillar. Add a piece of tape to the middle. Now, remove the bottom tape and place it on the top. Remove the liner from the bottom towards the middle and cut it off. Now, squeegee the bottom section on. Remove the tap from the top and remove the liner. Squeegee the top part starting from the middle.

A Job Well Done

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