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How to Install Your ACURA CSX Pillar Post Trim

Installing pillar trims for your Acura CSX is easy when you choose our Rvinyl™ Pillar Trim Kit. Save a lot of time and money all without the need of a professional. Find out how to install in by reading out step by step instructions.


Select Your Vehicle and Precut

Head over to and choose the Auto tab and then select Pillar Trim tab. Now, choose the Acura CSX which will take you to the next page. Here, you will select product options and a pop up should open. You can choose what color and trim you want for your vehicle.

We have tons of colors to choose from and you can see the colors by clicking on them. You can add tools such as a Squeegee, application fluid and a Seal-It Pen to make the installation process easier. We also offer a lifetime warranty for the precut trim. 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 your pillar trim kit arrives, organize your tools and materials for easy access. Before you start applying the pillar trim, you need to clean the pillar of the CSX. Wipe down the pillar and the area outside with the Rapid Prep Cleaner and a towel. Make sure to 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 has some wear and tear or some scratches, then apply a coating of 3m Primer 94 to the surface of the pillars. Apply it evenly and wait five minutes so it dries up.

How Not to Install

For the best possible result, do not remove the liner. It is there to help keep the pillar trim nice and clean. You don't want to ruin the adhesive by letting your fingers 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

Start off by placing 8 small pieces of masking tape next to you so you can grab them easily when you need them. Next, 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. Use two pieces of masking tape and place them at the top, about one inch from the very top.

Fold Liner and Use Squeegee

Once this is done, you can pull the film back by holding the masking tape and never touching the film itself. 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

Now you can remove the entire liner off. Grab the masking tape that is on the bottom and lift the film and remove it slowly. Make sure the film is perfectly aligned when you do this. 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. Make sure the edges are sealed by running your finger on the edges of the film.

Other Methods to Install Pillar Trims

There is no one right way to install pillar trims. That is why we included other ways to install them that might work better for certain people. You can cut the liner with a knife or a scissor instead of folding it in the beginning. 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 you can try 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.

You Have Successfully Installed Pillar Trims

Your vehicle looks great with those new pillar trims. Who knew installation would be this easy? We did and that us why we made the installation kit easy to use so that anybody can do it. Now you can drive around and show off your hard work.

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