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How to Install Your ACURA RLX Pillar Post Trim

Your Acura RLX needs a stunning new look and you can give it just that when you add some pillar post tints to it. Rvinylâ„¢ Pillar Trim Kit has made it easy to install it without having to go to a professional. The best part is that you'll save a lot of money since our prices are affordable. Follow our step by step instructions so you get the look you want as soon as possible.


Select Your Vehicle and Precut

Head over to, select the Auto tab and then choose the Pillar Trim tab. Now, select the Acura RLX which will take you to the next page. Here, you will choose the product options and a pop up should open where you can select what color and trim you want the pillar trims to be.

There are many colors and styles to choose for your ride so you'll get the one that best matches your vehicle. Make installation easier by adding 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 adding items to your cart, 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 kit arrives, you should set up your tools near you for easy access. Before you apply the pillar trim, clean the pillar of the Acura RLX and Spray Rapid Prep Cleaner and wipe down the pillar and the area outside with the Rapid Prep Cleaner and a towel. Clean any dirt, grease, and stains on the pillars of the vehicle. Spray the cleaner again and wipe down again to ensure it is clean.

If your vehicle has scratches or any scuffs, then you can get rid of them just like that. Apply a coating of 3m Primer 94 to the surface of the pillars and make sure to apply it evenly. Wait five minutes for it to dry up and then you can wipe it down.

How Not to Install

Before you begin your installation, remember to NOT remove the adhesive liner on the pillar trim because 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. Otherwise 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 as a result.

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

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 liner by grabbing the masking tape that is on the bottom. 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 isn't only one way to install pillar trims. Instead, there are numerous ways to install them and we have included some of them so you can find the one that works best for you. Start by cutting 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 installation method that works great for many people is to turn tape the top and the bottom of the film to the pillar. Next, add a piece of tape to the middle of the pillar trim. 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. After that, remove the top from the top and remove the liner. Lastly, squeegee the top part starting from the middle.

You Have Successfully Installed Pillar Trims

Nice job on installing your Acura RLX pillar tints and they look amazing. You won't need to use any heat because it has already been sealed earlier. Installation can always be this easy every time by choosing Rvinyl™. And it all comes at a price and convenience that you won't get from anyone else!

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