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How to Install Your ACURA TSX Pillar Post Trim

You can give your Acura TSX a new look by adding some pillar post tints. With Rvinyl™ Pillar Trim Kits, installation is super easy which saves you from a trip to the shop and seeking out help from a professional. That means that you'll save a of time and because our prices are a fraction of our competitors. Follow our step by step instructions so you get the look you want as soon as possible.


Select Your Vehicle and Precut

Once you are ready to start your installation, go to, select the Auto tab and then choose the Pillar Trim tab. Here you select the Acura TSX which will take you to the next page. Here, you will choose the product options and a pop up should open where you can choose what color and trim you want for the pillar trims.

No matter what color and style you like, we have many colors and styles to choose from so you'll get the one that best matches your needs. Installation can be made much 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. After you are done adding items to your cart, 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

After your kit arrives, you should set up your tools near you for easy access. Before you start to apply the pillar trim, clean the pillar of the Acura TSX and Spray Rapid Prep Cleaner and wipe down the pillar and the area outside with the Rapid Prep Cleaner and a towel. Make sure you clean away any dirt, grease, and stains on the pillars. After that, spray the cleaner again and wipe down again to make sure it is clean.

If your vehicle has a bunch of scratches on the pillar trims, then we have the perfect solution for you. You can get rid of those scratches easily by applying a coating of 3m Primer 94 to the surface of the pillars. Make sure to apply it evenly and wait five minutes for it to dry up.

How Not to Install

Before you start your installation, make sure 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. Or else you won't be able to perfectly align it since it may get damaged. When you are 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 the pillar trims. We have included other ways 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 makes 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 also works really well is to tape the top and the bottom of the film to the pillar. Next, you will 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

You have just finished installing your Acura TSX pillar tints and they look stunning. And you don't have to use any heat because the pillar trims have already been sealed. Installation is always this easy every when you decide to go with Rvinyl™. It is all at a price and convenience that you won't get anywhere else!

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