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How to Install Your Audi A4 Pillar Post Trim

The Audi A4 is a one of a kind vehicle and it deserves a proper pillar trims to it. Give it the upgrade it has been asking for. We will help make installation a cake walk when you choose to go with Rvinyl™ Pillar Trim Kits. You don’t have to go the shop or seek out a professional. Save yourself a trip to the professional. Save yourself a lot of time and money by getting a high quality product that will last for years. Follow our step by step instructions and get the look you want as soon as possible.


Select Your Vehicle and Precut

When you decide on starting your installation, head over to The first thing you want to do is choose the Auto tab and then select the Pillar Trim tab. Next, you will select the Audi A4 which will take you to the next page. After this, you will click on the product options and a pop up should open where you will be able to choose what color and trim you want your pillar trims to be.

There are various colors and styles to choose from and one of them is going to look incredible on your vehicle. Make your installation process even easier by adding tools such as a Squeegee, application fluid and a Seal-It Pen to your cart. We also offer a lifetime warranty that you can also add on to your purchase. Once you have finished adding items, you can check out and the items will be shipped to you in a timely manner.

What You Need

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

Prep and Clean

You should start your installation by setting up your tools near you for easy access. Before you apply the pillar trim, make sure to clean the pillar of the Audi A4 and spray Rapid Prep Cleaner. Wipe down the pillar and the area outside with the Rapid Prep Cleaner and a towel. Next, you will need to clean away any dirt, grease, and stains on the pillars. You will want to spray the cleaner again and wipe down again to make sure it is as clean as possible.

We have made it easy to get rid of scratches on the pillar of your vehicle. Apply a coating of 3m Primer 94 to the surface of the pillars. Make sure you apply it evenly and wait five minutes for it to dry up. And just like that, you will be easily able to remove the scratches.

How Not to Install

Before you begin your pillar trim installation, do not remove the adhesive liner on the pillar trim. It is there to help keep the pillar trim nice and clean and you do not 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 it since it may get damaged. When you are using the squeegee, make sure you use the buffer side so the pillar trim doesn't get damaged in the process.

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 are a lot of ways to properly install pillar trims on your vehicle and we have included some of these methods so you can find one that suits you best. Start off by cutting the liner with a knife or a scissor instead of folding it in the beginning. This method will help you align the film closer with the pillar than the folding method. When you are cutting the liner, hold the film to the side, which will give you a better angle to remove the liner.

Another installation method that many people love is to 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, you will squeegee the bottom section on. After you do that, remove the top from the top and remove the liner. Lastly, squeegee the top part starting from the middle and you have successfully installed your pillar trims.

You Have Successfully Installed Pillar Trims

You have succeeded on installing your Audi A4 pillar tints and the end result looks great. You don't need to use any heat because the pillar trims have been sealed already. When you choose Rvinyl™, installation is super-fast and easy whether this is your first or 38th installation. You won't be getting an installation this easy anywhere else!

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