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How to Install Your Audi A5 Precut Pillar Trims

If you want to install pillar trims to your Audi A5, then you are at the right place. The installation process is fast and easy and you'll be done before you even know it. By choosing to go with our pillar trims, you will save a lot of money and get the best product possible for your vehicle. Keep reading to find out the best way to install our pillar trim!


Select Your Vehicle and Precut

To start your installation process, you need to first purchase a pillar trim. Go to and select the Auto tab and then select Pillar Trim. Next, you will select the Audi A5 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. Now, you will be able to choose what color you want for your vehicle.

There are many colors to choose from so you will get the color that best suits you. You will be able to see the color up close by clicking on it. Add tools to your purchase such as a Squeegee, application fluid and a Seal-It Pen as well as a lifetime warranty. After you are done, 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

After your Pillar Trim Kit arrives, you will want to open the contents of the package and organize your tools so you can access them with ease later on. Before you install the pillar trim, you will want to wipe down the pillar and the area outside with the Rapid Prep Cleaner and a towel. Make sure to clean thoroughly so no dirt remains. Spray Rapid Prep Cleaner again and wipe down to guarantee that it is clean.

If the pillars of your vehicle have a bunch of scratches, then you should apply a coating of 3m primer 94 to the surface of the pillars. Apply it evenly and then wait five minutes so it dries up.

How Not to Install

Do not get eager and install the entire liner right away. That is there to help keep the pillar trim nice and clean. Make sure your fingers do not come in come in contact with the adhesive side or you won't be able to perfectly align 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 scratched.

Use Masking Tape and Align Properly

You want to start off by placing small pieces (about 8) of masking tape near 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. Next, 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 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 will 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

If you followed the instructions exactly, then you have successfully installed the pillar trim. But if this method seems confusing, the good news is that there are other methods to install the pillar trims. Some of the other ways to install it include cutting the liner with a knife or a scissor instead of folding it. This method will help the film align closer with the pillar than the folding method. When cutting the liner, hold the film to the side, which will provide you with a better angle to remove the liner.

Another method that works great is to tape 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. Next, squeegee the bottom section on. Remove the tap from the top and remove the liner. Squeegee the top part starting from the middle and you are done.

A Job Well Done

As you can see, the installation process is fast and can be done under 15 minutes. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you will be capable of installing pillar trims to your Audi A5 without any help. Most of the tools needed are included and it comes at a price that can't be beat!

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