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HELP... pillar trim question

Discussion in 'Interior' started by boochamp, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Stox5225

    Stox5225 Junior Member

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    Still keeping an eye out. I’m in the home stretch for putting the interior back in, so I’ll be freeing up a lot of room in the garage shortly. Check local Craigslist and Offer Up ads for dude partying out trucks. That’s how I found the complete interior for my quad cab. Seats and all the trim pieces for $200 bucks.


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  2. Stox5225

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    Sorry man. No go on the driver side piece. Not sure why I would have chucked it and not the passenger side.


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  3. Okiespaniel

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    You could fix this if it was done carefully.

    Get yourself a small fiber glass repair kit. It have a piece of mat, epoxy gel, and hardner.

    Carefully sand the inside of of the pieces so you don't damage them more.

    Cut a piece of mat to fit about 6 inches length wise over the damage area. If the piece is broken length wise cut the piece fill the inside.
    You will have to clear off an area to lay the piece on for drying. Use blocks or other items to cradle and hold the pieces steady.
    Lastly, put down a piece of wax paper so your part doesn't adhere to the bench.

    Mix up some epoxy gel and coat the inside of the pieces. lay the mat into the gel and tamp it gently into place. You may want to wear gloves. Make sure you press out all the air bubbles. If you didn't have enough to cover the top of the matting, don't worry.

    Allow 24 hours to dry hard. At this time, lightly sand any exposed epoxy and then apply another coat of epoxy on top of the matting. Keep everything smooth so the finished part will pop into place. You need just enough epoxy to lightly cover the matting and blend into the previous epoxy. Lumps or tall bumps may impede the installation.. If need be you can sand the dried epoxy down.
     

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