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Jas16   
Sat Jan 04 2020, 10:29pm
Joined: Feb 07 2017
Member No: #2994
Location: West London
thank you all for your help on the guides
FraserG   
Sun Jan 05 2020, 08:15pm
Joined: Jan 05 2015
Member No: #2011
Location: Auckland
Why do these trims always look so filthy? By the look of it they are also very difficult to clean and mine seem baggy from memory. Must have a closer look but it will only annoy me!
Hattershaun   
Sun Jan 05 2020, 08:27pm
Joined: Dec 19 2010
Member No: #320
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
FraserG wrote ...

Why do these trims always look so filthy? By the look of it they are also very difficult to clean and mine seem baggy from memory. Must have a closer look but it will only annoy me!



I think they get dirty if the car has been driven with the side window open, dirty air constantly hitting them. Also, where the front seat passengers have smoked cigarettes (often with the window open), the trims get dirty.
tj67   
Sat Feb 15 2020, 03:59pm
Joined: Oct 31 2019
Member No: #4123
Location: Lincolnshire
I've ordered fabric today enough to cover B pillers .
Removing covers tomorrow ready for trip to have professionally covered.
Great info
Cisco   
Sun Aug 14 2022, 09:55pm
Joined: Sep 10 2013
Member No: #1429
Location: Glasgow
Hey Guys,

I replaced my B and C pillar linings today using the Woolies 285 cream fabric recommended by David. The match is almost perfect and makes a huge difference to the ambience of the car!

I guess not many folks will do this job now but if you are going to do the C pillars on a car with the lounge pack fitted then be aware that you will have to remove/loosen the rear seats to access the 10mm bolts which locate the lower panel and airbag assembly. This is no small job

Also, generaly, you may find the old foam difficult to remove from the old plastics. Soak them in Petrol for 10 minutes and the glue/foam will just peel off!

Best regards,

Frank
Candide   
Fri Oct 14 2022, 02:28pm
Joined: Feb 27 2019
Member No: #3844
Location: Scotland
David Hallworth wrote ...

Lektorit wrote ...

I have been looking too, and found this: - Click Here -

I have not yet been in contact with seller.


I reached out to Woolies yesterday. They were incredibly helpful and sent me a sample in the post. It arrived this morning and I'm pleased to confirm that it is pretty much an exact match!

Here it is held up to the C6 D pillar and headlining.








Regarding that panel in the lower pic, the one next to the rear 'screen, is that difficult to remove? I'm trying to source and fix a leak! Thanks.
RichardKC6   
Tue Jun 18 2024, 08:39am
Joined: Feb 11 2010
Member No: #49
Location: Derbyshire
Ah, this is brilliant! I'm not worried about a bit of dirt on my tired old car, but the B-pillars are challenging me for 'who has gone the most bald' and it's easier to retrim those than my head.

I wonder if I can make the seatbelt retract with a little more vigour at the same time.
C6Dave   
Tue Jun 18 2024, 11:51am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
RichardKC6 wrote ...


I wonder if I can make the seatbelt retract with a little more vigour at the same time.

There is a thread on it: - Click Here -

Basically Pull them all the way out, clip them in the open position and give them a good clean with something like 'Elbow Grease' (available almost anywhere in the UK, B&M sell the large size) which I found very good on old car interiors

Bowl of water to give a good rinse afterwards.

It's grease from hands etc. that builds up on the belts.
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