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Old 02-04-2008, 10:27 AM
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Painting the "D" Pillar

I have been searching around to see if anyone has painted the black plastic on the D pillar of the Trailblazer. If I have missed the thread and someone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. If not I would love to see a picture of it or if anyone is good with photoshop, just an idea of what it would look like. I was thinking about color matching the side mirrors and I got to thinking that the D pillar might look good painted as well. I don't know if it is even possible because of the type of plastic it is. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:37 AM
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I have been searching around to see if anyone has painted the black plastic on the D pillar of the Trailblazer. If I have missed the thread and someone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. If not I would love to see a picture of it or if anyone is good with photoshop, just an idea of what it would look like. I was thinking about color matching the side mirrors and I got to thinking that the D pillar might look good painted as well. I don't know if it is even possible because of the type of plastic it is. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know.
I know it is a pain in the arse to even try to paint it, unless you know a body shop. Boilermaker has his done, he has numbers on his name but I cant remember them. Have fun is all I gotta say.

And just for the funny of the inside joke: That is the C-Pillar, they go Pillar-1,A,B, & C. Lol... wow, sry, had to do it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:39 PM
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My apologizes....I saw a diagram that labeled it the D pillar. I guess I will have to leave the site forever in shame.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:17 PM
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I had the D pillars painted on my '02 LTZ. I had a body shop paint them for me. I think it was some where between $50-75.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:25 PM
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I had the D pillars painted on my '02 LTZ. I had a body shop paint them for me. I think it was some where between $50-75.
Do you have anymore pictures of the pillars. I saw that one that you have in your gallery. It looked pretty good from what I could see.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:33 PM
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I have a ton of pictures of it at home on my computer. I'm away for the week, but I'll post some up for you when I get back.
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I had the "D" pillars and 3rd brake light molding on both my '03 and current '05 Envoy's painted to match. It took me 4 body shops before I could find one that could paint them correctly.

The first 3 must have given the parts to the noob in the shop to do. Way too much dust and the color didn't even match Someone has to know how to prep and paint plastic correctly (it is not like metal, I am told) and use a good quality clear coat.
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I have a ton of pictures of it at home on my computer. I'm away for the week, but I'll post some up for you when I get back.
I would appreciate that.



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I had the "D" pillars and 3rd brake light molding on both my '03 and current '05 Envoy's painted to match. It took me 4 body shops before I could find one that could paint them correctly.

The first 3 must have given the parts to the noob in the shop to do. Way too much dust and the color didn't even match Someone has to know how to prep and paint plastic correctly (it is not like metal, I am told) and use a good quality clear coat.

I was just wondering if you could apply the same technique for color matching the side mirrors to the pillars. I don't know much about painting but I figured the type of plastic on the pillars would be more difficult to paint than the mirrors.
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My apologizes....I saw a diagram that labeled it the D pillar. I guess I will have to leave the site forever in shame.
Haha, it is a D-pillar. My b/f makes fun of me cause I called it a C-pillar. Hence why I had to say that, hehe. I couldn't think of what to call the A-pillar when he asked me so I called it Pillar-1. Lol, it was just funny.

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I was just wondering if you could apply the same technique for color matching the side mirrors to the pillars. I don't know much about painting but I figured the type of plastic on the pillars would be more difficult to paint than the mirrors.
Hahahaha, do NOT do them like you do the mirrors. I have painted mine three times so far. I'm bout to just give up. This is the most aggravating mod I have done to date, and I have a few under my belt.
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D-pillars painted to match



My mirrors are painted to match also. I recommend that you sand them smooth first.
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