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Curious if anyone has tried to ceramic coat the interior b-pillar or something else to protect it from scratches from ingress and egress. A concern of applying a coating would be perhaps making the b-pillar too shiny and out of place of the rest of the vehicle.

Thought from anyone with experience using anything to protect the b-pillar would be nice!

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My Ceramic Pro installer likes to remind me that the coating’s biggest enemy is abrasion. So if that’s true it may wear off pretty quickly if you get in/out of your car the same way that I do. :)
 

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Give it some time, I am certain someone will come up with a B- Pillar protective cover. If someone brought a seat bolster protector to market, this can't be far off.
 

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Why not PPF?
 
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Does PPF look good on plastics? I was under the impression you dont PPF the outside black plastic parts. I am getting a full front done in PPF, but I plan on doing a DIY ceramic clear coat application.
 

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I would think that you would not normally PPF a plastic part like a bumper. I don't have my Taycan yet so I am not familiar with the composition of the inside of the b-pillar. I was just thinking that if you wanted something that was not shiny that covering it with stealth film might fit the bill. The other option might be to just order a new trim piece and then when you are ready to sell swap it in.....
 

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Matte PPF is a good idea although my installer says it won't adhere to plastic. (I'm having him wrap my aluminum sills) Ordering a new piece is probably the best bet when it gets beat up unless there is some protector available similar to the carbon bucket protectors in GT/RS cars.
 
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Matte PPF is a good idea although my installer says it won't adhere to plastic. (I'm having him wrap my aluminum sills) Ordering a new piece is probably the best bet when it gets beat up unless there is some protector available similar to the carbon bucket protectors in GT/RS cars.
Thanks for your reply. I am likely going to try a DIY ceramic coating on the lower half of the interior b-pillar in ceramic as well for 'some' protection. Perhaps I'll post in a couple months when I get the car, still just planning right now while I am waiting on delivery.
 

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Come to think of it, I use a clear adhesive tape at the track - TRAKKTAPE. I am going to see how it looks. If satisfactory, I will load an image. My car has 65 miles on it and the B pillar is already scratched.
 

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That is probably because the scratching starts at the factory, continues with the transport and at the dealer before you even get your ”new” car. Maybe we need a NASA developed material that will withstand scratching from cosmic dust …:confused:
 
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Come to think of it, I use a clear adhesive tape at the track - TRAKKTAPE. I am going to see how it looks. If satisfactory, I will load an image. My car has 65 miles on it and the B pillar is already scratched.
Any luck?
 

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Any luck?
Just did it about 15 minutes ago, no joy. The tape would not adhere to the pillar. Next, I am going to try clear packing tape.
 

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My plan for the b-pillar is twofold:

1. Keep it lubricated with protectant (I use 303)
2. Buy replacements to keep on ice.
 
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