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Stlb5 
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Posted: March 08, 2005 at 1:02 PM / IP Logged  
I fiberglassed my gauge pod to my a-pillar and tried covering it with some OEM material.  The pod obviously sticks out a bit and the material doesn't have much if any give to it so I've ended up with some wrinkles and I can seem to get the splice on the back side to look decent.  I've covered and recovered about 5 time now.  Does anyone have a good DIY on this or a link?  I could look into a local shop, but like most of you here, I'm a die hard DIY'er.
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what is the material? try heating it up with a hair dryer to get it to streeeeeeeetch.
All Bleeding stops.....eventually!
Stlb5 
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hmm, hadn't thought of that.  It's basically headliner material with a 1/8" foam backing.
justtegit 
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that foam backing is going to impede you from stretchng it...
slociv 
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Do you have pics of it? It would make it easier for us to help you.
-SloCiv
Stlb5 
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need help covering a-pillar -- posted image.

here it is.  The seam is on the back side.

vinje76 
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I think you mean this

[IMG]http://www.jb-fiberglass.com/a%20pillar/full%20a%20pillar.JPG[/IMG]

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danieljaluise 
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That looks pretty nice. A lot better than the time my friend just taped a gauge pod to the pillar.
That head liner stuff is hard to get perfect. I installed a couple new headliners before, and there are always some small imperfections due to the glue soaking into the fabric and foam unevenly.
Are you using any kind of adhesive, or is that stuff just pulled tight over the pillar?      
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Yeah heating it up usually works. Have you tried any other fabrics?
-SloCiv
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