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Thinking of painting the b & c pillars on my white wagon, anyone who has done this, what shade of black did you use, gloss, semi-gloss or trim black?
 

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I used SEM 15233 Gloss Black
 

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I sure like a trim / bumper paint in the spray bomb, it just gives such a nice simi-gloss even finish. Its like $6-7 a can but looks so nice. I think flat paint looks to flat and gloss looks to glossy for trim. I guess gloss would look ok if your tring to match the shine of the dark tinted windows.

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i went to local sign guy and got gloss black vynol cost $20.00 and later if i want i can take it off
 

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I sure like a trim / bumper paint in the spray bomb, it just gives such a nice simi-gloss even finish. Its like $6-7 a can but looks so nice. I think flat paint looks to flat and gloss looks to glossy for trim. I guess gloss would look ok if your tring to match the shine of the dark tinted windows.

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I thought about using trim black, i plan on having the widows tinted, but just a light tint, we are not allowed to tint the drivers window, i really don't like a big contrast between the windows. Getting ready to paint the mirrors, i have some base coat gm black i am going to use, thought as long as i had it mixed up, would be a good time to paint the pillars. My fear was that it was going to be to glossy.
 

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Base coat gives off a pretty nice simi gloss apearance, however i question its durability without a clear coat on it, never had base coat out in the sun by itself, my guess is it'll turn chalky pretty fast. U could grab a lil flattner for some clear and do it that way. I'd do a spray out (test pannel) and expieriment with how much flattner you like in the clear.
 

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I went with a glossy black vynil.
If I were painting I'd also go gloss or clearcoat.
The whole point of painting the pillars is to reduce the out-of-place vertical elements on such beautifully horizontal, long-line cars.
My windows aren't even tinted and the blacked out pillars instantly made the car look better.


Why gloss? Wax it with the rest of the car and windows. I can also Bead-x the whole car between waxes.

Imagine how much of a pain in the ass it would be if the pillars were a matte finish.

Or you could go chrome and be ghetto fabulous, LOL!
 
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