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Old 21st September 2015, 18:17   #1
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Default DIY - Blackening the B & C Pillars

I was always a fan of black B-pillar. Loved the way Swift looked with its black A and B pillars. Since Grand i10 has a longish A pillar, blackening it on my car would make the car look ugly. With that idea out of the window I set out to blacken B-pillar. I looked at a few inspirations off the Internet, got a few ideas, checked out a few cars which already have black B-pillars. That is when I stumbled on to a picture of Hyundai Grand i10 X. Which is in Indonesian market. It has black B and C pillars and was looking rather handsome.
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I wanted my car to have a similar appeal to that of Elite i20 and its ilk.

I started out gathering materials. Things needed are:
1. Matte Vinyl Sheet (4 feet X 1 feet)
2. Cutter
3. Adhesive tape
4. Old newspapers
5. Ruler
6. Pencil

Next step is to take measurements and cut the newspapers to those sizes.

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C-Pillar
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B_Pillar

After this, the vinyl sheets need to be cut keeping the marked newspapers as base.
Mirror the same for the B and C pillars of the other side.

Vinyl for B-pillar is pasted and cut accordingly.
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After pasting B-Pillar

Following the same for C-pillars.

After all the hard word. Here's the car, looking handsome as ever.
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Cost:
Vinyl sheet from Ebay=₹199.
Cutter= ₹15
Adhesive tape= ₹20
Total = ₹234

Time spent: Approximately 3 hours.

Ending up with a better looking car, Priceless!
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Excellent DIY bro.

Now all you need are some matte black alloys to complete the profile of car.
The Indonesian car also has side beading in black that breaks the monotony. You can try that too.

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Ending up with a better looking car, Priceless!
I have seen people visit 3M for wraps and CF wrap to get the same look on their cars but by spend much more. You have given the car a clay look at a very cheap price. Excellent DIY.

With the blackened pillars the car gets a "floating roof" look. Best seem on Swift.

Great efforts buddy. Get some good alloys to elevate the appeal and stance further.
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Excellent DIY bro.

Now all you need are some matte black alloys to complete the profile of car.
The Indonesian car also has side beading in black that breaks the monotony. You can try that too.

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Thanks Mate. Stacking up cash for those things.

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I have seen people visit 3M for wraps and CF wrap to get the same look on their cars but by spend much more. You have given the car a clay look at a very cheap price. Excellent DIY.

With the blackened pillars the car gets a "floating roof" look. Best seem on Swift.

Great efforts buddy. Get some good alloys to elevate the appeal and stance further.
Sure My dad didn't quite like the idea of black C-pillar. Now he is liking is better that just a black B-pillar. Will get some sweet set of black alloys with red stripe. That's what I have in my mind

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Nice work there . I wanted to do something similar. I've done a quick PS job to show what I had in mind for my car. Haven't really found the time to do it yet.

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Nice work there . I wanted to do something similar. I've done a quick PS job to show what I had in mind for my car. Haven't really found the time to do it yet.

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Thanks mate That's some good Photoshop right there This looks great. Wheels complete the look.
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Wow the car looks good. Maybe you should cover the top portion of the doors as well in wrap so only the roof appears as in white color.
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Wow the car looks good. Maybe you should cover the top portion of the doors as well in wrap so only the roof appears as in white color.
That was the initial idea until I saw black B and C pillars on Grand i10 X. I somehow liked the way it looked.
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