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Has anybody used those pillar covers they sell on eBay? I know they just stick on over the original covers, but do they stick out much? Hate to buy them & put them on & not like the looks of them. Linda
 

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I bought a set from Amazon or Ebay but havent had the time to install....wont do it till spring now. Check YouTube on refinishing the originals...with a compound/polish you can get 90% of the scratches out and save yourself the trouble/cost of replacing
 

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Finally installed...look original. Also ceramic coated before install. Amazing diff.
 

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Those look good. Did you cover them or buff them out? Because my stick-on eBay jobs already suck…scratched and looking ugly. I’m gonna take them off and try the finish restore…(sand, compound, polish)
 

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11/1/21 Trouble and cost was about 10 minutes and $25. Now the pillars look brand new again.

9/12/21 Those look good. Did you cover them or buff them out? Because my stick-on eBay jobs already suck…scratched and looking ugly. I’m gonna take them off and try the finish restore…(sand, compound, polish)
Take most comments/reviews with a grain of salt because most things look great when new.
Example are automotive trim restorers that look good when first applied. NFL = Not For Long.
 

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Those look good. Did you cover them or buff them out? Because my stick-on eBay jobs already suck…scratched and looking ugly. I’m gonna take them off and try the finish restore…(sand, compound, polish)
New.. installed and ceramic coated.
 

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Take most comments/reviews with a grain of salt because most things look great when new.
Example are automotive trim restorers that look good when first applied. NFL = Not For Long.
Unless you use this...
 

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Cerakote product looks good, but I was referring to spray or liquid treatments used on plastic exterior trim such as bumper covers and cladding. The way overpriced Wipe New and Stoner's Trim Shine aerosol worked best for me. Regardless, both last less than one year even when parked in a covered garage. Refuse to paint plastic trim, because it still "looks" painted.
 

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These covers don't have to stick on top of the old ones. Many of them are "REPLACEMENTS". There is sticky tape on the back of the OEM covers. slip a pry tool in behind and peel it out. heat gun helps for removal. When you get them out, might even decide to wrap or coat them and just put them back in. I like the carbon fiber style wrap, myself....

I couldn't find the video for explorers, but this video is an almost identical procedure for an F-150. only takes about an hour. Out with the old, and in with the new.
 
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