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    carbon bit on the GSI doors.

    Anyone know where l can get the carbon or black bit that goes on the GSI door frames(outside), and is it easy to put on as l think it would look alright on my silver car.

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    Vauxhall !

    Pain in the backside to fit it properly though.

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    Gsi B pillar foil all 4

    13126009-Drivers Side door
    13126010-drivers side rear quarter

    13126021-Passenger side door
    13126022-passenger rear quarter


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    Cheers Coo, wouldn't happen to know how much mate.
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    The rear side windows have to come out for them to be fitted as i had mine changed under warranty.
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    You can do it without taking the windows out.

    You need a scalpel and a lot of patience. Retro fitted mine myself and it looks better than most factory GSi's I've seen.

    Here's the how-to:

    Tools needed:

    Hair dryer, masking tape, scalpel with straight blade and sharp point (not Stanley Knife or scalpel with curved blade), scissors, rubber squeegee, patience and about 1.5 hours per side.

    3m film (which has a stiff backing, and a woody paper-like front protective cover on the film.)

    How to remove trim (do this when mentioned):

    The front window rubber (where the glass slides in) just pulls out the frame.

    The front window outer trim piece just lifts straight up with fingers, no need to pull it all off - just the bit near the door pillar.

    The rubber seal on the front edge of the B pillar just pulls off.

    The rear window surround stays put, but there should be enough flexibility to get a fingernail down the side of it...

    Make sure you know which piece is going to go where: I suggest doing the passenger door first.

    Shut the door and lay the masking tape across the door join, in line with the black window trim and where you want the top of the film to go. It's tricky to get right so look at it from different angles. When you're happy, break the tape carefully so you can open the door.


    1) Door Frame Film

    Pull out the window rubber guide and lift the outer door trim. You will see the piece of film has a cut out at the bottom, I can only think the film is put on in the factory before the trim clip, as you can't feed it down afterwards.

    Make sure the frame is spotlessly clean that includes the back edges where the film wraps around.

    Lay the film on the door pillar so that the top lines up with the tape and the bottom is in line with the rivet/clip. The edges should overhang about equally. Peel away the top corner of the backing (the bit that comes off easily) and gently stick the corner, making sure it's lined up right!

    Use the squeegee to work your way down the doorframe. Go very slowly to avoid air bubbles! When you get to the bottom cut the film off next to the trim clip with the scissors / scalpel and make another cut so that the film wraps around the side.

    Don't take of the the white protective cover of the film yet!

    Use the hairdryer to warm up the film so that it wraps round the door frame more easily. Start at the top, where you may have to make a couple of nicks with the scissors to allow the film to wrap round the inside edge where the window is. Working down, use your fingers to wrap the film round the frame, still making sure there are no bubbles.

    There might be a tricky bit where the window rubber hasn't quite come out of the frame. Check that the film is stuck right to the edge. Put the hair dryer over it all once more to set the adhesive.

    Still leave the protective cover on!


    2) B Pillar film (the more tricky one!)

    Remove the rubber seal on the front edge of the B pillar and clean the whole area thoroughly.

    Once again, line the top of the film up with the masking tape (and check it's still in line with the piece you just applied). There will seem to be less overlap with the rear window, but this is OK, make sure it's straight.

    When you're happy with the position, remove the forward corner of the backing and stick the top, working your way downwards with the squeegee, slowly to avoid air bubbles.

    When you get to the bottom, fold the film upwards, still with a bit of the backing on, and use your nail or back of the knife blade to try and get the film below the window surround. Be very careful, and you can ease a millimeter or so below the line of the surround. Make a small cut so that it will go round the corners. Use the scalpel to trim the film below the line of the trim.

    Use the hairdryer to warm the film, and wrap it round the front of the B pillar.

    The hard part is trying to tuck the film in down the side of the window surround. Try and prevent the film sticking to the window frame, and run your nail up and down, easing more and more down the small gap. When it's finally all done as far as it will go, use the scalpel to cut the film below the line of the trim. This is very delicate so take your time. The thin strip of the should come away.

    Use the hairdryer once more and make sure the film is stuck everywhere.

    Wait a few minutes and remove the masking tape. Start to remove the front protective cover on this part. There is a small tab on the top corner that you can use to start it. It helps to make a tear in the cover so that it peels off like a zip. Be very careful round the window surround, as it may be difficult to remove if not fully cut.

    Make sure the film is all still completely stuck down.

    If there are any air bubbles, pierce them lightly with the scalpel point and rub down gently.


    3) Remove the protective cover on the door frame film the same way, remove the tape then start at the top, and make a tear down the middle so the cover comes off in two strips. Check the wraps round the side are still fully stuck.


    Then do the drivers side. There you go - GSi effect!


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    Cheers Adam, how much?
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    About £32 all in for the 4 parts.


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    Now that tempting.......VERY tempting.
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