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Please help, I bought my used CTS with the dreaded chrome pillars, and I can not find replacement black ones. I understand how to take off the chrome pillars, but do even need replacements, or can I just clean the doulbe stick tape off that is left over? I have not called the dealership yet to ask for replacements, but I looked everywhere online. They are haunting me, I do not want to be "that guy" anymore, thanks.
 

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Goo be gone automotive formula works excellent for removing double sided tape and just adhesives in general from the paint of a car. I used it to remove my dealer sticker(s) and no paint damage happened. :) Just wash up the pillars real nice when you're done with the goo b gone and then wax the pillars. They should look good as new. (assuming they were in good shape before they were covered up.)
 

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Thanks fellas, I will send before after pics when I am done. So the orginal pillars should be underneath??
 

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Yes, the "original" pillars are underneath. Good luck.
 

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Like Bobby said, heat them up with a heat gun if you have one, then slide some fishing line in behind them to "cut" them loose. Clean 'em up with goo gone & you're good to go!
 

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Thanks fellas, I will send before after pics when I am done. So the orginal pillars should be underneath??
Yeah, the "chrome pillars" are just appliqués. My STS has them from a previous owner too. I haven't been ambitious enough to remove them yet, but they are an eyesore on every car I have ever seen them on.
 
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BURN THE ENTIRE CAR!
IT HAS BEEN TAINTED! :worship::worship::worship:
 

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I just think that they do not flow well on my car. The previous owner put to many add on's to this car.On my ride in paticular. I am not saying that they look bad on any one else's car. They just look cheap on mine,
 

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I just purchased my CTS and felt like it needed to be "personalized"...I bought the chrome pillars, installed them and took a good look at the car YUCK!!!! They are coming off the first nice day I have nothing better to do! Totally ruined the look of the car in my opinion!
 

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Hello CTSVette and :welcome5: to the forum. Glad you came to your senses on the chrome pillar thing. :D
 

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