Omac· Premium Member
2013 RAM Laramie Crew Cab
Looks good. My Laramie came without that tape. I like the painted look much better.My front passenger door b-pillar vinyl started to crinkle a while back. Well, actually it started at about 35,500 miles and I wasn't able to get the dealer before 36,000 to get it replaced under warranty (which is what my dad did when it happened on his Ram). So I removed it.
I did like how it was protective and gave me a place put my hand so I could close the door with dirty fingers, and keep my wedding ring from scratching the paint; but I also heard it will eventually crack, and quite frankly the crinkling looked like buttcrack. Also I realized I would eventually end up removing it and I didn't want the paint to fade before I did; or at least not too bad since the truck is 2 and a half years old.
Actually, that's kind of a lie; I misjudged how much time and elbow grease it would take to goo gone all the leftover adhesive off after removing the tape. This left me with a choice (bubba's going to enjoy this):
A) Finish in the dark
B) Remove the vinyl on both sides and have adhesive residue left on my paint while I'm driving around tomorrow
C) Do the other side tomorrow
I chose option C because I had already got the back driver's side door done, and I'd rather not have the residue harden and get who knows what stuck to it while I'm driving to and from work tomorrow. Also if I did it in the dark then it would probably look pretty bad and I'd have to go back and touch it up anyway. I figure nobody will really notice unless they are walking around it when I'm parked; I sent dad pics of each side and it took him like 20 minutes to spot the difference.
Oh and I forgot to take before pics of the driver's side so this let me do before/after pics.
Here's what the crinkling looked like:
There is a Youtube video on how to do it; its pretty simple. Just search "ram b-pillar removal" and it'll be one of the first options.
Before (really the current passenger's side):
After (i.e. driver's side):
What do y'all think?