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A Pillars Becoming Sticky w/ Age or UV Exposure?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by moondeath, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Aug 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    moondeath

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    Today I just happened to notice that my A pillars on both sides are becoming shiny looking and sticky. The oh shit handles are not, as they are a different material.

    Truck is a 2011, purchased in December of 2010 which makes it about 2.5 years old. I'm wondering if its the plastic starting to break down or something. I've seen this happen to old vehicles where the plastics start to deteriorate and get sticky. It seems weird to me though that this would happen to something not too old.

    So I was wondering If any of you guys or gals are experiencing the same thing. None I the other plastics are doing it, just the front 2 pillars. I'm going to try and wash them down and see what happens.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    Justus

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    I just took the drivers side off a few weeks ago to install a lotek pillar pod, and I feel/see nothing like ur speaking about.

    odd :(
     
  3. Aug 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM
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    Did you ever use any armor all or any other sort of cleaner/protectant on your dash? That stuff seems to evaporate and get all over the windshield area. Just an idea.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    No. I've never used any cleaning products on the dash. Only wet towels.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    did the prior owner smoke in the truck?
     
  6. Aug 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    I am the original owner, nor do I smoke. I washed one side with a wet cloth soaped up with dawn, and that seems to have cleaned it up pretty good.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    Just chiming in to confirm sticky A pillars. I've been wondering about it for a while. I haven't tried cleaning them though. Again, non-smoker, original owner, never used anything but a wet microfiber towel on the interior.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    Delamination?
     
  9. Aug 7, 2013 at 4:58 AM
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    I think it's something that comes out of the plastic. Dawn soap and hard scrubbing seemed to work for me. Try it and see what happens.
     

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