Behind the Black Cloth?
What's on the flip side of the black cloth trim that adorns things like the B-pillars? Is it hard plastic?
I ask because it's evident that the dealer cracked this backing material when I had the car in for service this week. They had to remove the B-pillar panel for something, but whoever replaced it pounded on that little plastic rivet so hard that there are now two cracks radiating from the hole the rivet goes through. The cloth is intact, but I can see (and feel) ridges under it.
Can't decide whether to leave it alone or try to fix it. Naturally, the dealer would be on the hook should I make a stink about it, but considering their obvious ham-fistedness, I may just try to fix it myself. I'm thinking I could maybe remove the panel, glue some kind of support material to the back side and replace the panel.