mine did the same thing. 4 hot texas summers will do that. i'm actually pretty impressed with the factory clear coat, the paint is immaculate except for a strange drip mark down the front bumper(looks like someone dripped a little black ink and let it roll down, if i had a camera i'd take a picture - at any rate, nothing will get it off and i'm pissed). nice to know that those C-pillars aren't a factory defect on my rig
I've had yhe same problem on my 95 es. I'm pretty picky and like to keep her looking new so I went down to my local dealer (when I was in the states) and ordered some new ones. The guy at the counter said they where the most requested part for that car. I suppose thats why they could get $75 out of me for each one. Must say it was well worth it to me to keep her looking new.
When I bought my car they were already faded off and the previous owner never cared to replace them....that was one of the first things I did...the same weekend I went to the dealer and payed $54 for each side. It was definitely worth it though
Why pay $50-$75+ to get new C-pillar covers when for $10 in primer/paint you can pull 3 screws, pop them off(without taping off the whole car and worrying about overspray), prime them, and paint them with a gloss black paint? They're only held on with those 3 screws, located near the door seal, and those spring clips. I've had mine off, painted them, and it looks good. Certainly looks better with that extra cash in my pocket. Just a thought.