C pillar cover repair

A growing list of replacement parts for the E30 M3 is becoming NLA, so this repair may be of interest:

The C pillar interior trim panel is a padded vinyl covered piece that degrades and splits with exposure to UV.  Mine was badly deteriorated along the edge by the rear window.

I trimmed off the curled up bits and fabricated a patch panel from aluminum flashing.  The metal can be gently formed to lay fairly smoothly over the damaged area.
I painted mine flat black.
The panel was attached with a few dabs of rtv silicone.  It isn't perfect, but it is a big improvement.