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New to Forum/ Re-Striping the mini

Postby stan360 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:28 am

Hello, many thanks to MiniDave for directing me to this forum !

Jumping in with this weekends project. I had to have the front end of the 05 painted as my son fell on the bonnet with his bike and put a knee into the lower aero grill. That was a time consuming project (as I am sure those of you that have modified the stock R53 bumper cover to install the areo grill already know ) but now I was given a second chance to perfect that. Ha!

The bonnet was factory striped when I got the auto and so I picked up some replacement OEM stripes from ECS , but ruined them almost instantly. They are very thin. I ordered some stripes from Stripe My Mini, and these were much more cost effective and a bit thicker....and about a 1/2" wider ( even though they claim to be the factory size). These go on smooth but came prepared with black pinstriped edges. I peeled that off so I could insure a good application on the white stripe and then picked up some black pin striping and also a small silver stripe for experimental accent.

I was happy with the results , and picked up extra stripes for the boot.
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Re: New to Forum/ Re-Striping the mini

Postby Minidave » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:59 am

Welcome Stan, glad you found us!

Stripes turned out terrific - great to see the classic in the garage next to the MINI!
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Re: New to Forum/ Re-Striping the mini

Postby stan360 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:29 am

Thanks Dave... The stripes went on pretty easy the second time around . I was upset to ruin those factory stripes but hey, it worked out good.

I have been having a lot of fun tearing around L-town in the 78. My wife already named it Toby, so I do not have a say in that. So as soon as the weather turns a bit I will start disassembling Toby for Dan to his magic on in the spring. :-D

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Re: New to Forum/ Re-Striping the mini

Postby Minidave » Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:18 pm

Well, since Toby runs and is drivable, you should come with us on our Classic Mini fun run in Nov to Branson! Nov 5,6,7,8 are the dates.

Also a few of us are caravanning down to Garnett for the grand prix event on Sunday, PM me if you want to meet up.
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Re: New to Forum/ Re-Striping the mini

Postby MiniManiac » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:52 pm

Stripes look good but the classic steals the show. Welcome!
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