Hi Everyone. Been browsing the forums a lot lately, decided to get on and post.
My Dad is going to get a new car, and I am going to be buying his Black Mini Cooper S 53 plate off him. So, I'm planning the changes!
Basically, I want to 'decorate' with quite a bright colour. I'm quite keen on yellow. Firstly I want to get a bright yellow viper stripe kit like this one: 1-Four-Stripe mini Viper Kit
. Has anyone used this site? As i've read about Mini Pirate, but when I go to the site and try to look at the product overview, it doesn't load anything, so I've nothing to compare too.
Secondly, I want to change all the chrome, to black. How easy is this to do? I've read that painting the chrome bits are a bad idea, so I'm looking for black replacements of the grille surrounds, yellow wing mirror covers and black headlight surrounds. I've found this grille and really like it, but if it is cheaper then i'm happy to just get replacement grille surrounds for the existing MCS grille. Any ideas where I get them from? Not getting lucky with anything but chrome surrounds. JCW Black mesh grille kit - R50, R52, R53 | BM22.214.171.124.259K at www.minigenuineparts.co.uk
Same applies for the headlight and wing mirror covers. I've found replacement mirror covers but only as Union Jacks and Carbon fibre, which look great, but seem pretty pricey. So really I'm just looking for help on what parts to buy.
I will also spray the alloys black, and break calipers yellow, hopefully
Cheers All. Hope this reads ok.
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