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Aero Kit Front and Side Plastic - what's in a name?

Hello all. I, and surprisingly my mechanic who is generally wonderful at this, are in need of help. I love my Cooper. It's pampered, spoiled, and such a fun drive that I take the long, curvy road home just so I can enjoy it. So when I got stuck behind a rock truck and was left with a front end riddled with rock chips, it went in to be fixed. When it was taken in, we discovered that the car had a crack hidden in the corner of the front bumper - probably from a previous owner. Of course we fixed it, but the car came back to me missing the black plastic trim. When I contacted the mechanic, he called the local Mini Cooper dealer (Mini of Portland) and they told me...get this...the black plastic was painted on and wasn't plastic at all.

I've waxed, polished, and spent hours of work on my Mini. I know that it had plastic trim. By the time we had picked it up though, they no longer had the old bumper for reference.

What I would love to know is what is the name of the part we are looking for? Or better yet, what is the part number? For reference, the car is a 2006 MCS with aero kit. Images are attached. The astro black one is what I brought home after the repair work - it got an entirely new bumper and admittedly, looks great - better then when I first bought it sans the trim. It's missing the part outlined on the pepper white Cooper. The part that Mini of Portland is telling me is painted on and is not trim at all.

Any help to resolve this would be incredibly appreciated.
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As stated on OutMotoring ...

The primered Aero Kit front bumper is ready to paint by your local shop. Please note the way this part is designed, a two part paint process is required to emulate the continuation of the black plastic fender trim as it wraps around the front lower section of the bumper. MINI specs a special paint that matches the finish and texture so it looks right.
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Enlightening. Mini of Portland was correct (for once - I've had some issues with them). I will pass that on to my mechanic and see what he can do.

I appreciate it.

Edit to add: Now I don't know what to do...keep the body color, or have them change it to mimic the plastic. Either way, I'm humbled.
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