bonnet stripe fitting guide? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Exterior > First Generation MINI Exterior


First Generation MINI Exterior
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
First Generation MINI Exterior 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2003, 03:25 PM
Hat's Avatar
Hat
MINI2 Premium Member Has met Quack Quack Jack
ITS RAINNIN' SIDEWAYS
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 16,430
Local Time: 11:59 PM
England Male View Hat's Classified Ads
bonnet stripe fitting guide?

does anyone have a link to a fitting guide for bonnet stripes - official or otherwise?

a friend rang me last night to ask if i knew how to fit them - his sister in law bought some stripes from the dealer & they had no fitting instructions with them. i know about the spraying with water & stuff, its the positioning on the bonnet that i'm interested in
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Aug 14th, 2003, 12:59 AM
bakerjc's Avatar
MINI2 Master Baiter
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,406
Local Time: 02:59 AM
Vanuatu
Quote: Originally Posted by Hat
does anyone have a link to a fitting guide for bonnet stripes - official or otherwise?

a friend rang me last night to ask if i knew how to fit them - his sister in law bought some stripes from the dealer & they had no fitting instructions with them. i know about the spraying with water & stuff, its the positioning on the bonnet that i'm interested in

Positioning depends on your preference.....

Do you want the 'Classic' Mini Styling?

Is it an S or a Cooper?

Are these dealer supplied stripes (precut to exact fit) or aftermarket, able to go to the edges?

I went with 'S' stripes on my MINI, and went wide with them. I felt the stripes needed the edge for the mirrors.

But that's me.......look through all the pics you can find, see what you want to do.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Aug 15th, 2003, 11:52 AM
aus-tim powers's Avatar
Man of Mystery
Offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: At Work
Posts: 566
Local Time: 11:59 PM
United Kingdom View aus-tim powers's Chili Red & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Blather your bonnet with soapy water. If its an S the stripes need to be placed 20mm from the side of the washer jet at the top of the stripe and 10mm from the scoop at the bottom.
If its a Cooper they need to be placed the same 20mm from the washer jets at the top and then i think its 160mm from the tip of each wing on the MINI bonnet badge (i'll av 2 check that).Iuse chinograph wax pencil to mark my bonnet up layed the stripes,then squeeged the water out from under the layed stripes

[img]http://www.mini2.com/gallery/personal/aus-timpowers/sig_no_3.jpg[img]
MCS,Chili pk,Tints,Eibachs,Aeroskirts,PIAA spots,Wunoff Exhaust system.

CHECK OUT MY GALLERY!-Click below
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Aug 15th, 2003, 02:30 PM
gaz's Avatar
gaz
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
Send a message via ICQ to gaz
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 37
Local Time: 11:59 PM
Scotland
Hi

Search for my recent thread about bonnet strip application tips.

I applied some stripes last weekend with great results and no problems at all. The plenty of soapy water tip was excellent. Keep a bucket of it handy and fill a spray bottle with the same soapy liquid.

I had shorts on so no problem in getting wet.

The stripes I had were positioned on the bonnet so the tops and bottoms were level with the bodywork.

Soapy water the bonnet up, peel off the back and apply. Don't wory about them sticking...just keep applying the soapy water from the spray.

The tip of a few glasses of wine/beer/alcohol does help before starting

Cheers

Gary
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Aug 15th, 2003, 02:43 PM
bakerjc's Avatar
MINI2 Master Baiter
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,406
Local Time: 02:59 AM
Vanuatu
Quote: Originally Posted by Hat
does anyone have a link to a fitting guide for bonnet stripes - official or otherwise?

Here's the __link__ for the thread that Gaz is talking about.

Her's a pic of my Cooper with the "S" stripes, set wide on the bonnet.

Should be all you need. Now go get the beer.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Aug 15th, 2003, 02:45 PM
bakerjc's Avatar
MINI2 Master Baiter
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,406
Local Time: 02:59 AM
Vanuatu
Quote: Originally Posted by bakerjc
Her's a pic of my Cooper with the "S" stripes, set wide on the bonnet.

Whoops? Where's the pic? Try again......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stripes.jpg
Views:	615
Size:	80.0 KB
ID:	19664  
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Brake shudder through steering wheel after new discs and pads.
Jul 19th, 2014 08:31 PM
Last post by Tomfromwales
Today 10:09 PM
6 Replies, 382 Views
Thought I fixed it but it's still broke down
Today 09:31 PM
by Dolf
Last post by Dolf
Today 09:31 PM
0 Replies, 40 Views
Cooper D reving faster than engine speed
Yesterday 09:37 PM
Last post by The Patagonian
Today 08:36 PM
2 Replies, 270 Views
Question about hood replacement
Today 08:25 PM
Last post by Ender232986
Today 08:25 PM
0 Replies, 59 Views
Engine overheating problem when idle
Jul 21st, 2014 05:58 PM
Last post by stevemil
Today 08:22 PM
3 Replies, 385 Views
jl audio CS112LG-TW3 will it fit?
Today 06:38 PM
by erictye
Last post by erictye
Today 06:38 PM
0 Replies, 90 Views
Panoramic roof????
Yesterday 11:44 PM
Last post by davidscott
Today 06:33 PM
2 Replies, 289 Views
Mini space saver wheel and fitting kit
Jul 15th, 2014 02:57 PM
by greggs
Last post by greggs
Today 02:55 PM
1 Replies, 476 Views
Music Video Mini?
Today 05:02 AM
by Teal
Last post by Teal
Today 05:02 AM
0 Replies, 211 Views
GTI vs Cooper S True Cost to Own?
Jul 21st, 2014 03:39 AM
by hkyktms
Last post by hkyktms
Today 04:33 AM
3 Replies, 624 Views
Cold start issue
Yesterday 11:20 PM
Last post by pokeyjoe
Today 01:47 AM
1 Replies, 241 Views
phone function SMS question
Yesterday 08:49 PM
by nimpy
Last post by nimpy
Yesterday 08:49 PM
0 Replies, 244 Views
Fault code
Yesterday 08:06 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 08:19 PM
1 Replies, 187 Views
Blower controls
Jan 25th, 2014 01:36 PM
by andykb
Last post by Restyle
Yesterday 07:50 PM
5 Replies, 813 Views
Too good to be true?
Nov 24th, 2010 08:06 PM
Last post by mjbb
Yesterday 06:41 PM
5 Replies, 1,408 Views
Charge air pressure control deviation 2884
Feb 10th, 2012 05:37 PM
Last post by gloria
Yesterday 05:07 PM
3 Replies, 2,787 Views
Mini Cooper N/A rally build
Apr 10th, 2012 02:08 PM
Last post by Rally370
Yesterday 04:33 PM
91 Replies, 34,045 Views
Celebrate this Motherís Day in a unique way with this gift
Yesterday 11:55 AM
Last post by flowersusa
Yesterday 11:55 AM
0 Replies, 148 Views
Countryman one petrol needs more power!
Jul 22nd, 2014 07:51 PM
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 09:03 AM
1 Replies, 237 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by bennyjs123
Yesterday 06:46 AM
81 Replies, 28,364 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2