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Old Jul 31st, 2014, 08:52 PM
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Union Jack wing mirrors on Pepper White?

Hi all,

I bought my first car (and first Mini) a couple of months ago, a 2012 Clubman. It's Pepper White with a black roof, black rims, and black bonnet stripes.

I'm in the process of making the car "mine", and my first step is to change the black wing mirror caps.

My first thought was to go for the Black Jack caps as these colours seem quite a nice match for the car. But, I've now been tempted to go with something a little brighter, namely the normal Union Jack covers.

My only worry is that they may be quite a clash with the other colours on my car.

Does anyone have any experience or pictures of the Union Jack colours with the Pepper White and black? Or does anyone have any thoughts on my choice.

A third choice is to go for the chrome wing mirrors as they would match the chrome interior and exterior on the car...but I am tempted to make my car a little more British/classic.

All feedback and input would be greatly appreciated :-)
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Its your car so its up to you what you choose, thats the fun of it!
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Old Jul 31st, 2014, 09:20 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by k3fus (original)
Its your car so its up to you what you choose, thats the fun of it!

Hi,

I'm fully aware of that somewhat obvious fact, thank you.

Any experience or genuine opinions from experienced Mini fanatics would be very much appreciated :-)
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Quote: Originally Posted by Irish Viking (original)
Hi,

I'm fully aware of that somewhat obvious fact, thank you.

Any experience or genuine opinions from experienced Mini fanatics would be very much appreciated :-)

If you want others to tell you what to do with your car then so be it.....personally i make my own mind up, but then i have a fully functioning brain that can make its own decisions, obviously you don't :-)

How you style a car is very personal, what one person likes another will not, so are you aiming to please yourself or others?
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I my opinion if your car its white with a black roof then if you want to change the mirror caps I would go with something like a black and white racing flag check design, I think the Union Jack doesnt like right with the white/black body colour scheme.
Chrome is a bit chav on the mirrors. again thats what I think, others will no doubt love it.
Only my opinion, you do as you like, dont bother what other folk think, otherwise we would end up without any personal individuality.
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yes i agree black and white chequered looks good with pepper white
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Quote: Originally Posted by k3fus (original)
If you want others to tell you what to do with your car then so be it.....personally i make my own mind up, but then i have a fully functioning brain that can make its own decisions, obviously you don't :-)

How you style a car is very personal, what one person likes another will not, so are you aiming to please yourself or others?

Communicating with you is already proving to be a waste of time. If you reread, I have not asked for someone to "tell me what to do with my car". I have asked if anyone has any experience (or opinion) on matching the named shades of colour. "A fully functioning brain that can make its own decisions"? Are you serious? Good one

It's a shame my first post on the Mini forums has found its way to someone like you . If you don't have a constructive comment to make, then may I recommend that you save yourself the time and find something else to do. I'm sure there are others out there who possess the ability to share their experiences and opinions without dictating what one should or should not do.

Sharing an experience or an opinion is, in my opinion, somewhat of a key social skill in modern day life.
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Nun (original)
I my opinion if your car its white with a black roof then if you want to change the mirror caps I would go with something like a black and white racing flag check design, I think the Union Jack doesnt like right with the white/black body colour scheme.
Chrome is a bit chav on the mirrors. again thats what I think, others will no doubt love it.
Only my opinion, you do as you like, dont bother what other folk think, otherwise we would end up without any personal individuality.

Thanks for sharing your opinion - appreciated. I do agree that the Union Jack is somewhat of a mismatch with the pepper white and black. I'll look into the racing flag design. Thanks again
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yes i agree black and white chequered looks good with pepper white

Thanks for the tip - will look into it
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I believe pepper white is a slightly creamy white whereas the chequered flag wing mirrors have a purer white. If the dealers have any in stock or on display I can't see them objecting to holding them on to your wing mirrors while you decide if you like them. When we used to have large meets I always thought chequered flag or union jack mirrors looked good on any colour Mini.

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I believe pepper white is a slightly creamy white whereas the chequered flag wing mirrors have a purer white. If the dealers have any in stock or on display I can't see them objecting to holding them on to your wing mirrors while you decide if you like them. When we used to have large meets I always thought chequered flag or union jack mirrors looked good on any colour Mini.

Thanks for you comments - that's my concern exactly. Had the car been pure white, it'd be no issue matching pretty much any colour on the car...but as it is pepper white (creamy white, as you correctly write), I'm just a little interested in how standard white measures up against pepper white.

I'm not sure how I can otherwise test the combination without having to spend a bit of money on a 'test part' to physically see the difference. Doesn't seem too many have a picture of the white/pepper white combo.
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I do believe you can get a black/grey union jack design too?, that might look better than the normal coloured Union Jack on your car if you prefer the flag design to a chequered look?

Check out this site:
http://www.minigenuineparts.co.uk/mi...or_Covers.html
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