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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2016, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Rear arch plastic trim

I noticed a little scuff mark on the rear wheel arch trim where I think it's been bashed as I was in a shopping car park. It's just bent the edge ever so slightly. Now could I glue it down rather than buy a whole new piece? Also how easy is a piece to remove and replace? What tools would I need?

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You've not said which year/generation your car is.
One the 1st generation (and probably 2nd too), that trim just pulls off.
There's plastic fixings attached to the inside of the trim pieces and fit into holes on the rear wheel arches.

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It's a Mini Coooper Park Lane 2006
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The trim pieces sit on the plastic clips you have to slide the trim towards the back of the car and pull out slightly at the same time
Try not to yank too hard coz you might damage the clips

I hope that makes sense I can't think of a better way to describe it
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Thanks, what about using some glue for the end of it, it's only raised slightly
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The trim pieces sit on the plastic clips you have to slide the trim towards the back of the car and pull out slightly at the same time
Sounds like you're describing the trim that goes along the length of the sills (under the door).

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Thanks, what about using some glue for the end of it, it's only raised slightly
Do it properly, get some new clips.



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Okay I may just buy some clips. Do I need to buy some trim removal tools off eBay?
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Okay I may just buy some clips. Do I need to buy some trim removal tools off eBay?
No, it just pulls off.
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No, it just pulls off.
Will give it a try, just dont want to damage anything. i was thinking of getting one of those plastic trim removal tools off ebay
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Will give it a try, just dont want to damage anything. i was thinking of getting one of those plastic trim removal tools off ebay
Pointless.

I'm starting to think you're a troll

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If you glue it then removal of the rear bumper will be impossible as there's a mounting screw under that trim.
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Pointless.

I'm starting to think you're a troll
Not really a troll , just dont want to damage the paint on my car by trying to just pull on a piece of plastic
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1. Why wouldn't it be?
2. Why? You were just wanting to re-attach your old trim!

So that's 35 for 2nd hand trim and 8.65 x 2 for clips.
52.30

A brand new trim is only 45 from the dealer and it comes with clips

You must be trolling us right?
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