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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2017, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Mini Clubman R55 rear window trim

There are two trims on the rear windows on the split door under the glass on the Clubman. One left, one right. They are just cosmetic and are pushed on to the glass with a plastic U-channel strip. Although they don't have a sealing function the metal body has a flexible gasket strip glued on to it top and bottom. This is now coming away and looks naff so I want to replace them. Does anybody know where to get the trims from? I tried e-bay and signed up withe a breakers website service, but they charge over 50 for the pair which is a bit steep. I had a look in to repairing the trims by sticking the flipper gasket back on to the metal trim, but I don't think this will hold and look any better. Anybody with some good ideas?

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Have you tried MINI themselves? sounds daft but sometimes they are actually cheaper. From experience some breakers yards overcharge because it's a MINI. They seem to think that these cars are something special....

Mine were starting to split but BMW replaced them under warranty when they resprayed the car last year

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Got the quote from the local Mini dealer today. 170 they were quoting, just for the two trims, parts only. I think I have to think of something else.
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and searching the internet I find on MINI Mania that the left hand side is $26.95 and the right hand side is $109.95. Both trims are pretty much identical, just handed. Why the price difference? Have a look at the attachment.
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It might be worth trying minitech spares who are based in Bury (Manchester). They break minis and may have what you require. They are good guys to deal with and offer next day delivery!

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They are on ebay and are one of them I have contacted. No parts available at the moment, they say. I think I will need keep on trying.
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It is common for the rubbers to fail so that's probably why nobody has any. I'm just glad that mines were knackered when it went in for its warranty job and were replaced free of charge

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