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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2008, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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New P/W 'freebie' check roof but does it look ok?

So we picked up our new P/W Cooper today and unfortunately the garage let us know an hour before pick up that there was damage to the rear bumper Having waited for 4 months the thought of not getting the car on the day we were due to collect it was too much so we went over and found two small one inch scratches with paint missing and of course the dealer confirmed they would get it sorted immed. Anyway cutting a long story short they agreed some comp in the form of a free supply and fit Check roof.

My question is havign searched around the forums I can't seem to find any P/W with check roof and mirrors (we already had the mirrors as part of the spec) Does anyone know of any picture showing a P/W with both roof and mirrors done in check, or does anyone have any comments on whether this will look cool (or not?)

I have attached a pic of 'Kirby' as she has now been named to show you what she looks like but would appreciate any thoughts as they will be collecting her on Monday for the repair and roof to be done.

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I'm picking up my pepper white Cooper next week. I think you should leave the roof solid black.

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I'm picking up my pepper white Cooper next week. I think you should leave the roof solid black.
I disagree. I think a chequered roof would go well with the mirror caps.

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The roof will go well if the white checks match the Pepper White body. There is a huge difference between Pepper White and Alpine White, and when side by side they look odd. Just the opinion of a PW owner. There is a reason why MINI don't offer the white roof on a PW car

Congrats on the car by the way. Sorry about the damage though.
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I do agree that the whites don't match and the mirror caps do look a little different from the PW body. My thinking was that actually having the roof done will actually make things look better as they would match with the mirror caps and take the 'edge' off the bright white mirrors compared to the rest of the car if that makes sense?

The damage is a pain but you have to put it in perspective I guess and this is probably more common than most realise except normally the garages will 'remove' any marks before the customer takes delivery whereas in this case they obviously spotted it too late (although you can see where they tried to touch up one of the scratches (badly) so they really had no choice but to respray the whole bumper!!!!
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Congrats on the car - it looks lovely I think a checkered roof will finish it off nicely - and as you say will tie in with the mirrors

Transit damage does happen as you can imagine - but to be fair its better to know about it, and good on you dealer for giving you a freebie graphic
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So we picked up our new P/W Cooper today and unfortunately the garage let us know an hour before pick up that there was damage to the rear bumper Having waited for 4 months the thought of not getting the car on the day we were due to collect it was too much so we went over and found two small one inch scratches with paint missing and of course the dealer confirmed they would get it sorted immed. Anyway cutting a long story short they agreed some comp in the form of a free supply and fit Check roof.

My question is havign searched around the forums I can't seem to find any P/W with check roof and mirrors (we already had the mirrors as part of the spec) Does anyone know of any picture showing a P/W with both roof and mirrors done in check, or does anyone have any comments on whether this will look cool (or not?)

I have attached a pic of 'Kirby' as she has now been named to show you what she looks like but would appreciate any thoughts as they will be collecting her on Monday for the repair and roof to be done.
Just my opinion, but the MINI chequed parts do not go at all with PW bodywork. I'd get the dealers to fit the JCW front mesh grill / black surrounds

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Kirby is very cute looking MINI! Congrats on your collection.

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Cheers for the comments, will decide what to do after the weekend but did see a p/w today with a check roof and it did look pretty cool (even though a slightly different white)

Have added a couple of other pics that I took this morning (including one of the scratched bumper) and I know you guys put your specs on here so have put all the bits we had on below:

Chili pack
17" Flame spokes
MFSW
Bonnet stripes
Chrome line Ext
Visibility pack
Darkened rear glass
Auto dim mirror
Colour line cream interior
Additional decor rings
Rain sensor
Bi-Xenon headlights
White indicator lenses (And silver vision bulbs!!!!!)
Check mirrors
Chrome driving lamps
Chrome filler cap

Possible check roof coming soon!!!


Oh and we took her out for a run today so just hit 100 miles on the clock and averaged 39 mpg so not too bad really!

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All fixed and with her new roof which looks FAB!!!!!

Hope you think she looks cool too?
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That looks great spec too

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