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Question New Member - First Post *HELP NEEDED* R56

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This is my first post after lurking for a while. I have a Yellow 2007 R56 Mini Cooper that I bought roughly a year ago - It's now got to the point where I'm beginning to think about some aesthetic changes that I'm hoping you guys can help me out with!

I'm attempting to black out certain parts of the car and have bought all of the headlight, rear light and foglight trims to spray black. I've bought a Cooper S front bumper (because it has no foglight chrome surrounds) and a Cooper S grill.

My question is, what trims do I need for around the grill? I'm under the understanding that the grill isn't a straight swap in/swap out job. I'm guessing that because the bumper and bonnet are from different models I'd need to buy the bottom trim from a Cooper S and the top trim from a Cooper?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi and welcome. I'd check on the legality of blacking out your lights. I think the car would suit tinted rear windows and maybe go for the 50% tint which is the light tint as it's not too light and not too dark either. You can buy ready cut tints on eBay for under 30 and the quality and fitting is easy. I recently done 2 of my Clubmans then bought a roll of the stuff to do my R50 when I get a minute





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Hi - Thanks for your response, blacking the windows is on my list of things to do. How easy is it to remove the tints and put it back to standard if I need to for selling? I also meant only black the chrome rings around the lights, not the lights themselves.
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Removing the window tint is easy peasy. A wee wave with the heat gun to soften it up and then you just pull it off and they simply come off without leaving a trace

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