Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Gus247 » 26 Oct 2017, 08:25

When you're ready to remove the old stripes, have a heat-gun or hairdryer handy... BE CAREFUL how much heat you apply, obviously, but work to get the stripes warm enough that the glue starts to release... This will make the stripes come off much easier.. Regarding clean-up after, if you (or anyone you know) has a DA polisher, this will help to renovate the colour... Cutting compound by hand is no fun!
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 26 Oct 2017, 11:15

Cheers Gus


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 26 Oct 2017, 17:24

Cars going in for the recon box next week, can’t wait to get a quiet Cooper back!


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 27 Oct 2017, 06:08

Bit of interior tidying today to be done...
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Gus247 » 27 Oct 2017, 08:26

the handles are a common problem sadly... Luckily though, the door cards can be broken down to component level so you can easily repaint them.... :)
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Iggy » 27 Oct 2017, 13:30

Chalks13 wrote:Guys, anyone got experience of removing bonnet stripes and fading of the paintwork?
I’m not expecting a problem, as I’m planning taking mine off Friday and getting the new ones on, if they’ve arrived

if no joy with heat gun use a ERASER WHEEL for fast removal of double sided acrylic tapes, works really wheel in half the time of heat gun. use the wheel at my work for removing decals off vehicles just don't!
go too fast your burn the body work
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 27 Oct 2017, 14:38

Cheers guys Image

Tried some vinyl wrap today, seems ok
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And a sparkly Milltek was found lol


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 03 Nov 2017, 15:30

Bit of rear lamp work done. Seems the new whites fit slightly more into the recess, but water tested and all good
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 03 Nov 2017, 19:07

New stripes now too
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by v8pup » 04 Nov 2017, 15:47

The new stripes are big improvement. Nice choice!

Also looks like you have a Milltek sports exhaust fitted as well. :cool:
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