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PostSubject: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:56 pm

The stripes are coming off in a couple of weeks time when the car is polished by MINI, just after some opinions regarding leaving it without stripes or replacing them quite soon after they come off - I can't decide!

Oh, and apologies for the rubbish stripe removal picture - I did it on Paint, but you get the idea.

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:00 pm

I vote keep the stripes thumbs up

I like Bolt with his stripes
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:07 pm

My vote is get your whole roof and stripes done in carbon fibre wrap to match scoop and spoiler. Smile or reverse vipers - black on bonnet and boot, pepper white on roof
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:09 pm

Only problem is Phil's carbon fibre is matt Sad
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:10 pm

doesn't he have both? matt and gloss?
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:15 pm

Unfortunately not, I asked yesterday! Sad And I'm sure the matt carbon fibre is stunning, but it just won't match properly!

I might have to ask elsewhere - but still get Phil to wrap my chrome bits. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:15 pm

I was going to suggest the reverse vipers, would look amazing!!

Even if it's in normal black/white, would look great! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Yes strips or better still vipers Smile

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:27 pm

Without I reckon if your getting your chrome wrapped Smile
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:31 pm

Or reverse Shelby...
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:31 pm

Nik leave them off and then you can take your tme to decide which route to take! The bonnet stripes are so old and common now! As are vipers! It will look very good without and you will have time to really go original! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:33 pm

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Nik leave them off and then you can take your tme to decide which route to take! The bonnet stripes are so old and common now! As are vipers! It will look very good without and you will have time to really go original! Wink

You've summed up exactly what I was thinking, Michael keeps saying no stripes whenever I mention it too. But it's a big decision, it's had stripes for 2 years! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:35 pm

I still say reverse stripes! Very Happy



Or maybe some side stripes??!!

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:36 pm

Stripes are old, yes - 50 years old and part of the mini/MINI image and heritage. Personally I think MINIs with contrasting roof look all wrong left blank on the bonnet.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:37 pm

Well then you are in need of a change, and this is a perfect time to have a transitional break as it were!
Plus I think PW looks good without stripes! Everyone seems to be having stripes! Mad Laughing
I am defo gonna take mine off myself very soon (roof first as they are peeling anyway) just to see how I feel, and give it a blank canvas to work on! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:51 pm

I would be tempted with the reverse vipers if I didn't have the sunroof, but don't think I'd have just the bonnet stripes. Works on some colours better than others though imo.

Going for 'cooper' side stripes when Phil's down though! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:31 pm

Personally i like some kind of graphic as i feel it gives trhe car presence.
Why are you having BMW polish it ? you would be better to go to someone on detailing world who would machine polish it to perfection for half the cost.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:53 pm

BMW have offered to do it as a gesture of good will for the problems I had on my last visit and the visits previous to that one.

I'm pretty sure it will be done properly as my car is being dealt with personally by the dealer principal to ensure everything is perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:54 pm

Being a no stripe girl myself and having had them and not ever having them again. I would still say with the look going on with your car keep the stripes.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:54 pm

nikola wrote:

I'm pretty sure it will be done properly as my car is being dealt with personally by the dealer principal to ensure everything is perfect.

famous last words... lol
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:56 pm

I know! It's taking a lot of effort to trust them again, but I will try it one final time and see what happens. His attitude was very encouraging when we had the meeting.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:17 pm

the Carbon vinyl is a textured matt vinyl - both Elphaba and Paul d r56 have seen it - and it's gorgeous stuff - we did a gloss but have now ditched it as its not a decent carbon represenation.

BTW I can do yo ua very nice Peper White vinyl if you wanted the reverse vinyl route !!

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:18 pm

i think leave them off for now. Then a shelby stripe i think.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:29 pm

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I'd say it's what you feel in the end Nikola Smile

Everyone will have different views and give different comments but it's what you feel and want from your MINI Smile

I've run with the naked look since I've had my Clubbie but always thought it looked a bit boring but just fitting spotlamps made a difference Suspect

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