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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 21:34

I'd say keep them I think, I find PW looks a bit plain without something on the bonnet, though you do have the scoop which makes a difference Smile

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 21:36

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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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Thanks Phil, I was going to go for reverse vipers before, but they started appearing on lots of MINIs and I was after something different. I think I might see what it's like with them off, get saving and see if I can think of something custom instead.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 21:37

Oh, I've had a thought - probably stupid though. Is there any way of turning the matt vinyl gloss, like sticky back plastic covering or something? Obviously something a bit more technical but you get my thinking! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 21:40

get Phil to design some individual strips for you or something else on the bonnet Smile

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 21:49

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Oh, I've had a thought - probably stupid though. Is there any way of turning the matt vinyl gloss, like sticky back plastic covering or something? Obviously something a bit more technical but you get my thinking! Laughing

well we could over laminate with a gloss clear - but it would add extra expense to the work - but is doable in priciple Smile
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 21:54

If it's do-able that's what I would prefer! And it being more expensive is really not a surprise, everything I like costs lots! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 22:23

Nothing wrong with expensive taste Wink
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 22:25

There is if you can't afford to splash out but do anyway!! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 22:26

Well you are young, you have the rest of your life to pay for it lol
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   14th February 2010, 23:14

go for it and hang the expense Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   15th February 2010, 08:14

Wow so many opinions.. That's the magic of the MINI !! The stripes look good, but then so would the vipers.. There's only one way to find out....FIGHT .. In the words of Harry Hill ! Sorry, got carried away! Just 4 the record I think vipers!!
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   15th February 2010, 14:11

Hi Nikola,
I think that that PW is the colour that stripes can make or break. Somehow the bonnet seems to look wide without stripes.
However, if you are not sure I would just hang fire for a bit with them off and see how you feel. You may either love it naked or hate it. Either way you will have had time to adjust to the look without stripes and then make an informed decision.
Round here I have seen quite a few new PWs without stripes so maybe that is the new blackout!!!
Either way Bolt is and will still be a gorgeous and lusted after MINI!
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   15th February 2010, 14:44

Not too sure... Possibly a different stripe style to before? Not too sure of the technical names, but the one with two wide stripes, then narrow stripes which run front to back, not in a V shape? (there is an example on the post by James on the first page).

Otherwise, as others have said, hold off on getting the stripes done for a bit till you have decided what exactly (if anything) you want.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   15th February 2010, 18:53

Solarin wrote:
Not too sure... Possibly a different stripe style to before? Not too sure of the technical names, but the one with two wide stripes, then narrow stripes which run front to back, not in a V shape? (there is an example on the post by James on the first page).

Otherwise, as others have said, hold off on getting the stripes done for a bit till you have decided what exactly (if anything) you want.

Vipers with pinstripe! Wink T used to have these on her PWR56S! Really looked the bizz too! She has a pic of them somewhere on here!
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 19:51

Here you go Wink



I have to say i agree with Rob the bonnet stripes you have now are very common - go for a change Wink ... and i think more suited to the ONE and Cooper the S needs more aggression Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:08

Although having said that, Vipers went mental last year and are now far more common than ordinary bonnet stripes on club cars - I say Shelby Wink
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:12

I say ... I have no bloody clue what to do now! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:12

Prehaps but i don't have them anymore i had them before the 'rage' if you like. posted the pic up for Nik to see. However lets face it bonnet stripes have been around since the classics so a lot longer... everyones tastes are different i feel the S needs more aggressive stripe.
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:13

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Here you go Wink



I have to say i agree with Rob the bonnet stripes you have now are very common - go for a change Wink ... and i think more suited to the ONE and Cooper the S needs more aggression Very Happy

I already had a pic of your car saved on my laptop, obviously from when yours was my inspiration! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:17

This is what happened to it Sad (My mum took the pics when she arrived at the scene for my insurance)
Prat jumping a traffic Light Mad




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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:19

My first reaction was a swear word - I won't post it!!

Looks like you were lucky to get ok Sad

That's near M and S and Tesco in Camberley isn't it? If my detective skills are working properly!


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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:21

Not knocking your taste in Vipers, nor I am sure are you knocking my taste in bonnet stripes - to me bonnet stripes are very MINI and will always suit the marque, and Viper Stripes are very Dodge Viper and I am not sure the MINI is long and low enough to carry the look off. I always saw it as a playful homage to a classic sports car look rather than a genuine attempt to beef the car up, same with Shelbys: all just cute and ironic. Whatever you do, you will never make a MINI look aggressive lol
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:22

WOW - your car got blitzed!!! Glad you survived - was the roof knocked of/caved in in the accident or did they had to cut it off to get to you?
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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:23

Yeh it is Nik

I was doing 12MPH he was doing around 70MPH - he jumped his red light when mine was green Mad
Paramedics said if i wasn't in a german car ........
the cockpit was all intact and nothing out of place - had to cut the roof as they thought i had spinal injuries Sad and i had difficulty breathing so they didnt want to move me without paramedics on scene

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PostSubject: Re: With stripes or without stripes??   16th February 2010, 20:26

Doesn't bother me about it being off topic - it always scares me when I see photos like that, and is a good reminder that I'm not invincible!!
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