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PostSubject: F56 dechroming   8th July 2014, 16:57

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know of anywhere local to me in Sussex to have my new F56 dechromed? I am unsure to the extent I would like to take this, and what colour to go. Do i do some parts black and some CC (blazing red) or do I go all black?

- around the body trim (below glass)
- front grille
- front & rear headlight surrounds
- petrol cap
- door handles

Can these be vinyl wrapped or do they need to be coated? Part of me thinks its a bit over to the top to do it all, but part tells me to follow through and if I am looking to dechrome then do it all! I could even introduce a third colour (maybe a gunmetal sort of anthracite). I spoke to my Mini dealer and they were reluctant to paint the parts due to the shiny finish on them being bad for painting on.

Any ideas and help on how to and where to go about getting this all done?

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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   8th July 2014, 20:36

Easiest solution will be to wrap the parts

If it looks rubbish you can change it or remove it

Paint it will cost alot more


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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   8th July 2014, 20:58

How were your bits done? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   8th July 2014, 21:22

My coloured bits on mine are from MINI themselves - its part of the blackline kit



There is guy with an F56 off MINITORQUE who has coloured coded his

He has got his painted



http://www.minitorque.com/forum/f890/my-thunder-grey-f56-cooper-s-project-thread-41314/
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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   8th July 2014, 22:18

Not heard of this blackline kit? So if i pop into my dealers they will know what i'm talking about?

edit: ignore me, just realised this is an f56 so they probably don't exist. Basically i want to trim my bits (if you pardon the pun) asap but its a lot harder than I first imagined!  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   9th July 2014, 05:36

I think with the F56 being only a few months old, the options to personalise it are currently thin barring the official MINI ones such as scuttle surrounds and mirror caps.
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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   14th July 2014, 22:25

Personally I like your MINI as it is and think a bit of chrome looks classy Smile

I'd wrap your existing parts, you can buy the material and do yourself or get a professional to do it. If you go professional then give Surrey MINI Graphics a shout, they are a club sponsor, look in sponsor forum for details, lots have used them and been pleased Smile

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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   15th July 2014, 09:16

Thanks Davy,

I am going to Surrey MINI Graphics on Saturday hopefully to have the beltline and grill wrapped, but I don't think black headlight surrounds would look very nice, otherwise I would have them wrapped too.

I have decided to go down the CC route for this, and as blazing red is a metallic they need to be painted really Sad
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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   15th July 2014, 11:31

Totally agree on being CC'd just wouldn't look right black!

Look forward to seeing the result after the weekend Smile

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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   15th July 2014, 11:58

I'm trying my best to get the CCing done on thursday or friday too - so there's a chance that this will all be done for Minis on the Rec on Sunday Smile

Dan at DS graphics has said that Saturday is weather dependent, i guess he does the work outdoors so if it rains it can't be done this week Sad
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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   15th July 2014, 14:00

Yes he did some work for me outside, it did rain a bit but he still finished Smile

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PostSubject: Re: F56 dechroming   15th July 2014, 14:59

It looks like my local body shop will be able to CC my surrounds for the weekend - so its looking positive.

Not sure what to do with the door handles and petrol cap though? Leave them? Wrap them? Paint them?
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