Official MINI photo thread!

Official MINI photo thread!

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GaryF

844 posts

219 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Looks good!

What's the score with the exhaust tips - are they clamped on? I have a JCW and I think they are part-and-parcel of the back section.

What about the remaining chrome bits? Not tempted to go to the dark side? smile

rigga

7,055 posts

167 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Jcw box on mine (factory without the jcw logo) they just slip on and are secured with hidden grub screws.

Handles and fuel filler covers are in the post currently wink
Then I've got a spare set of xenon Headlamps in the garage I'm planning on Joey mod, and paint the xenon ring red, looks wise then I'm done.

GaryF

844 posts

219 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Good work, all in hand then smile

What sort of money are the F56 exaust tips and are they a nice snug fit over the standard R56 JCW exhaust?

Edited by GaryF on Monday 29th June 16:59

rigga

7,055 posts

167 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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https://www.killallchrome.co.uk/product/mini-gen-2...

£152 but you get 10% off if you use promo code minibitz10 fit really snug over the jcw pipes, look well made in either gloss or matt carbon.

GaryF

844 posts

219 months

Tuesday 30th June 2020
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Thanks - will resist. For now...

MrC986

2,850 posts

157 months

Tuesday 30th June 2020
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Bedford a couple of years ago when enjoying the air con on a very hot day. The car had KWs, a decat & Milltek exhaust, uprated intercooler, remap & ADO8Rs plus some uprated pads driving

vigoro

101 posts

128 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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Picked this up yesterday, seems quite fun to drive so far!


Matt97

594 posts

94 months

Monday 13th July 2020
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I took a trip over into Wales on Sunday which was enjoyable, nice to finally cover some good miles in the car again!




rigga

7,055 posts

167 months

Sunday 19th July 2020
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Got rid of the last of the chrome bits



And a subtle touch on the wing


GaryF

844 posts

219 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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G4 Gtechniq on the black trim.



rigga

7,055 posts

167 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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How long will it stay like that?
I generally only wipe the black bits with WD40 or back to black if I have a tin lying about.

TameRacingDriver

14,486 posts

238 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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Radiator decided it had enough in the middle of a hoon.

cerb4.5lee

19,100 posts

146 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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TameRacingDriver said:
Radiator decided it had enough in the middle of a hoon.
frown

My TVR always enjoyed going for a ride on those if that's any consolation, so I do know how you feel.

GaryF

844 posts

219 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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rigga said:
How long will it stay like that?
I generally only wipe the black bits with WD40 or back to black if I have a tin lying about.
Not quite sure. This is the first time I have tried it. Most of the stuff I've used before has been naff, the best being Meguiars Ultimate Black.

The G4 Gtechnic blurb says it lasts 'up to two years' and does have some good reviews. It is quite expensive at around £22 for a tiny 15ml vial - all of which I used in one go. I did get to do all exterior plastics though incuding grilles (via a paint brush). Will report back how it stands up to rain and washing.

Edited by GaryF on Tuesday 21st July 22:59

Nicolamarie

6 posts

12 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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R52 post lock down drive

Maracus

3,624 posts

134 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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GaryF said:
rigga said:
How long will it stay like that?
I generally only wipe the black bits with WD40 or back to black if I have a tin lying about.
Not quite sure. This is the first time I have tried it. Most of the stuff I've used before has been naff, the best being Meguiars Ultimate Black.

The G4 Gtechnic blurb says it lasts 'up to two years' and does have some good reviews. It is quite expensive at around £22 for a tiny 15ml vial - all of which I used in one go. I did get to do all exterior plastics though incuding grilles (via a paint brush). Will report back how it stands up to rain and washing.

Edited by GaryF on Tuesday 21st July 22:59
I've been using black shoe polish with the sponge, works a treat. Very, very long lasting.

itsnotarace

4,685 posts

175 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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^^ Thats a good tip thanks, been fed up of reapplying back to black every couple of months so will give that a try

Tashadog

5 posts

43 months

Saturday 1st August 2020
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Hi all

First time Mini owner, collected yesterday. Was under orders from SWMBO to get a more practical car but still needed to be fun!

Surprised how sterile it's cousin, BMW X2 M35i, was in comparison.

rigga

7,055 posts

167 months

Monday 14th September 2020
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Yes more pics of my car, but a reason.

Not really been into cleaning, I mean really cleaning, as in detailing, seemed an awful lot of effort, and although this isn't that involved, I've recently purchased some trial bits off jennychem, tfr, snow foam, wash and wax, wheel cleaner, iron x, tyre dressing etc basicly lots of bits and bobs.

Had a go today, and I have to say, I've never had a cleaner car, very impressed, I can see how it can become an obsession though.






GaryF

844 posts

219 months

Monday 14th September 2020
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Very swish!

What have you put on the black plastic trim? The G4 on mine is lasting well and still beading water after lots of rain and a few washes.