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  1. shawnf711

    shawnf711 New Member

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    hi i am new to the mini world. My dad bought an 08 mc and gave me his 03 mc i just love it. however i need help i want to clean the 03 up a little bit any suggestions? thanks
     
  2. RonsMinnie

    RonsMinnie New Member
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    Let's see it -- Welcome to MA!
     
  3. Metalman

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    Welcome to M/A.:D
     
  4. Justa Jim

    Justa Jim Well-Known Member
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    Welcome. If you mean "detail it" then there are a lot of OCD types around here. You may be sorry you asked. :lol:

    Jim
     
  5. lotsie

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    Lots of info in the detailing.

    Welcome to M/A!

    Mark
     
  6. Mr. Jim

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    Welcome to M/A! Let's see those pictures :Thumbsup:

    Cheers
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  7. mini_racer

    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    Just use the search function for detailing and cleaning info and start reading.

    Oh, and welcome to MA.
     
  8. shawnf711

    shawnf711 New Member

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    here is my 2003 MC

    Well, I just got the inside steam cleaned today. The windows are getting tinted tomorrow. I want the car to have a good look. Thats more of what i ment by clean sorry, but it is just a base model cooper and thats all i need but i didnt know if anyone had any suggestions on anything to fix it up.
     

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    a couple more

    here is some more pics
     

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  10. JC55MINI

    JC55MINI New Member

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    Search and check out a lot of the vendors on the site. Everything from graphics to add-ons can help you get a look that matches "your" style.

    If that were my car, and I'm only speaking from personal taste, I would add more black and look at losing some, if not all, of that chrome.

    Save up for some cooler wheels too.

    Congrats on the MINI and remember, there is only you that has to like your car.
     
  11. shawnf711

    shawnf711 New Member

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    yes i really want some flat black wheels and i am want a new grill but i dont know which one to get?
     
  12. Johngo

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    Very nice for a gimme! My Dad NEVER gave me a MINI... :nonod:

    :D

    Welcome to M/A!
     
  13. shawnf711

    shawnf711 New Member

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    update

    here is my windows tinted..... and to be done is getting rid of the chrome.
     

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    Nice acquisition! Welcome to the forums!
     
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    first off Welcome!

    As I fall into the "OCD" category happy to help on the detail part
     
  16. shawnf711

    shawnf711 New Member

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    Sadly, there is a lot of "trash" in the paint that I did not even notice until I washed it the other day. So it needs a lot of help in the cleaning department. However, I have to get some work done on the hood, I know the guys at the body shop so they said they will spray the bumpers because the look terrible. I really want the cooper S front bumper.(R53 I think?). Unfortunately, I cannot find one anywhere!!!!
     
  17. werD

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    Are you stalking the local salvage yards? Maybe a body shop?

    Either can have R53 bumpers from time to time, a little tlc & refinish can score you a great deal on one.
     
  18. Mr. Jim

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    Looking good :Thumbsup:
     
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    Wash with Dawn dish washing detergent and spend another hour or so with a Clay Bar will clean up allot of the paint contaminants. Good coat of a quality wax and you'll be in pretty good shape

    We'll talk about paint correction another day.............
     
  20. lotsie

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    A wipe down with 50/50 mixed alcohol and water after the dawn wash is a good idea. The dawn is good at removing most old waxes, but won't touch a wax like Epic, or Zaino.

    Mark
     

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