MINI New Guy from OKC

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  1. OKCmike

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    #1 OKCmike, Jul 7, 2018
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    Hi guys,

    My Name is Michael Bilbrey. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I'm a relative new Miniac. Always liked'em and purchased a 2005 Mini S. in this past year. She's black with sunroof, chrono pkg. 6 speed manual with l.s.d. 15% reduction pulley, Borla exhaust and is pretty damn zippy. Here's a couple photos. stripes2.jpg [/ATTACH] stripes5.jpg stripes6.jpg
     
  2. MCS02

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    Welcome to MA! Nice looking R53!
     
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    Welcome to the modness. Great site and greater people. Nice car with all the right 'stuff'.
     
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    Nice looking car. Welcome to the neighborhood. Stick around, I think you’ll like it.
     
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    Nice R53
     
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    Welcome !! Nice looking ride.
     
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    Welcome to M/A! Nice looking R53...enjoy your new-to-you ride!:Thumbsup:
     
  8. OKCmike

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    Thanks guys, I really love these cars, even more fun to drive than my Mustang Cobra. I put the stripes on after buying, went much wider than the factory ones. Liked'em at first but getting kind of tired of them, Thinking of going with a black metal flake wrap or paint job.. I've strolled thru a few of the sites threads and seems like a really good forum to be a part of. Thanks again for the welcome
     
  9. Sully

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    Welcome - to MA.. can't wait to see which way you go with the new wrap. :D
     
  10. beken

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    Sweet ride. Welcome to Motoring Alliance.
     
  11. caseydog

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    Welcome, from three hours South of you.

    Those stripes are pretty bold. I can see how they might wear on you, after a while.

    Good wraps are pretty pricey, and the notion that they can be removed later with no negative consequences is not completely accurate. I watched a crew remove a wrap from a Bentley Continental GT about a month ago, and a one-foot by 4-inch section of paint came with it -- right down to the primer. Ouch!

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  13. OKCmike

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    Thanks Sully, Beken and Caseydog,yeah Big D. I'm re-thinking on the wrap. I've noticed a little crinkling on the edge of wrap on the mirror and very front edge of one of the stripes since they've been on there for about a year. They're lots of graphic shops in OKC so I'm going to ask some of the Coffee and Cars guys at their car shows for references and opinions on the subject. Might just have to go with paint.-decisions, decisions? Really like this site since I've had time to read quite a few articles., very informative and concise.
     

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