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So after a brief stint in an Audi TT RS, I decided to reduce my car running costs and find a fun car once more - while the TT was quick, it was just too serious and devoid of feedback.

So this Mini turned up at the local Mini dealership, 1 owner, only 32k and well specced. After a quick test drive and taking a 7k hit on the TT (only depreciated by 1k a month :wall:smile:, I was sold. So much feedback, character, eagerness, great turn it, burbly exhaust, just a lot of fun coupled with great economy :smile:

A brief spec is as follows -

- Mini JCW in midnight black / black alloys.
- Leather interior
- Heated seats
- Heated windscreen
- Panoramic sunroof
- Interior light pack
- Xenons

Plus all the usual JCW bits and bobs

So the short term plans are :

- Replace interior bulbs with LEDs (ordered)
- Reg plate, driving lights, side indicators for LEDs. (ordered)
- Metal pressed plates
- Tint the spotlights / foglights (undecided whether to go black or yellow:confused:)
- Dechrome the headlight and rear lights using plastidip (ordered)
- Stubby aerial (ordered)

Medium - long term plans

- Bilstien Coilovers
- Replace runflats for Mich Supersport 4s
- Drilled front discs with EBC yellowstuff pads
- Breathing mods / meth cooling / stage 1 map
- Walnut blasting of the N18 lump as they're prone to excessive carbon buildup


20170330_180936 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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Pressed plates Osram diadem indicator bulbs arrived today.:

20170401_140206 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Before :

20170401_152116 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

20170401_135949 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Front plate removed :

20170401_143955 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Cleaned with QD wipe down, residue removed with Tardis followed by an IPA wipe down :

20170401_144821 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Front plate fitted :

20170401_145020 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Indicators next. Before :

20170401_135940 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

50/50 :

20170401_141648 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Have to say having used these a number of years ago, I forgot quite how blue they are, they may be changed for silver visions sooner rather than later.

After :

20170401_140955 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr


Onto the back now. Before :

20170401_135949 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

20170401_145316 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Cleaned up :

20170401_150007 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Polished using Megs MF correction pad and compound, followed by a CG hex finishing pad and Megs 205 :

20170401_151207 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

All finished :

20170401_152116 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

20170401_152056 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
 

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Spent the day on the wheels / arches today.

First car i've owned that has these nasty fabric arch liners :doublesho

Attacked the arches / calipers / suspension setup with a 10% solution of surfex.

Wheels were hit with Bilberry / Surfex / Iron X / Tardis and a final Bilberry rinse down. They were then dried and sealed with CarPro Dlux. As were the calipers.

20170406_150227 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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PlastiDip arrived today so i'm going to attempt de-chroming the headlights and rear lights.

Also the interior led kit and puddle lights should be here also. Again will attempt to install them too.
 

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Too much cleaning, not enough lowering
Also I wouldn't be too concerned about coking up on the N18, unless it's not running right, the N14 is the one with ol' blow fetish
 

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Well today wasn't a good day.

Fitting the interior LED pack, specifically the boot one, managed to short it out, so it's no longer working, along with the interior lights and also have an airbag error now?

Thoughts / help?
 

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Hi, Amazing detailing job on the midnight black paintwork! I need to do the same to mine!
You definitely need to lower that badboy! I can recommend the street comfort c/o's by KW, they're great on my black JCW!
 
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