Yours from memory is the lighter shade of metallic blue with a white roof? Bet that Atomspeed intake looked nice in white to be fair. Did it have whit bonnet stripes too?I was unsure about doing the headlight rings too, it was the last thing I did on mine to dechrome, so glad I did as it totally transformed the look once done, I bought the sticky vinyl kit off kill all chrome which was so easy to do, the only mistake i did was one of the rings mustn’t have clipped back on properly and I lost it on a bumpy road when it pinged off!
since then I picked up those spyder halo lights with black surrounds and inners
bonnet scoop, I’ve got the atomspeed scoop on mine that was originally white off maccmikes car, I’ve done it black with rattle cans from Halfords but to be honest I’d prefer it to be the same as the car but I’m a cheapskate and didn’t want to pay a professional to do it properly and get the colour match right!
get that spoiler done black too, and the badges
Nice, by the looks of them the boxed ones are off some Merc? Look brand new too. Again doesn't sound like a bad price and an excuse to have a drive out to Costa del Sean. Don't take this the wrong way but I'd just bring the wheels up.... the garage I used to work for has a place about 30 sec walk away from the one I'm at now and around Cong tyres and exhausts are what they're known for so for a few beer tokens I can have the tyres off, on and balanced up again.I'm an agent for Pristine Wheels who I've been using for over 20 years, they were the warranty wheel re-furbishers for Mercedes Benz and Toyota/Lexus amongst others, Some wheels come back hard to tell they aren't new but obviously many typical refurbs are pitted etc mostly being older rims done, you can't remove everything, but still they're among the best done that I've seen.
They did my R98's in sparkle silver the last time, only because the diamond turned finish never lasts. The issue with two piece wheels though is you pay per piece! so over £120 per wheel plus tyre work which is never more than £15 for removal and refitting with valve and balance. Single piece wheels are obviously cheaper. My advice is to forget diamond turning, I think I've done it now for the last time on a couple of my cars because it shaves the rim so you only get one or two goes at it so I'll probably do those silver or sparkle.
Anyway if you want some doing you can drop them off here and I'll strip the tyres and keep them for refit after what is 'usually' a 7-10 day turnaround, or some I can have done from a stock of rims so they'll send me a freshly refurbished set, you bring the car for me to get them swapped and I return the old wheels to them, no additional carriage etc.
They won't accept replica wheels on the exchange scheme at all but will refurb you own wheels. If there are kerb marks or cracks and other damage those are charged on top, typically £25- £35 a rim plus vat. They can do centre caps where applicable again at a cost but they'll match. They will do custom colours to a paint sample provided, but they won't do chrome 'look'. Mostly I do people's own wheels. I can supply tyres etc. I just don't fit them myself currently while my tyre changer and balancer aren't at home.
Worth a mention I guess. They follow steps in their process others just don't use, and they don't use fillers, they'll grind out a rim and build it up, they can also correct some slightly oval rims within reason.
These are 20 year old rims, albeit off a 28k car.
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no mine is light blue with black roof and stripesYours from memory is the lighter shade of metallic blue with a white roof? Bet that Atomspeed intake looked nice in white to be fair. Did it have whit bonnet stripes too?
Take it those headlamps are an Ebay special? How do they compare to the Xenon ones? Because I don't really rate them, thought they'd be really bright but they're nothing special.
Got a Cooper aero spoiler to go on after its all painted and need to get a G-wing so the centre can be painted roof colour too.
That's it! Remember the black wheels. 🤣 The intake looks loads better in black Can't overly see but have you got the Minibitz black door handle and fuel cap covers? And those headlamps do look quite nice too, is the halo round the bottom of the 2 circles or around the circumference of the headlamp? And you've got the JCW grilles, both of 'em!no mine is light blue with black roof and stripes
the headlights were a chance buy from costal cars in Lancaster, I’d called in to see what they did not knowing they didn’t do anything mini tuning wise any more but they had a box of R53 bits they were selling for a customer, got them for £90, they are really bright, better than the xenons but I think they need adjusting a bit as one seems to be pointing a bit high, they actually have Halo rings which I’ve yet to wire up to a Permanent feed to act as day driving lights
As for a G wing, yes I want one of those but they are a lot of money
here’s my car with and without the black headlight rings on
and the scoop before and after