The Mini Cooper has undergone numerous changes since the first version of the famed British compact hit the streets in 1961. A 2001 redesign and relaunch breathed new life into the Mini, which is now manufactured by BMW. For owners of Mini Coopers looking for custom detailing ideas, a variety of options are available.
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The easiest way to customise your Mini is with magnetic features that can be attached and detached at any time. A variety of magnetic options exist, such as a package that includes magnetic decals of the Monte Carlo edition number 37 race markings, including bonnet stripes and a magnetic "37" decal for each door. In addition, magnetic bonnet stripes are also available in a range of colours. Other magnetic exterior options include protective magnetic stone-guards that attach to the panels in front of the rear wheels and magnetic door guards to prevent dings and scratches in tight parking situations.
Bras and Covers
Bras and vehicle covers are also a popular option for protecting the bonnet of your Mini Cooper from damage from stone or gravel chips while driving. Among these are the snug-fitting Colgan custom two-piece bra, which is available for both the standard Mini Cooper and the Mini Cooper "S" model. The same company also offers mirror covers that are custom-cut to fit Mini mirrors. All bras and covers are made from a synthetic-backed vinyl designed to withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures.
Exterior customisation options for Mini Coopers are numerous and varied. These include a chrome pollen air-intake vent grill, a kit to replace the standard chrome grill with a flat black grill, different types of bonnet bonnet scoops, stainless steel pollen bezel trim, a chrome rear boot lid handle cover, chrome side repeaters (in either a flame or cross-hatch design), chrome bumper cover trim kit and a chrome fuel filler cap cover. Other options are a sunroof wind deflector, roof spoilers and door handles in various patterns, including black and white checker pattern, red, white and blue Union Jack and a grey-scale Union Jack. These same designs are also available in side mirror covers.
One of the most distinctive ways to customise a Mini Cooper is through adding graphics to its roof. A wide range of options are available, such as a design that spells out "Mini" on various coloured backgrounds, the classic black and white checkerboard pattern and variations on the "heliport" symbol. One of the most popular roof designs is the classic Union Jack design, but patterns derived from the American, Canadian and Puerto Rican flags are also available. Other roof options are patterns based on the traditional emblems of St. George's cross and St. Andrew's cross. In addition, the "roof studio" on the MiniUSA website features a number of creative custom designs.
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