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Headlight surrounds - stick on or replace?

Hi all.


I'm looking to get some of those headlight and taillight rings in black.


I've seen plenty of Ebay for around £90 a set which are the stick-on type. However, in the Genuine Mini Accessories catalogue a JCW replacement set costs £156 inc VAT.


So, has anyone fitted the Ebay type? Do they look/fit OK? Do they completely cover the chrome ones?


The difference in price is not that great, so how tricky is it to fit the replacement ones? I'm guessing I could resell them once I sell the car.


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I got mine from the Dealer because they come with a warranty. If you planning on spending 90.00 for stick on might as well get the real thing from the dealer another option would be have them wrapped by a shop.
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I've got a local guy doing some wrapping for me (door handles & grille surround) - should cost less that £100 to do this, another £50 or so for the light surrounds front & back.

My son is having the lights & door handles done on his VO 3 door Cooper.

I'm based up near Heathrow, the guy is 5 minutes from me, but that's a bit of a trek from the South Coast.
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You could try Monster wraps in Hedge End. They do whole cars, not sure about just parts.
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I didn't realise they were in Hedge End. That's just up the road from my work!


I'll pop in and enquire next week....


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I've got a local guy doing some wrapping for me (door handles & grille surround) - should cost less that £100 to do this, another £50 or so for the light surrounds front & back.

My son is having the lights & door handles done on his VO 3 door Cooper.

I'm based up near Heathrow, the guy is 5 minutes from me, but that's a bit of a trek from the South Coast.
Do you have his details? It's always good to get quotes to make wrap guys not inflate their prices...

I got mine wrapped recently but he couldn't do all the parts (indicators, belt line) and the handles are a bit sketchy. Love to know your guys details as I could pop over there easily enough. (Cheers)


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You could also have them painted for cheaper than buying the black OEM ones. They come off easily enough.

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guys i am also local.

we shud arrange a meet ! - but not at mcdonalds lol
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I bought some vinyl on Amazon and did my rears myself. Took about 30mins and cost me $5. Wasnt hard by any means. Just take your time and use a heat gun to soften the vinyl up. It literally wraps around the surround itself



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