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9 days and 947 miles in and finally prised myself out of the drivers seat long enough to take some pictures.....

I have 2BM cleaned the car with all usual mini (no pun intended) detailing products used with 2 final coats of paint sealer. I am mega happy with the standard of paint, first new car I have owned not requiring correction out of the box.

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr

And finally, the obligatory start button picture :D

2014 F56 Mini Cooper S by stevenjohntaylor, on Flickr
 

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Absolutely fabulous it really is the best colour. Love mine and like you think the paint finish very good though it should be after its ostrich feather treatment! Car body man once told me the mini paint work on the r56 and this model due to a plant upgrade is second to none. Friend has a bmw and there is far more orange peel effect on it. Minis are like glass.
 
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Absolutely fabulous it really is the best colour. Love mine and like you think the paint finish very good though it should be after its ostrich feather treatment! Car body man once told me the mini paint work on the r56 and this model due to a plant upgrade is second to none. Friend has a bmw and there is far more orange peel effect on it. Minis are like glass.
Agreed - this is all but perfect.
 

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Looks great, told my dealer not to touch it, don't wash it and again was pretty spot on, so I know where the damage comes from, when they prep em.
I asked my dealer not to detail the car and was told they would go ahead as normal as they can't provide a car un-cleaned...

Still not sure if I should be arguing with them about it or whether it's worth the hassle
 

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I asked my dealer not to detail the car and was told they would go ahead as normal as they can't provide a car un-cleaned...

Still not sure if I should be arguing with them about it or whether it's worth the hassle
Let them clean.
 

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I asked my dealer not to detail the car and was told they would go ahead as normal as they can't provide a car un-cleaned...

Still not sure if I should be arguing with them about it or whether it's worth the hassle
Dealers don't detail cars, they clean them. If you have a detailer you usually use, get them to do a pre delivery detail at the dealer before you pick it up.

Personally I didn't bother, thought I would take my chances...the gamble paid off! The paint was perfect at handover...so much so, I drove home, quickly rinsed the car and applied two coats of paint sealer; gave it a full detail as stated at the start of the thread. The solid colours are much easier to detail and present...hardest are the dark metallics - having said that though, when a dark metalic car is detailed to a professional standard they look stunning.
 

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I asked my dealer not to detail the car and was told they would go ahead as normal as they can't provide a car un-cleaned...

Still not sure if I should be arguing with them about it or whether it's worth the hassle
I believe some dealers are like this, mine was going to be professionally detailed and had a glass coating applied, he told it would be more expensive if they washed and scratched it or inflict swirl marks, I also said to the dealer will pay for the rectification work if it's washed.

How I picked it up, stickers and protection stuff all over




 
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