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Petrol cap and door handles to go with the light rings. I think that will do as I don't want to go too gangster ;)

I got them both off ebay from a Chinese supplier, good finish and a quick fit.

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First off the car looks fantastic midnightf56! I love the matte graffics with the touch of red!

I too have gone the dechroming route. I sourced the gas cap cover, door handle covers, trim rings, beltline blackout kit and S stickers from outmotoring.com, the sidemarker lights from mini.sewell.com. I am just waiting for the beltline kit to arrive.

I used a freight forwarder and had everything sent to me here in Qatar.

Then I will have to track down a decent vinyl place here in Qatar to cover up the front chrome ring on the grill then I am done.

Although not chrome, I am planning remove the rear wiper too for a cleaner look. 5 days of rain a year means I don't really need a rear wiper :)
 

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First off the car looks fantastic midnightf56! I love the matte graffics with the touch of red!

I too have gone the dechroming route. I sourced the gas cap cover, door handle covers, trim rings, beltline blackout kit and S stickers from outmotoring.com, the sidemarker lights from mini.sewell.com. I am just waiting for the beltline kit to arrive...

Although not chrome, I am planning remove the rear wiper too for a cleaner look. 5 days of rain a year means I don't really need a rear wiper :)
Showoff! ;-)

Do you have any pictures of the whole car from the front? I'm interested in how the black headlight surrounds look as a whole against the red.

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Where can I purchase these blackened surrounds for the front and rear rights? And the boot lip? I am in the UK

Many thanks!!! :D
Well Midnight Black, looks to me outmotoring.com will ship to you in the UK, I don't have any experience with sources in Europe. Outmotoring.com had great customer service, they answered my questions promptly, and when there was a small snafu with my order, they shipped me the missing part right away. A real pleasure to deal with them.

From the home page of http://www.outmotoring.com/

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Showoff! ;-)

Do you have any pictures of the whole car from the front? I'm interested in how the black headlight surrounds look as a whole against the red.

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How are these?
 

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Where can I purchase these blackened surrounds for the front and rear rights? And the boot lip? I am in the UK

Many thanks!!! :D
MINI sells the black headlight and taillight rings, so may also be able to get them from your dealer. Here are the part numbers. They'll fit any F56 or F55:

51712285495
51712285496 Black Line Taillights

51712355791
51712355798 Black Line Headlights

The boot lids on the Cooper S are black standard aren't they? You could always get the Cooper S boot lid part. I don't have the part # for that though...
 

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MINI sells the black headlight and taillight rings, so may also be able to get them from your dealer. Here are the part numbers. They'll fit any F56 or F55:

51712285495
51712285496 Black Line Taillights

51712355791
51712355798 Black Line Headlights

The boot lids on the Cooper S are black standard aren't they? You could always get the Cooper S boot lid part. I don't have the part # for that though...
For the boot lid, there is a variety of part numbers, see here:

http://www.etk.cc/bmw/EN/search/selectCar/F56/HC/BMW+Cooper+S+B48/ECE/41/41_2290/

The piece you are looking for is part #1 , but depending if you bought the car in Japan, have reversing camera your part number will vary. I strongly recommend confirming with your dealer on the exact part number your car needs.
 

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First off the car looks fantastic midnightf56! I love the matte graffics with the touch of red!

I too have gone the dechroming route. I sourced the gas cap cover, door handle covers, trim rings, beltline blackout kit and S stickers from outmotoring.com, the sidemarker lights from mini.sewell.com. I am just waiting for the beltline kit to arrive.

I used a freight forwarder and had everything sent to me here in Qatar.

Then I will have to track down a decent vinyl place here in Qatar to cover up the front chrome ring on the grill then I am done.

Although not chrome, I am planning remove the rear wiper too for a cleaner look. 5 days of rain a year means I don't really need a rear wiper :)

Hey, glad you like. Quite a few people have asked for the dimensions as they have copied the design, which is fine by me :) I've had the stripes on for nearly a year now so I might remove the red pinstripe in the future and just have the matte black. Your chilli red S really suits the de-chrome look, please post up some pics when you get the belt line done.

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Blacked out my grille (the inner, not the surround) using 3m vinyl. Will change to a black gloss from a mini one in the summer.

Gonna try and do the rear handle in the next few days

Not sure if I want to do any more - personally, I think a little chrome makes it more mini like (on a cooper body at least)
Maybe the belt line could go perhaps ;0)

Also thinking of adding some clear matte stripes and maybe some clear matte 37s on the doors - but again, I prefer a cleaner look.
 

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