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I've just noticed that the black roofline (gutter) on my 2014 F56 is starting to show corrosion under the black trim where it meets the A pillar.

I'm thinking it might be possible to cut the black trim on the underside, peel it back, clean out the corrosion and stick the trim back down. Or make a clean cut in the black and use some black belt line tape to make as good a repair as possible?

Has anyone tackled this or does anyone know of an alternate way to fix this?
 

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That's really really unusual, have you had a new screen and the paint has been damaged?
Not to my knowledge.
The car is relatively new to me but there is nothing in its history to indicate a replacement screen.

My description was a bit vague so here is a photo.
You can see the corrosion starting under the black coating.

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Hi @Everywhen

Never had to deal with this myself but I have seen this part removed in order to have PPF applied on the roof

IMO I would remove that roof molding/rain gutter trim and discard it, resolve the issue with corrosion and install a new one :)
- The MINI is a '14, maybe the trim is cracked/worn and its allowing more water underneath it causing the issue

MINI OEM part number: 51337300002
ECS Tuning site with pictures of the underside of the component
: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-mini-parts/roof-molding-rain-gutter-right/51337300002/

I hope the issue gets resolved and keep us posted,

Rich
 

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As long as its the moulding and not the roof it's pretty common on many cars I've seen around but not Mini. As above,replace it asap?
 
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