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Stripes Help Needed

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I've had my Thunder Grey S a couple of weeks now and I really want some stripes putting on it. I know stripes aren't for everyone but all my previous MINI's have had stripes and now my F56 looks bare compared to what I'm used to.

The problem is the stripe colour. I bought my S as an Approved Used car from a MINI dealer and it had already had some changes made in that all of the chrome exterior has been painted Chili Red, with the exception of the light surrounds which are matt black (wheels are matt black too). I wanted red stripes to match the other red accents on the car but I'm hitting a brick wall everywhere as no-one seems to have any vinyl in a Chili Red shade. I think it would look odd with the stripes being a different shade of red? I don't know what other colour would look ok apart from red. Black is another obvious choice but I'm worried that it won't stand out enough as Thunder Grey is quite dark anyway. Any suggestions? Silver? I think I've looked at that many different photos and colours that everything just blends into one now and all I see is a blur!

Any help would be much appreciated :)


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IMO A single, quite wide white stripe might look good on it?

I would agree your thinking that the black stripe(s) would not stand out enough and the red ones should be in the same Chili Red shade. Silver or some other shade of gray would probably make it look too a bit too much of everything so I would stay with the basic colors?

Since you already have the red highlights on it, I would continue on the path chosen and go for something bold and the white one should at least stand out on it :) Or go for black stripe that would go from bonnet and across the roof? Perhaps aligning it a bit (1/3?) from the center line of the car?

BTW, really like what you've done with it so far. What's the color of your interior? I see where the thought about silver/light gray stripe came from. Come to think of it, would probably look really nice in matt light gray. The source of inspiration on the color is just not apparent to anyone who hasn't seen the interior... :)
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Thumbs up for the white stripes. The problem with the red pinstripes is that, they should match the chili red shade....
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Looks really good. Might call for little more red on the sides? ;)
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