Roof Gutter Trim Options
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:13 PM
we just put a deposit down on a 1990 mini checkmate racing green (think thats the model name - confusing) anyway... one of the things I noticed I wanted to sort out once i got it was the roof gutter trim.
the trim on the car at the moment is in a sorry state, hard brittle faded black plastic thats cracked in numerous places, it pulled away easy enough and the actual gutter it sound - but I dont want this trim on the car - there is even one bit thats been repaired using black carpet tape.
anyway - is it normal in the mini world to just remove this trim and leave it bare or does it really need that trim on there ?
also was pleased to see minispares sells an £8 roll of trim for this ,... well I was pleased till I realised that was for older minis and I needed the bizzarly priced £41 per side version ? is there any alternatives to this or will just ripping the old stuff off and tidying up the bare gutter be sufficient ?
ta in advance.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:16 PM
Edited by mini-luke, 19 May 2012 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:50 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:01 PM
Now in my garage hanging in a loop on a nail,the trim not me!
Best without I reckon.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:36 PM
i found it easier placing the trim in a warm place for a couple of hours then fitting it as it was slightly more flexible.
personally i think minis look a lot better without the trim but i will be using a gutter clamp roof rack occasionally which fits tighter with the trim fitted
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