About a year or two ago (cant quite remember, some time before my rebuild) I replaced my car's original ignition barrel, as the original had worn down considerably.
I have to say, the quality of those plastic keys are appalling! Because of the stupid spring retention thingy that minispares decided to fit to the barrel, a lot of stress is put on the cheap plastic head of the key when taking it out of the barrel.
The other day the head of my spare key broke. Yup, the spare key, as the main key broke a few months prior and I was just too lazy to get a replacement urgently.
Ive botched the key backtogether with metal epoxy (its probably stronger now than from the factory!), still I need to get a replacement ignition key. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like any of the keysmiths here have an appropriate blank in stock. I've tried on and off for a few months now.
I DO NOT want to order another useless plastic key blank from minispares. Preferably, Id like to get one of the old fashioned all metal ones. Does anyone know the appropriate key blank to buy? Someford mini has a whole range of keys by code.
Other alternative suggestions are welcome too of course.