MINI Cooper Acccessories + MINI Cooper Parts :: R50: 02-06 Hatchback :: Replacement Parts :: exterior replacement parts :: bodywork ::
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Customers' commentsExcellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.
Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.
The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.
The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.
This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.
*plasti-cote is your new best friend* John
out of the box and snapped right on -- 5 minutes...looks great and goes with the black jack on the roof. Mark
I cannot say enough good things about Outmotoring. Quick, on-time shipping. Excellent products for a decent price. But, what really makes them stand out is the excellent customer service. They've been quick to help me find the right part when I couldn't find it on their site. Their knowledge of MINI's and the best parts to use is fantastic. I don't want to go anywhere else for my MINI - whether buying replacement parts (e.g. tie rods) or upgrading the trim elements. After three orders, I'm sold on them!
Scott Scott Specker
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