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Old 09-28-2017, 03:20 PM
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Thanks for replying! I'm having a really hard time to remove the original ones. I think once I'm done I'm not going to replace them.
Benbalo, My R52 LOTSC had the original stripes on it when I bought it. The stripes were shot and baked into the paint. I tried a heat gun which was not effective. What worked for me was a 3m eraser wheel. It worked great. I was able to remove the stripes and residue but it didn't help with the ghosting that remained. I haven't decided if I'm putting new stripes on but I think I may have to in order to cover the ghosting. I hope that helps. Good luck.


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Old 09-29-2017, 06:58 AM
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Thanks indiman, I will try that this weekend!

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Benbalo, My R52 LOTSC had the original stripes on it when I bought it. The stripes were shot and baked into the paint. I tried a heat gun which was not effective. What worked for me was a 3m eraser wheel. It worked great. I was able to remove the stripes and residue but it didn't help with the ghosting that remained. I haven't decided if I'm putting new stripes on but I think I may have to in order to cover the ghosting. I hope that helps. Good luck.


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Thanks indiman, I will try that this weekend!


There's a technique to using a 3m eraser wheel. Do an internet search for video demos/instructions.


I hope it works for you.
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Thought has crossed my mind lately of selling mine. I'm surprised just how little kbb says it's worth. Is there any additional worth in it being one of the last 100?
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Does KBB even have an option to check for the LO100?
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Not that i have seen, just JCW i believe.
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Not that i have seen, just JCW i believe.
Yep. No option for it.
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I'm gonna keep it. Just hope my insurance doesn't exceed our income when the key starts driving lol.
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A surprise Christmas gift from my wife: 2008 Cooper S JCW w/Sidewalk trim. It’s #82 of the 100 - and only 52k miles. Seems in great shape and drives beautifully. Only bummer is there’s only one key fob left (not even the wallet spare) and of course the front badge is long gone if it was ever there. But otherwise it’s very clean aside from usual paint wear and tear.

Anyway - an amazing car! I’ve had a thing for vintage cars - old Alfas, Fiat, MG etc. So this Cooper feels like a great bridge of sorts between old spirit and all the modern advantages (and a car I can take the kids around in guilt free). I’ve mostly been grinning a lot and running nonexistent “errands” so far...
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A very nice example of the supercharged Gen1. Now you need to take the car several hours west and do some twisties around the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just did a day trip last week to do just that. The area south of 58 between Stuart and Meadows of Dan is a MINI heaven.
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A surprise Christmas gift from my wife: 2008 Cooper S JCW w/Sidewalk trim. It’s #82 of the 100 - and only 52k miles. Seems in great shape and drives beautifully. Only bummer is there’s only one key fob left (not even the wallet spare) and of course the front badge is long gone if it was ever there. But otherwise it’s very clean aside from usual paint wear and tear.

Anyway - an amazing car! I’ve had a thing for vintage cars - old Alfas, Fiat, MG etc. So this Cooper feels like a great bridge of sorts between old spirit and all the modern advantages (and a car I can take the kids around in guilt free). I’ve mostly been grinning a lot and running nonexistent “errands” so far...
Awesome Christmas gift. Welcome to the Last of the Supercharged club!
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Thanks so much - a great area to drive I agree. Took my old Alfa Spider in that area once.

Also an important correction - I finally squinted closely at the passenger doorsill badge - it is 71 of 100, not 82 (which was the number my wife recalled). I was too busy driivig to look closely yesterday!
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A surprise Christmas gift from my wife: 2008 Cooper S JCW w/Sidewalk trim. It’s #82 of the 100 - and only 52k miles. Seems in great shape and drives beautifully. Only bummer is there’s only one key fob left (not even the wallet spare) and of course the front badge is long gone if it was ever there. But otherwise it’s very clean aside from usual paint wear and tear.

Anyway - an amazing car! I’ve had a thing for vintage cars - old Alfas, Fiat, MG etc. So this Cooper feels like a great bridge of sorts between old spirit and all the modern advantages (and a car I can take the kids around in guilt free). I’ve mostly been grinning a lot and running nonexistent “errands” so far...
Wow, nice gift. Yea the front badge might be in the glove box by chance, those things are NLA as back later in the post.
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