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Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

What Do You Think? Stripes For The Countryman?


Mark Takahashi, an associate editor at edmund's inside line, writes about adding stripes to the 2011 MINI Cooper S Countryman. His take is in the accompanying animated gif. Takahasi writes, in part:
Without the black hood stripes we currently have on our Countryman, it looks downright boring. The black stripes help a little, but it really doesn't do much for me. But those red stripes really spice things up, no?

I like the thick and thin offset stripes. And the number plate on the door fill the large expanses of blank sheetmetal nicely. But I have to say, applying these stripes would be a major pain in the butt. All of those compound curves will make a straight sticker bend all over the place, as I found out when I last undertook this project. I ended up having to precisely stretch the vinyl in some spots and cut and section other areas. When it was all done, though, I was proud of the results.