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    Categories: Roof Sticker

Cross of St. George Roof Sticker MINI One, MINI Cooper (R50), MINI Cooper S (R53)

EBA – 01 29 0 148 962
Mini Installation Instructions

The installation time is approx. 0.75 hours, but this may vary depending on the condition of the car and the equipment in it.

Retrofit kit No. 51 14 0 146 059

Contents

Section

Important information
1. Parts kit
2. To affix the roof foils

Important information

The retrofit kit is for use within the MINI dealership organisation only.

Target group

The target group for these installation instructions is specialist personnel trained on MINI cars with the appropriate specialist knowledge.

All work must be completed using the latest MINI repair manuals, circuit diagrams, servicing manuals and work instructions in a rational order using the prescribed tools (special tools) and observing current health and safety regulations.

Installation information

The sticker should be installed by two people.

After the foil has been affixed do not move the car for 12 hours and do not wash it for 48 hours.

To achieve a good bond the car must be at a temperature of approx. 20°C. During the affixing and hardening process the car must not be exposed to direct sunlight and must be parked in a place where there is absolutely no wind.

When spreading the installation solution do not exert excessive pressure on the surface of the roof to avoid damaging it.

Clean the roof before affixing the sticker to it. The roof surface must be absolutely dry, clean and free of wax and grease. Before attempting to affix the sticker make up an installation solution consisting of 19 parts water and one part detergent.

Required special tools

Spray bottle with installation solution (ratio 19 parts water to one part detergent), needle

1. Parts kit

A Support element with foil segment
B Blade
C Blade cover

2. To install the roof foils

[1]Clean the roof (1) with a cleaning cloth (2) and suitable cleaning products. The roof must then be absolutely dry, clean and free of wax and grease.

Unscrew the roof aerial from its mounting. Turn the cover (3) on the aerial mounting through an angle of approx. 45° and then lift it.

Spray the complete roof (1) with plenty of the installation solution (2).

Push the blade B into the blade cover C.

The foil is affixed to the support element A. The adhesive side of the foil segment (2) is covered with a printed backing foil (1).

Carefully remove the backing foil (1) from the support element A with the foil segment (2). Wet the entire area with the installation solution.

Align the support element A in the centre of the roof. Ensure that the foil segment is equidistant from the gutters (1) on each side.

When the support element A has been aligned, move the blade B and the blade cover C over the support element A to remove the installation solution from underneath the segment. Always push the installation solution from the centre of the foil segment to the outside.

Wet the entire surface of the support element A with liberal amounts of installation solution several times.

Wait for approx. 10 – 20 minutes to allow the glue to dry.

Ensure that the foil segment is affixed to the roof and does not move.

Pull the support element A off the foil segment at as acute an angle as possible. Whilst you are doing this secure the foil segment with the rake if necessary.

Spray the segment with installation solution at regular intervals. This makes it easier to flatten it

and also prevents damaging the foil and the roof paintwork.

Do not exert excessive pressure on the surface of the roof to avoid damaging it.

Push out any further installation solution that remains under the foil segment. To do this push any bubbles that you can see on the surface from the centre of the segment to the outside. Hold the blade B and the blade cover C at an acute angle to the roof surface when doing this.

Only use this method if it is no longer possible to remove the fluid with the rake.

If, despite smoothing the foils carefully you can still see bubbles in them, it is possible to puncture these bubbles.

To do this push a thin needle (1) through the bubbles (2) in the foil segment. The water in the bubbles can then by removed using a dry cloth.

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