More Blimey Leather!

I’m still loving my Redline Goods custom shift and brake boots. They really helped bring the Union Jack color scheme inside the car.

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I recently replaced my OEM armrest with the MINI aftermarket armrest – it sits higher and is a better anatomical fit for me, and works better, and I think looks better, and liberates the rear cupholder. But it came with a cheap black vinyl pad on top, that didn’t match my seats or anything else in my car. I just HAD to do something about that…

So I contacted Maciek at Redline Goods – but they had never seen one of these armrests before. He agreed to make me a cover for it – but I had to send the pad from my armrest TO POLAND to have it fitted… so I did. A few weeks later, I had this:

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Much better than the black pad! This is an easy swap – there are six screws that hold the pad on the lid, and the cover just wraps around and sticks to the pad backer with double sided tape. Redline Goods has a template for this now – so you can just order the cover for the MINI Euro Armrest – no shipping to Poland necessary!

Of course, I couldn’t stop there… so I also had him make me some covers for the door armrests. Blimey’s Union Jackification is nearly complete!

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Looks GREAT to me… really livens up the interior, and makes everything look like a package. Ties the stripes, grille and external Union Jacks to the interior. And the door armrests make the entry to the car look like it should, IMHO.

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It’s taken almost a year and a half – but Blimey’s UJ theme is finally just about “there”… now time to do more with the engine bay…

7 Comments

  1. 25 Union Jacks. And about 10 other things that are UJ-colored but don’t actually have a flag on them… not counting the UJ’s I wear when I drive… or the tattoos… or body jewelry…

  2. Hi Mel! Armrests are “involved”… but not bad by your standards… you pull out a bunch of staples to remove the old covers, and use a staple gun to install the new ones – you have to push HARD (and I mean HARD) to get the new staples to seat properly. But once you get a feel for it, it goes quick and easy. Instructions are here:
    http://www.redlinegoods.com/MINIarminst.shtm

  3. Looks fantastic! I wish I could find some checkerboard leather or vinyl so I could do my armrests like that. That exhaust mod is really cool too! Looking forward to seeing it all in person soon.

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