These emergency brake handles are hand turned from exotic woods by Robin Casady. The handle replaces the plastic handle that came with your MINI Cooper. It is held firmly in place with a stainless steel set screw in an anodized aluminum adaptor. Installation information can be found by clicking on this link.
40mm dia.x 112mm long*
This handle was sanded with 1,500 grit silicon carbide paper and buffed to a high polish. Numerous coats of hand-rubbed Polyurethane were applied to seal the wood and protect it. The hand-rubbed method allows the finish to penetrate into the grain without leaving a plastic-looking coating over the surface.
Care: Typically, no special care is needed. Cleaning can usually be accomplished by rubbing with a soft cloth. If more aggressive methods are required, a damp cloth, or furniture cleaner can be used. If you wish to wax it, I recommend Renaissance Wax which was develeoped for the British Museum. It provides a hard clear finish.
The direction the grain pattern faces is up to you. Just rotate the handle on the eBrake lever before you tighten the setscrew. The setscrew can be at any position, except straight down. There it may stick into the groove on the bottom of the lever and interfere with the spring.
Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you aren't happy with a knob you receive, contact me within 30 days of shipment to make arrangements to return it for credit, or refund of the purchase price. Shipping cost not refunded. The knob must be in like-new condition. Time and materials will be charged if the knob must be refinished or repaired.
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