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Pistachio/lime Green paint code

PostPost by: vxah » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Does anyone know an up to date paint code for this colour? My paint shop are having trouble finding anything.
I think they use PPG or Autocolour.. I gave them L13, L013, Nexa 9052 and ICI P0309052 but it has not helped so far!
I am looking for a 2k base coat for my S4 FHC

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 pm

From Tim’s. Lotuselansprint.com

L 13

Pistachio Lime Green

PJ 6170W2230R1



A036B6349V

ICI P0309052

9052 Autocolou
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PostPost by: vxah » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:04 am

Thanks for the replies but, I have given these numbers to the paint shop and they asked their suppliers.
So far they have come up with nothing listed! I thought there may have been an up to date number for the paint?
I don't have a sample to have analysed although I was told it faded badly?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:39 am

Change your paint shop! It's not that hard for a good one to track down the correct colour.

It was also a Jensen colour, if that helps.

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PostPost by: vxah » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:51 am

Well, it seems Nexa can formulate it for me, £2600 for 5 litres! I feel a new colour coming on!
However, found another company that can do it for about £500 plus hardener.. That's more like it!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:54 am

Don't worry, Julian, Rolls Royce charge £1,000 per litre!

Glad you are sorted.

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PostPost by: vxah » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Yes Tim but, I bet they give you tea and biscuits while they tell you? I only got "are you sitting down"
swmbo said leave it in primer!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:23 pm

fwiw Lotus L13 pistachio green is not unknown within the Standox system I usually go by for elans (2k Standocryl that I get shipped from Germany)...
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PostPost by: vxah » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:49 am

Interesting about Standox, asked the paint shop this morning and he said he had spoken to them... They don't have the formulation for 2k solid or base coat? Only Nexa and the other small company in Baldock can mix it?
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:13 am

vxah wrote:Interesting about Standox, asked the paint shop this morning and he said he had spoken to them... They don't have the formulation for 2k solid or base coat? Only Nexa and the other small company in Baldock can mix it?

I understand you refer to your paint shop (as not having the formulation) what I usually do is purchase the paint mixed to the formula as defined by standox (here "Lotus L13 pistachio green") , either from a local paint vendor (but due to environmental regulations it was getting difficult), of late from vendors in Germany where 2K paint is still distributed for vintage vehicules.

I may be able to get you the standox formula (can't access the site for the moment, they've changed it in attempt to unify it worlwide...), but that only makes sense if one can mix standox 2K bases (in which case most likely that person would already see the formula from the standox site)
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PostPost by: vxah » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am

thanks nmauduit , I think I am sorted now though. Interestingly our cars are not too far apart! 36/8934
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am

good, as I can't access the formulae anymore apparently...

please post photos of the new paint when done ;)
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