Lotus Elan

Painting A +2

PostPost by: downtempo » Mon May 10, 2004 8:08 pm

I'm thinking about painting my +2 and wondered if anyone has any advice?

Since I lack the competence to do it myself, I'll definitely have it done by a shop here in CA.

It seems like I've got a few choices on paint type and I'm hoping someone can describe the pros/cons of each.

<1> Enamel
<2> Urethane
<3> Base Coat/Clear Coat

Although <3> perhaps yields a 'glossier' finish, it's my understanding that either <1> or <2> are more 'period' types of paint jobs.

Also, does anyone know where I can find pictures of some of the Lotus colors? There is a great description here but no samples to see....

Thanks again!
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PostPost by: Madbury » Thu May 13, 2004 2:09 pm

I remember reading somewhere that lotus played around witht the paints when the +2 was in production. There are a bewildering array of original colours.

I assume you have seen this

<a href='http://www.geocities.com/trevorsparrow/elanplus2/body_colours.htm' target='_blank'>Body colours</a>

If you are looking for pics you could try popping Lotus Elan into google image search. That usually yields some examples of what the finished article might look like.
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