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Paint for engine Elan S3

PostPost by: Speedster » Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:02 pm

Hi what is the paint colour, type and code for ElanS3 &4 for sump, thermostat housing etc as looking to start rebuild in that area. Thnx
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Aug 12, 2021 10:22 am

I used this one for both Elan and Lotus Cortina recently re-built, and it is superb. When it's stippled on it gives a factory finish without brush strokes.

http://teamdeville.co.uk/product/lotus- ... amel-paint

Paul Matty, QED, Kelvedon and Sue Miller also do the same stuff.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:29 pm

Did you have to thin it at all ?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:42 pm

No, it was used straight out of the tin after a minute of stirring.
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PostPost by: jonesa62 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:11 pm

I always been led to believe the correct colour is Ferguson Stoneleigh Grey as used on the Ferguson tractor engines in the 1950's - 60's. Another great British icon. I'm happy to be corrected if that is incorrect.
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PostPost by: fotsyr » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:20 pm

If you read Miles T/C book he stated you should add a touch of blue.
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