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Elan S4 Paint Colour

PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:28 pm

William2 wrote:I had my S4 car painted in Regency Red about 5 years ago and had the bumpers done in gold. I have been very pleased with it but I would comment that because it is a dark colour it does tend to show up any marks.


Please post photos. I think Regency really suits the Elan.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:30 pm

cabc26b wrote:HI Rob ,

Last time i checked the body was still on the dolly un-touched and completion of the project TBD - anyways here is Carmen Red on a 63 S1


Looks really good. Maybe I should have gone for Carmen instead of Tartan.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:05 pm

Here you go Rob.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:13 pm

Thanks Tim. I really like mono Regency and Colorado on Sprints, but my own Sprint rolled off the line in Gold Leaf colours, which is okay, but I could never bring myself to paint it in any other colour scheme.

I think this is a good example of a "First World problem'' - I need to get grip:lol:
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PostPost by: William2 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:38 pm

Photos of my S4.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:15 pm

That looks really good! Thanks for posting the pictures.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:04 pm

Here in Canada I also struggled with what red to use. I ended up with GM / Corvette Bright Red. They have used this popular colour for a long time. My Corvette specialist painter was familiar with it and could easily formulate it for fibreglass.

I really like the colour, and think it has slightly less orange tone than the original Carnival Red. An added bonus (at least in North America) is touch up paint is easily available at any auto parts store.

Just some ideas.

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PostPost by: naleder » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:33 pm

gjz30075 wrote:I had my Sprint painted Ardent Red, an Elise color. No orange in it, that I see and it's still a Lotus color,
although not totally period correct.

I'm thinking about repainting my car. My car was L05 carnival red.

Given I'm in Australia and one of the northern parts I'm a bit worried that Carnival Red would look a bit washed out in the intense light up here.

On reading this I looked at an Elise in "Ardent red" on the weekend. I'm thinking it would look darn good on an elan.
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