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Golden bumpers paint codes

PostPost by: MenBret » Mon May 09, 2022 4:07 pm

Hello,
I’m struggling to find the paint codes for the golden bumpers on my Sprint.
I read that some codes usually mentioned on the lotus forums are far from the real thing. What I want is to match the golden stripes on the side.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Vincent
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon May 09, 2022 5:21 pm

Vincent,

It is now very difficult to match the gold on Sprint bumpers with how they came out of the factory. Talbot Aztec Gold - code 143 or D512B is generally agreed to be as close a match as one can get these days. The Nexa code is
3460 Metallic.

However, if you would like it to match the Sprint decal gold, your best bet is to find a good auto paintwork specialist, who can scan the decal and then mix you up some paint to match.

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PostPost by: MenBret » Mon May 09, 2022 5:29 pm

Thanks a lot Tim!
Very precise and useful answer, as always :)
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PostPost by: timdaw » Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:25 am

Surely the sprint decals are modern reproductions, unlikely to be originals, so they are probably not an accurate representation of the original gold bumpers?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:10 am

Discussed a month ago….

https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=51124

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