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Elan S3 Dhc

PostPost by: nico506 » Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:16 pm

Can anyone recommend some good companies that can carry out a proffessional respray to the above body, and whether anyone had 'prepped' the body and got others to put final coats on.
Any tips and comments on good or bad expereinces would be helpful :P
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PostPost by: ervsch » Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:42 pm

Nico -

Not sure where you live, but years ago I had my S4 Elan painted by Bob Groat at Aesthetic Engineering in Sebastopol, CA. I think he's still around and doing business. I just did a check on the web, and there was a listing for Aesthetic Engineering in Half Moon Bay, CA now (650-712-8100) - not too far from Sebastopol, but not sure if it's the same place. You might check with some of the guys in the Golden Gate Lotus Club on how to contact him.

Anyway he did a great job on my car. He did the whole thing, stripped it down, rebuilt some areas of fiberglass, completely redid everything - so I can't comment on doing any of the prep work myself, because I didn't.

You can see pictures of the results in the Series 4/Pictures section here. The top picture is fresh from Bob's shop. The other two are about 12 years latter, so you can see that it's held up well. :D

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PostPost by: simonknee » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:24 pm

In the UK, Miles Wilkins of Fibreglass Services made amazing repairs and resprays to my S3.

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PostPost by: Unibrain » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:34 pm

If you are on the west coast of the US try

Randall Fehr Restorations
30 South Horton Street
Seattle, Washington 98134 USA
[email protected]
<a href='http://www.seanet.com/~rsfehr/restorations.html' target='_blank'>http://www.seanet.com/~rsfehr/restorations.html</a>
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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu May 20, 2004 11:07 pm

I used SMS in Lincs. They were very good and helpful. If you need their number just let me know or check the CLub Lotus magazine.

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