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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Nov 19, 2023 10:03 pm

Not knowing the mixing of modern paints I ordered too much paint. I think I have plenty to paint another type 26 in Medici blue. It is base coat 2K and was made up after matching a small bit on my original Medici S1. Got a pile of money in it so would like a little back. Let me know if you are interested.

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PostPost by: zog » Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:09 pm

Can you post a picture of the painted Elan?

Thanks!
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PostPost by: nomad » Mon Nov 20, 2023 6:06 pm

Sure, Bob, if I can figure out how to get the pic from my phone to this forum! :mrgreen:

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Nov 20, 2023 7:00 pm

Edit: Sorry,, it just dawned on me that this is the for sale forum and not a discussion thread,

Please ignore my ramblings about how much l pay for paint, it isn’t relevant to the original post.
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PostPost by: nomad » Mon Nov 20, 2023 8:59 pm

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:44 pm

Spyder fan wrote:1 litre of ready for use 2k base coat paint costs around £20


it's about 10x cheaper than what I get (Standox of late)... either I got Brexit wrong or we don't paint with the same goop.
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PostPost by: nomad » Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:23 pm

Spyder fan wrote:1 litre of ready for use 2k base coat paint costs around £20 + postage and vat, I reckon 2.5 litres would be a lot more than needed for an Elan

How much did you buy and how much did it cost?

2k lacquer required to finish, maybe a litre….


Well, I have MUCH more invested in this paint and will keep it for anything like your quote. Remember, too, that it is custom mixed. I bought a gallon since my last paint experience would have needed that much. Didn't realize how much reducer and hardener were to be added. Have very close to two quarts left.
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PostPost by: Lens4 » Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:55 pm

Getting close to painting my elan s4 been a painter all my working life I pay £56+ for 1 litre of epoxy primer ( Trade price ) if you add activator and thinners ! Will need more than 1 litre, if your going for perfection you need polyester and your high builds then colour. Your near the. £ 1K mark plus your ancillarys PPG. Len
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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Nov 21, 2023 9:43 pm

Lens4 wrote:Getting close to painting my elan s4 been a painter all my working life I pay £56+ for 1 litre of epoxy primer ( Trade price ) if you add activator and thinners ! Will need more than 1 litre, if your going for perfection you need polyester and your high builds then colour. Your near the. £ 1K mark plus your ancillarys PPG. Len


I have very near that in this paint job as well. Not counting labor. Ah, the days when a enamel or lacquer paint with a little appropriate thinner was all that was needed.
Need Gary Anderson back.....he'd figure out a cost effective scheme.

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PostPost by: berni29 » Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:36 pm

Hi

I did my +2 about a year ago (11mts) and it cost me about £800 in paint and sundries, that was epoxy primer, and 2k topcoat, lacquer etc. Trade prices.

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:40 am

That’s a nice match for Medici - btw Nice to see you car finally painted -
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:14 am

Very nice colour.
For my Sprint i bought too much also but if i ever have a spray in to do it will be perfect match. I bought 4 Ltrs Lagoon Blue, 2 ltrs Cirrus White, 2 ltrs Talbot Aztec Gold for 700 Euros . My painter supplied the Clear coat/Varnish/Lacquer.
I suggest you don't put a Cover over your Car. Or at least for a month or two.
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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:11 pm

cabc26b wrote:That’s a nice match for Medici - btw Nice to see you car finally painted -


And I thank you for your help, George. Went just a tad lighter than your sample.

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