Lotus Elan

Spraying questions

PostPost by: TeeJay » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:33 am

Gordan.

Very informative. thanks.

I note from a previous post (above), that you used PPG for the primer and Glassurit 22 Line, urethane acrylic, and no clear coat.
This was in 2007.

Was this your completed paint system?
Was there any reason that you did not complete the paint system in PPG?
What was the reason for the selection of Glassurit?

Thanks for any replies.
Trevor
1968 Elan +2 50/0173
User avatar
TeeJay
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 509
Joined: 30 May 2007
Location: Ranton, Nr Stafford. UK

PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:00 am

Did get all products from same supplier so could be sure about compatibility and they advised me a bunch along the way--went with Galsurit because they had mix specified for Lotus Carnival Red (it was my car's factory color) no other manufacturer had recipe--didn't want to guess or be more creative; further trying to be true to original, but not to the point of nitrocellulose!, did not want to go with clear coat although was told I could do that on the urethane, max 2 coats. Yea I actually bought first batch of paint in 2000 probably, sat for a long time, still good and used it on the bottom (I flipped shell over and did bottom nearly as well as top, did sills then too and wheel wells) then needed more and in 2007 bought 22 Line, the current iteration of the Glasurit urethane, and finished spraying car this past May. Gordon Sauer
Gordon Sauer
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 580
Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Location: Irving, Texas

PostPost by: TeeJay » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:42 pm

Thanks Gordan.
My +2 is also Carnival Red and will be re sprayed that colour.
I've downloaded many paint specs, now its time to select the paint system and buy all the necessary materials.
Trevor
1968 Elan +2 50/0173
User avatar
TeeJay
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 509
Joined: 30 May 2007
Location: Ranton, Nr Stafford. UK

PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:55 am

Good luck with it, as you can see my timetable was way off and had paint for a while on the shelf, then only ended up having enough for two coats in the end of the color---wanted to shoot three but it seems the primers before were worked enough and the conditions were good enough that not so much color sanding needed. Gordon Sauer
Gordon Sauer
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 580
Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Location: Irving, Texas

PostPost by: Lotus fan » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:11 am

Holy thread resurrection :twisted:

Yes she's back on the road :D
Back on the road exactly 20 years and 2 months since she was last there.
It's been nearly 11 years since I've sprayed it. :shock:

Thanks for looking
All the best
Ian.
Attachments
_20200601_200342_copy_1642x1052.jpg and
User avatar
Lotus fan
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 104
Joined: 14 Sep 2003
Location: Wrexham. North Wales.

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:33 am

Congratulations, looks fantastic! :D :D :D
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2799
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:34 pm

Well looks fantastic, and as I look at this thread it’s now been 11 years that I’ve had the paint on my car and while it has been indoors, it still looks gorgeous so you’ll enjoy it for a long time, great job Gordon Sauer
Gordon Sauer
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 580
Joined: 20 Aug 2004
Location: Irving, Texas

PostPost by: TeeJay » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:10 pm

Congratulations Ian, looks great. :D :D

Yet anouther classic Lotus back on the road :D :D
Trevor
1968 Elan +2 50/0173
User avatar
TeeJay
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 509
Joined: 30 May 2007
Location: Ranton, Nr Stafford. UK

PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:59 pm

Brilliant Ian, just brilliant.
Richard
'72 Sprint
richardcox_lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1156
Joined: 11 Jul 2004
Location: Kent

PostPost by: Lotus fan » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:40 pm

Thanks guys much appreciated :D
If anyone is taking as long as I did, believe me it's worth it 8)

Ian.
User avatar
Lotus fan
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 104
Joined: 14 Sep 2003
Location: Wrexham. North Wales.

PostPost by: RedBarnMan » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 am

Has anyone done a plastic wrap on an Elan as a way of avoiding steep respray prices and probably reduce the chance of gell coat crazing appearing on the surface. Most people can get the body ready for the final finish without going to nasty unhealthy 2K products, it's the final colour and gloss that is more difficult for DIY ers. Pretty well all German Taxi's are wrapped from the outset and it seems to last well.
RedBarnMan
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 16
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk
Previous

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests