Lotus Elan

work in progress

PostPost by: davidc » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:02 am

popped in to see progress today.

working their way through the easier panels and leaving the slower (concave) ones till last.

good news is no horror stories below paint and only original and 1 flash over to sand through to get back to gel coat.

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PostPost by: davidc » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:54 pm

going to colour today so got a few snaps.

decided to leave the roof choice to the guys spraying, i always thought the glitter was too much but din't want to loose the look so they came up with a coarse metallic silver which i really like the look of :D

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learnt something new today, he said he starts with spraying in all door, bonnet and boot reveals, then sits each door, bonnet and boot panel in place. apparently if you don't they never fully match the body as flakes lie in different directions and spray pattern might be different :shock:

car in booth ready

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reveals with 2 coats of colour

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first coat of lacquer really brings the colour out :D

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bonnet and boot prepped waiting to go inplace

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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:36 am

Looking good, do keep us posted.

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PostPost by: davidc » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:53 pm

all finished at body shop :D

popped down to see and arrange delivery and even on a dull overcast day the colour looks great.

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