Lotus Elan

Spare wheel well colour

PostPost by: Mick6186 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:48 am

Could someone tell me what colour the external surface of the spare wheel well of a +2 130/5 should be. Mine is at the moment body colour, but I'm not sure if that is correct,
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PostPost by: gus » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:18 pm

I think the entire underside is unpainted, so the paint ought to end at the body mold line

Of course it probably varied over time, but I cannot think of any neat way to break the paint line if not at that part line
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:14 pm

As said above.... I think the original finish is a mixture of over-spray:- filler, primer & topcoat.
Personally I prefer a layer of black under-seal type material that finishes at the join, this is may prevent some stone chipping.
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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:50 pm

Thanks for the replies. Black it will be,
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