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Elan S3 blue colour

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:22 pm

Hi

I want to paint my elan s3 dhc in an original blue colour. I have three alternatives:

- Medici Blue
- Wedgewood Blue
- French Blue

I made some paint samples. Which should I choose?

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PostPost by: snowyelan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:58 pm

I have exactly the same problem....French is my current favorite but would love to see all 3 side by side.
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:03 pm

Wedgwood.... I went cirrus white... wish I had gone wedgwood... going to paint my next project wedgwood blue :)
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PostPost by: baileyman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:51 pm

Personally, I couldn't be unhappy with blue. Any blue. Oh, I know, I do like some better than others, but still... John
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:06 am

Diego, where did you get the paint samples from? I haven't found a supplier of samples local to me.
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PostPost by: elansprint » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:36 am

Medici blue for me
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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:01 pm

snowyelan wrote:Diego, where did you get the paint samples from? I haven't found a supplier of samples local to me.
Thanks,


I bought in an Autonexa (original reference) shop the paint and made the samples...
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:40 pm

Thanks. The link below is to a thread about blue elans.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=39562
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:11 pm

I'm planning for my 3rd Elan to be late 60s to mid-70s Triumph Valencia Blue. I painted my bug-eyed Sprite that color way back then and also planning that the Modus formula car will be same blue. How about orange wheels and orange bumpers on the Elan.

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:26 pm

The one on the left of the picture for me..... What colour is that by the way?
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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 pm

mark030358 wrote:The one on the left of the picture for me..... What colour is that by the way?
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This is Medici Blue.
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PostPost by: David1953 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm

I went through the same question, which blue, before picking French.
I found photos on the web did not match what I saw on cars. Medici was much lighter in life than in photos.
But as you have the paint samples just go with which one you like.
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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:37 am

David1953 wrote:I went through the same question, which blue, before picking French.
I found photos on the web did not match what I saw on cars. Medici was much lighter in life than in photos.
But as you have the paint samples just go with which one you like.
David


David can you put some photos of your car? It will be great if people put photos of their blue elans...
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PostPost by: David1953 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:54 am

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=43054&p=330311#p330311

And a lot more at avoncliff dot eu slash Elan
(note capital E )

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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:19 pm

Thank you David. Has someone painted his car in Wedgewood or Medici?

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