Lotus Elan

+2 side and rear light refurbishment.

PostPost by: Corryvechter » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:38 pm

I am three quarters way through a full restoration of a plus 2S, and am looking for advice on how to freshen up the sidelights and rear light clusters. These have a bit of pitting, and could do with being rechromed. Also I could do with renewing the actual lenses as these have become a bit faded and cracked with age!

Can anyone tell me where I can buy just the lenses, and where I could get the shells redone.

Got a bit of a fright when I saw the prices for complete new units at about ?190 a corner from Paul matty's!!

Thanks in advance!

Paul G

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:22 pm


Paul also sells just the lenses. I have bought front lenses from him.

Rechroming the monkey metal lights is another story.
They can be rechromed but it is expensive and the results are hit and miss. I think the best way it to repair the chrome is with a chrome vinyl wrap.

Have a look at:http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-f15/rechroming-front-and-rear-lights-t14289-15.html

SJSportscars sells the rear lenses for ?36.50. I am pretty sure Paul sells them as well.

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