Lotus Elan

Air vent colour

PostPost by: Donels » Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:15 pm

The centre knurled part of the 'eye ball' vents on my +2 are a yucky, dirty lemon colour. In fact every picture I look at they always seem to be the same. They look like they should have been chromed or something originally and it's either fallen off or been bleached over time.
Does anyone know what they were originally and has anyone tried to paint them or something. I find they spoil the look of the dashboard.
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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:36 pm

Have a look at this old post of mine:

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PostPost by: Donels » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:53 pm

Dave,
Excellent. Thanks for that, I'll give it a try.

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PostPost by: elanman999 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:14 pm

Yes, they should be chromed. But it's worn away as is the norm with 50 year old kit.
My car is the same but I have not tried painting them as I don't think they look too bad as they are.
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PostPost by: Donels » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:55 pm

Well I followed your old post and I have to say the results are excellent, see below picture. Thanks Dave for a great tip.
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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:01 pm

Happy to help, Dave.

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