Hi all, I have a problem with trying to colour match my Esprit. It was repainted by the previous but one owner who can recall the paint code. The roof needed repainting because of scratches at the back where someone opened the boot with the roof up. I tried to get my local (good) paint shop to colour match it by sending off petrol flap. They came back with “a good match”. Maserati blue 496. So the roof a couple of the rear arches were painted. Initially it looked like a good match and indeed the arches are fine as there is a black rubber seal between the 2. However on the roof the difference is quite noticeable. argh! They want to paint more of the boot and side to blow it in, but I’m not keen on that. Apparently it’s the “flop” looks different from different angles.
The problem is the main car colour has a slight purple tone to it which is only viewable in certain lights. So I’m at a loss as what to do? It is not the blue B21 lotus colour as I bought a can of that to test. If I can’t get a match I guess I may have to try and get a glass roof, but they studied money. Maybe try a group buy and get some made up?
anyway any help much appreciated