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Hello,

Where could I find some red paint to repaint partially my rocker covers on the 1989 Esprit Turbo???

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Hi there,

I have had some red paint mixe for me by my local Lotus specialist. It's in the boot of my car. I will dig it out later and get the paint code for you.

Regards,

David

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I used the ultra high temperature spray can from Halfords. Its red but actually came up looking exactly like the original colour. Its not been on long but seems to have adhered fine

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I've got a piant code now, it's Red CR3120 Technogrip 29132. I plan to do mine this week.

Regards,

David Walters

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I used Hycote high temperature paint when I did mine. A fiver a can, there or thereabouts, and easily obtainable from car parts stores. Has lasted well and gives the same crackle finish as the original.

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Hi Ian,

Most reds are too red whereas the plenum on the Esprit is a red/orange colour. Not a problem if your painting al the rocker covers and plenum but if you're touching in or only doing one of the panels, then you need the right colour or near match

Hope the car's going OK now. I will PM later about those discs my mate has for you.

Regards,

David Walters

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I did mine in red VHT 'crackle finish paint' to get the textured base, and then a coat of VHT Chrysler/Chevrolet orange engien paint which is a very close match to the original. it came up very well, total cost $20.

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I had mine done by the Factory last year. They powder coated them instead of painting them. 

Am sure they do red as well as black!

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I had mine powder coated about seven years ago.

At the time I couldn't find a crackle finish paint in the right colour.

The results were pretty good, apart from the absence of the wrinkle finish. Most importantly, it hasn't started flaking off even after seven years.

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Mine were pretty bad so decided to paint them yesterday. I scraped all the old paint off with a stanley knife blade and wire brush.

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This is the rockers covers freshly painted with the paint that I was telling you about. I decided to only paint the rocker covers and leave the plenum. The paint match is very good!

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And here they are fitted back to engine last night. What do you think?

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Regards,

David

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as mentioned in the link above - Dupli-Color Engine Enamel (Ceramic 500 degree) DE 1607 Chev Orange/Red

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Hi Ian,

Most reds are too red whereas the plenum on the Esprit is a red/orange colour. Not a problem if your painting al the rocker covers and plenum but if you're touching in or only doing one of the panels, then you need the right colour or near match

Hope the car's going OK now. I will PM later about those discs my mate has for you.

Regards,

David Walters

Yep - should have said that the Hycote red is actually a really good match and is actually a red / orange. I repainted the chargecooler and the turbo plenum but the rocker covers are the original colour...

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