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27 minutes ago, soldave said:

I looked at that paint can and thought it might have been citrus white and not cirrus! Really good to see you making progress :)

Thanks Dave

😂 It's definately down as Cirrus white in the Lotus paint codes. My paint guy says when you tint raptor it tends to come out a shade darker than when it's sprayed on as normal paint.  Really need to see it in proper daylight. And soon!

  Why can't the DVLA put proper paint names on the V5s instead of saying it's "white".  Would make life a whole lot easier...

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Paint pt?

Well it has been an interesting few weeks.

I contacted Andy Graham at Lotus to see if he could tell me when Monaco white first appeared as a customer option, his reply was really interesting "the colour charts show Monaco White replaced Cirrus White in late 1973, and Monaco White is the colour recorded as one of the colour options for the Elite."

So Monaco white replaced Cirrus white as a Lotus option a good 6 months before the car was launched and as such, as Andy has said, "it is highly unlikely that it would have been a colour option at the launch of the Elite.  I should have listened to what Mr Evans (original owner) has always said "The car was an Ice white"

Soooo, it has been re-Raptor'd with Monaco white, and very nice it looks to.  Re-doing it has its benefits, it now has an extra coating underneath which adds to the protection and sound deadening.

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Now the underneath is done the next job is to tackle all the little repairs topside.

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Fibreglass on the inside first

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With tape backing

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Then fibreglass on the outside

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Then cut, shape.....

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and another on bites the dust, another one bites the dust and another one's gone, another one's gone, another one bites the dust, Hey!....I'll get my coat.

 

 

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21 hours ago, Trunnion 74 said:

Fibreglass on the inside first

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With tape backing

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Then fibreglass on the outside

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Then cut, shape.....

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and another on bites the dust, another one bites the dust and another one's gone, another one's gone, another one bites the dust, Hey!....I'll get my coat.

 

 

Ensure the area's well ventilated when working with fibreglass otherwise it'll go to your head and you'll start singing .. oh, too late.

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56 minutes ago, Denis247 said:

Ensure the area's well ventilated when working with fibreglass otherwise it'll go to your head and you'll start singing .. oh, too late.

😂😂 thanks Denis. 

The area is well venttilated and I do wear a very good 3M mask, can't smell a thing.

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I know that repair. Top of the door on the inside, end that meets to the B post. Very weak spot.

I made an alloy plate to rivet on the inside, then blended the outside with filler. It's a neatish job, but hidden behind the door trim in any case.

Tony

 

 

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Getting there.  Still a bit more to do

Some prep work on the doors. Skim of filler to get out the lumps and bumps and then blocking 1st with 80 then 180 grit until they were silky smooth

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They're such a laff at the workshop...

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All done.  One more job ticked off.

 

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