Paint codes

Body parts, seats, dash, headlining, windows and stuff!

Moderator: Board Moderators

User avatar
theelanman
Regular Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 14:15
Model: Elite, Evora, Elan, M100
Colour: Lagoon Blue
Location: High Peak

Re: Paint codes

Post by theelanman »

Does anyone have a picture of an Elite in Oxford blue?......
And the paint code of the Oxford Blue?
Thanks

User avatar
DavidOliver
Senior Poster
Posts: 470
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:18
Model: Excel
Colour: Calypso Red
Year: 1985
Location: Malaga Spain

Re: Paint codes

Post by DavidOliver »

I thought we had answered this request for Oxford blue photos on page 1 of this topic!

Dave the cog.

User avatar
theelanman
Regular Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 14:15
Model: Elite, Evora, Elan, M100
Colour: Lagoon Blue
Location: High Peak

Re: Paint codes

Post by theelanman »

Don't think so.......
There are pictures of blue cars.......but I still don't know which blue is which......
There's a pic which says standard blue.....but I think it's an Essex car......and also what is standard blue as this was not what it was called........
There is a list of paint codes......but I can't see a pic with the list paint code showing what the car is.........
I'm just very confused.......I think it's oxford blue....but I can't be sure
Sorry if I'm confused.......
Thanks
G

User avatar
DavidOliver
Senior Poster
Posts: 470
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:18
Model: Excel
Colour: Calypso Red
Year: 1985
Location: Malaga Spain

Re: Paint codes

Post by DavidOliver »

Hi Gareth.
To answer directly your questions, I understand you want to establish the blue for a 1978 blue Elite.
I had a blue 1976 Elite and the colour was similar to that shown in this topic on the car LCL 852V and the Elite shown in the forum 2018 calendar for June provided by HawaiisO, who probably will have an original photograph.
The only photograph of my own car is too dark (and old) to be any reference.
The paint codes in the Elite/Eclat Manual (August 1976) shows four colours and the reference number for the colour component is as an example AO7686025V for Signal Red.
The Angus post on this topic (at this moment the reference is not available) refers to Oxford Blue and
gives a reference number similar to the other four colours which your paint supplier may recognise.
Otherwise you could try using the Signal Red reference and ask the paint supplier for a near equivalent
and that might give the name Oxford Blue.
If all that fails perhaps Ollie Winterbottom can tell you.

Best Xmas wishes Dave the cog.

User avatar
theelanman
Regular Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 14:15
Model: Elite, Evora, Elan, M100
Colour: Lagoon Blue
Location: High Peak

Re: Paint codes

Post by theelanman »

I have a pic.....
any one any idea what colour this is?
thanks
G
Image

User avatar
theelanman
Regular Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 14:15
Model: Elite, Evora, Elan, M100
Colour: Lagoon Blue
Location: High Peak

Re: Paint codes

Post by theelanman »

code A32
Mediterranean blue
anyone got any pics please.......
thanks

User avatar
theelanman
Regular Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 14:15
Model: Elite, Evora, Elan, M100
Colour: Lagoon Blue
Location: High Peak

Re: Paint codes

Post by theelanman »

ok research has come back and despite the engraving on the vin plate.....its showing as L12
Lagoon Blue
now I know this is going to sound daft but Ive seen so many with what they say is lagoon blue but again.........its never looked the same colour twice......
is that the light or the paint?.......
I know its a metallic........

Roadrunner
Junior Poster
Posts: 94
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 15:49
Model: Eclat Excel
Colour: Calypso Red
Year: 1984
Location: Cheshire

Re: Paint codes

Post by Roadrunner »

theelanman wrote:ok research has come back and despite the engraving on the vin plate.....its showing as L12
Lagoon Blue
now I know this is going to sound daft but Ive seen so many with what they say is lagoon blue but again.........its never looked the same colour twice......
is that the light or the paint?.......
I know its a metallic........
Time has moved on in all things which includes matching car paint colour without needing a code. A decent paint shop will have access to a spectrophometer (I think that's correct spelling?). The colour match will be near perfect to the human eye although it is important to understand that the conditions it's applied in can have an effect. Best not to try it on the drive and maybe better to take it to a body shop.

User avatar
Hawaiis0
Senior Poster
Posts: 3186
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 18:39
Model: Excel SA No 3
Colour: BRG
Year: 1986
Location: West Oxfordshire

Re: Paint codes

Post by Hawaiis0 »

This will shock 1 or 2 members.

Having seen the recently painted Mediterranean Blue Excel at the NEC - it is rather nice. When new!

Southern poofter and Northern monkey sunshine tends to blemish it a little. Best kept it in clean central England sunshine air.
Umm! What to do next?

User avatar
DavidOliver
Senior Poster
Posts: 470
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:18
Model: Excel
Colour: Calypso Red
Year: 1985
Location: Malaga Spain

Re: Paint codes

Post by DavidOliver »

Haweiios

Clean air. Central England. NEC as in Meriden.

You obviously refer to Birmingham!

Dave the cog.

Post Reply