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Elise 2zz Engine Spruce Up

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Hi all,

New Elise S3 owner here.  Had my car around 2 months now, already done a few much needed updates like a decent stereo, better headlight bulbs, dashcam, adjustments to the drivers seat rail....

A few weeks ago I decided the engine cover (which can obviously be seen through the rear cover) looked a little plain and in need of something.  I quickly ruled out painting the entire thing as I think it would stand out too much so decided the raised moulded lettering was the answer.

A few hours and several coats later here's what I ended up with.

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I'm pretty happy with it.  It's a nice visible detail without being over the top.

 

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3 hours ago, slartibardfarst said:

Hi all,

New Elise S3 owner here.  Had my car around 2 months now, already done a few much needed updates like a decent stereo, better headlight bulbs, dashcam, adjustments to the drivers seat rail....

A few weeks ago I decided the engine cover (which can obviously be seen through the rear cover) looked a little plain and in need of something.  I quickly ruled out painting the entire thing as I think it would stand out too much so decided the raised moulded lettering was the answer.

A few hours and several coats later here's what I ended up with.

IMG_20180905_200623.thumb.jpg.e6832bff12f2f7790f6ecd6e5c80c5c4.jpg

IMG_20180908_174706.thumb.jpg.83f4d117995c29db1726e6680bf48895.jpg

3.jpg.d92b5b1dc051e5a49cde1d6ab213f65b.jpg

4.jpg.fd54a60b6f11c70ac1d63c94dd4132e8.jpg

5.jpg.01e086875534ec0b15a2d83f5c5492fc.jpg

I'm pretty happy with it.  It's a nice visible detail without being over the top.

 

Good work !!!!

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You've made a cracking job of that, particularly like the Lotus badge :tup:

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I want that!!!  Looks great.  Can I pay you to do mine?  :D

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Funny you should bring it up, I've just had to redo the white lettering this evening.  Didn't fair to well with the recent frost and rain and just flaked off.

The white paint I used was from 2003.  I thought it'd be ok but obviously not.  I'll probably give it a matt clear coat to protect it afterwards.

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