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Early MY 2005 Arctic Silver Elise has paint code B92.
The later 2005's had B103, followed by MY 2006's B115.

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Arctic Silver B92 ???

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Still need to get White added to this list

Certainly "A21 Monaco White B050B6237S" would be a most acceptable substitute for "Bonham White".

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Still need to get White added to this list
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So do these values mean that I can go to any paint shop and get the correct color mixed?
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So do these values mean that I can go to any paint shop and get the correct color mixed?
I think so.

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My bottle of Chrome Orange touch-paint reads:

Paint Colour Code: Chrome Orange B25

So what does "B25" mean?

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I posted this in another thread, but it might be useful to someone here. I ordered a spray can of paint using the Lotus paint code today.

The # is 800-779-6520

For $50.70 with shipping, I got a can of storm ti (b98) , a can of clear coat , and a can of adhesion promoter (so the paint sticks to the plastic center console). All you need to order is your paint code.

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Re: Paint Codes

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Bonham White BNEVER
Now now... BNice

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Overkill but here you go

Not complete since they don't have the ST and others, anyway, I got this from:

http://www.espritfactfile.com/Parts.html#LotusPaints

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Complete pdf file at:

http://www.grouplotus.com/media/car/...es_Website.pdf

Rigth click to download.

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They had the whole list of all of the USA colors in the accessories catalog. I would get mine out and type them all but I canít be asked

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From page 36 of the Accessories book...

Ardent Red B94
Saffron Yellow B106
Arctic Silver B92
Aztec Bronze B99
Aubergine Purple B102
Bordeaux Red Pearl B95
Magnetic Blue B100
Nightfall Blue B105
Racing Green B86 (double confirmed)
Starlight Black B93
Storm Titanium B98
Chrome Orange B25
Graphite Gray B108 Confirmed
Krypton Green ?
Lazer Blue B85

Now only KG is left...

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Racing Green B86 / Lotus Racing Green Met. B21 / BRG B04
The U.S. cars are B86. Well, at least my car is.
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I am car paint ignorant, so I have a few questions:
1) The paint code is a Lotus code, right?
2) So, if I go to my local auto paint place and say, "could you pretty please mix me up a spray bottle of Lotus paint code B95 (Bordeaux Red Pearl)", would they know how to mix a Lotus paint code?
3) How do they look that up?
4) Would they use the same paint manufacturer as Lotus does?
5) How can I be sure that they get not just the color right, but the metal flake, translucense characteristics, etc., right as well?
6) Which paint manufacturer does Lotus use?
7) Would the auto paint place realize I am auto paint ignorant but want this paint badly and say "sure, that will be $200, with $100 in advance, non-refundable, don't know when it will be ready, but we might call you when it we are done" (Okay, it is late at night and I couldn't help myself.)
8) What else should I know or be asking?

I am considering ordering some spray cans of the paints I am interested in and painting up some large samples to help me decide what color car I should order. I want to make sure the samples are very accurate.
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I thought that the metal flake was in the clear coat on some of the colors...
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Come on Graphite Gray owners....check your code on the car...sticker near the inside back of LHS frame rail. KG too.
Graphite Gray = B108

Sorry for the delay. I must have read the sticker in the door 10 times before I noticed the other sticker.

Anyway, hope this helps.

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Thanks for the paint codes. When I went to my dealer today to test drive the demo and put in my order. I was able to tell him the specific paint code for Lazer Blue.

But of course I needed a backup, so I put down saffron yellow. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!! Expected delivery late spring/early summer. May?
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I don't know about all of the metallics but on at least some, the metallic is in the clear NOT the base.
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Now that we have one or more Krypton Green Elises delivered, can someone confirm what the paint code is (on a sticker in the driver side door jam)?

'05 Elise, Magnetic Blue / Biscuit / Hardtop
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Now that we have one or more Krypton Green Elises delivered, can someone confirm what the paint code is (on a sticker in the driver side door jam)?
Not confirmed but KG is B109, got the info from:

http://www.grouplotus.com/media/car/...es_Website.pdf

Right click to download.

Edit:

They have two entries for CO, Base and Pearl.
Also some of the Pearl on our color catalogs are not pearl (Bordeaux Red is Metallic) and some are Pearl (Aztec Bronze Pearl & Aubergine Purple Pearl)

Just wanted to point it out to confuse things more

05 Elise Racing Green/Red, Touring, Hardtop, StarShield

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Thanks, Miguel!

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Still need to get White added to this list

Certainly "A21 Monaco White B050B6237S" would be a most acceptable substitute for "Bonham White".
How about (from older paint to newer paint):
L04 Cirrus White
L25 Monaco White
P02 Pearlescent White
A21 Monaco White
B01 Monaco White
B51 Pearl White
B71 Old English White

Edit:

B71 Old English White is available for 111R's in England/Europe/Japan/Australia/etc..

I think if you go with the paint code to your dealer they could order it, but make sure you can live with that off-white color.

Would be nice to see what the actual colors look like.

Maybe you can even ask for the Pearl White, after all they do make Laser Blue even if it's not an option and the did offer CO after a lot of demand

05 Elise Racing Green/Red, Touring, Hardtop, StarShield

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