The Lotus Cars Community banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,167 Posts
Stediecam's visit to the factory supports Vantage's assessment and also my contention that the paint is cured long before we receive it.

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6684

"This paint is much more environmentally friendly, but a little harder to work with. There are six layers in the painting process. The first two layers are a primer. Each layer of primer gets cooked in the oven for 40 minutes! After those primer layers are done, then comes the actual paint. Again, two layers are used, but this time each layer is sent into the oven for 80 minutes per layer! Next comes the gloss. Two layers of gloss as well, each layer going back into the oven for 40 minutes this time. A huge amount of time is spent painting the cars. In fact, 26 man hours are used for the painting. This equates to almost 1/4 of the cars’ build time! Since this takes so long, they have the panels painted two days ahead of the production line"

He also mentions that the panels are waxed as well.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top