There are two Storm Titaniums and two Graphite Greys from Lotus:hey def
Thanks alot for your help. It seems the person who sold me the car was incorrect when he said the car was Storm Titanium. The car is Grafite Grey, and I think that the paint supplier just mixed it wrong. I even brought him the front access panels to match it under the machine. The new paint is dark
battleship grey with very little metalflake. I am going to re-shoot it next weekend with paint from a different supplier and manufacter (Dupont this time, PPG the first time). If I can't get it to match this time I'll shoot the whole car, maybe a custom color? Thanks again
I don't know about all of the metallics but on at least some, the metallic is in the clear NOT the base.
There are two Storm Titaniums and two Graphite Greys from Lotus:
B98 Storm Titanium
B121 Storm Titanium
B108 Graphite Grey
B122 Graphite Grey
Did you check your paint code? Driver side, in between the seat and the sill.
B121 & B122 is better IMO than the previous but IIRC, it had to do with something regarding certain attributes of the paint...I can't remember what it was :shrug:Can anyone comment on why Lotus would makre two versions of these colors? Mine ST has B121 listed on the sill, so I guess the info in the first post is not relevant?
They are two different yellows as follows:i am looking at ads for a yellow elise to buy. a couple times i see the description as 'SOLAR YELLOW' instead of 'SAFFRON YELLOW'. are there two different yellows made by lotus for the elise? DId they change the name but it is the same color? Is the seller listing the color wrong?
can anyone clear this up for me? I don't want to drive a few hundred miles to look at a car that is the wrong yellow.
From this thread - http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/safron-vs-solar-yellow-55468/Yes that is totally backwards as I spray both colors. Solar yellow is Saffron yellow plus a mid coat which is simply a tinted clear with metallic flake. From a distance they look exactly the same. It is only when you get closer and in certain lighting conditions that you can tell the difference. Personally I would go with Saffron (my car's color) because it is so similar in color and so much easier to repair with those pesky rock chips. Pearl colors can not be blended and the entire panel needs to be resprayed to match, sometimes the whole car. Between the two go Saffron.