vehicle appeared to inherit some scratches while parked in its
early life. Our good friends at BBS Motors provided with the original
paint the lotus factory used, for the facelift. We decided to
completely re-spay each panel removed from the car for the best
6 weeks later the car looked fantastic.
a later date some Carbon fibre and vinyl was added as seen on
the photos below.
FIbre Hydro Graphics
have also experiment with a new technology "Water Transfer
Printing" with amassing results..
you are interested in this look contact us. Designs are unlimited
including Carbon fibre and wood grain.
Motors also worked on the engines cover paint job as this required
the professionals touch. However the heat shielding at the engine
bay and also the floor boot was done by LEA.
engine cover is made by two large joined pieces which they found
to fail at the joins all around the cover due to heat stress over
a good clean up removing the old factory heatshield, we repair
we apply the new heatshield material we've sent it off for a new
paint job at our local paint shop. Glossy black flexi paint was
used since the parts must be flexible for the application.
Note: This area of the car is getting a quite hot as the paint
must be flexible enough so it does not crack due to the high temps
produced by the turbo engine.
floor and Engine bay:
many days of research on deferent heat shielding materials, we
found a local supplier who had a brilliant product for the job.
Its a good idea to protect the side engine bay walls on the vehicle
where the heat is generated from the Turbo / manifold causes fiberglass
to overhead and come apart.
you would like to use any of the materials used on this vehicle
please contact us
for more information.
Floor was taken out by first disconnecting the electrical
looms and vacuum hoses to the middle and right hand site of the
engine bay then, you can unbolt the real floor boot, this assembly
is quite easy to remove. We decided while the floor was out to
respray it as well, we replaced all the nuts and bolts on the
floor and seal the floor with the heatshield material from underneath.
If you get to that stage we recommend to check for gearbox leaks,
gear shift assembly for access free play, also check Turbo inlet
hoses or anything else you cant view properly with the boot floor
Stock Engine open View
the heatshield material on the left hand site.
seals : While the vehicle was getting painted we discover
the door seals had lost their shape and flexibility. These seals
are very expensive, so make sure you look after them as you would
with all the rubbers on the vehicle. E.g.
sunroof and engine bay.
of Door Steps with the product available now in many deferent
designs for all Esprits. This makes the area look fantastic while
protects is from scratches that can occur on the panel from entering
protection: The body may suffer some damage from the road
surface particles flicking from the back tires to the body area
as its not protected with any splash guards from the factory.
We have manage to minimise the damage by installing head lights
clear protection sheets as per the photo showing. This theory
now has been tested for 10 years and the area is been protected
successfully. (See photo below)
Body/Suspension paint protection work.
was completed without removing any major parts from the car. The
Paint used is a special restoration paint specially made for these
type of work. Contact us if you require more information regarding
the paint selection and process.