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Paint Codes/Touch-Up Paint

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Fabrizio, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Fabrizio

    Fabrizio Member

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    I was searching for paint codes fro my Roadster and came across this web site that not only had the paint codes, but also the touch-up paint

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    I saw that, too. There are some reviews of the site that aren't too promising, however. It's probably worth a try - let us know how it works out.
     
  3. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    They're all standard Lotus colours, with the exception of Lightning Green, which is Mazda.
     
  4. Fabrizio

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    I ordered a touch up kit from Dr. ColorChip using the paint code from Automotive Touchup. I've used Dr. ColorChip previously on my other cars and it is very good. I will let you know how it turns out. I have a minor scratch in an inconspicuous spot, so this is a good opportunity to see how the color matches.

    For reference purposes, here are the paint codes for the Roadster. There were some new colors added in 2011 and 2012.


    2009-2012 Chip Color Code(s) Color Description

    1GN00 Racing Green

    1RD00 Fusion Red

    2BK00 Obsidian Black Metallic

    2RD00 Radiant Red Metallic

    2SV00 Sterling Silver Metallic

    3BK00 Jet Black

    3BU00 Electric Blue Metallic

    3GY00 Thunder Gray Metallic

    3OG00 Very Orange Metallic

    2011-2012 Chip Color Code(s) Color Description

    2BU01 Twilight Blue Pearl

    2012 Chip Color Code(s) Color Description

    NEU105E Sierra Black

    R101E Muir Metallic
     
  5. jbadger

    jbadger Roadster #506

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    I bought a touch up pen from Tesla for around $20. I've yet to use it, but it should be the exact color.
     
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    I also bought touch up pens from Tesla (I haven't used it yet also) but the labels on them are for Lotus.
     
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    When I needed some paint they had to go to Lotus European colors to get it to match.
     
  8. PV4EV

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    When I ordered my Roadster in 2011, I took a photo of the standard Tesla colour samples.

    What may be useful to some is that they also show the Dupont colour code which abstracts the paint colour information away from just being Lotus colour codes. However, I am not sure how prevalent this paint code system is in the US.

    When ordering the car, Tesla acknowledged that Lotus paint cars using an industry standard Dupont colour mixing system at the Lotus plant, so I asked if I could have a custom colour if I supplied a non-standard Dupont code. To my surprise they said 'Yes' which is how I managed to get a custom colour on my car.
     

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    This thread is timely - we have a blemish in the paint on the passenger side from fender where the wiper was swinging too far to the driver side through the winter, and has beaten a white spot into the paint (about the size of the point on a sharpie pen).

    Having paint codes on hand will make it that much easier to color match, though the car being Jet Black, I understand that's one of the easier colors to match.
     
  10. Fabrizio

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    I've included a table that shows the Roadster colors I have been able to identify from various sources. I have listed the Tesla Color Codes, DuPont color codes and Lotus color codes that I was able to identify. If anyone else can identify the missing codes, please add them to this table for future reference.
     

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