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M100 TWO

Postby Alan Head » Sun 24.11.2013, 18:31

Here are some images of the car in various light conditions.

The colour is Cranberry. It can look brown, black or red depending on the lighting conditions !

I have spent some time with the polisher this year and it's really come up a treat.

Thought I'd try some experiments with the camera last night.



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And in contrast some daytime images

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And some images at home

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Re: M100 TWO

Postby novacaine » Sun 24.11.2013, 19:27

Looks great. Your Elan looks very clean, cant see a scratch or scrape anywhere :)
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Rambo » Sun 24.11.2013, 19:40

I see this car fairly regularly and can confirm it is every bit as good as it looks.
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby paulous » Mon 25.11.2013, 01:04

What wax/polish do you use? It looks awesome!
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby m100sandra » Mon 25.11.2013, 07:59

Great Colour :-)
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby adster » Mon 25.11.2013, 08:42

Love it! Great colour!
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Alan Head » Mon 25.11.2013, 17:53

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paulous wrote:What wax/polish do you use? It looks awesome!


The swirls were removed with Menzerna ip2100, initial polish was Menzerna sf4500. This was applied using a Das6 Pro DA polisher.

For a quick sparkle before a show I use Poorboys black hole.

The car is now only ever washed using the two bucket method.

It's amazing how many swirls are added by one wash with an average sponge and a single bucket !
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby TrevorB » Mon 25.11.2013, 20:51

Love it too :!: Most unusual colour can't be many around?
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby DABgp » Mon 25.11.2013, 20:54

Sorry, what is the 2 bucket treatment? :oops:
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby TrevorB » Mon 25.11.2013, 21:08

Silk Red SE Turbo
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby DABgp » Mon 25.11.2013, 21:36

TrevorB wrote:http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=4637

Have a look at this



Good grief, I had no idea washing a car could be so complicated!
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby M100 TWO » Tue 01.04.2014, 21:10

Alan nice to see you are still enjoying the car, good photos picks the colour out well, have you put many miles on it.

Keep smiling john
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Rambo » Wed 02.04.2014, 11:29

John - your old S2 is featured in the 100th edition of CHICANE, the Lotus Drivers Club magazine

http://www.lotusdriversclub.org.uk/?p=4882
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Rambo » Wed 02.04.2014, 11:58

Just remembered............. it's not tonight :oops: It's the 2nd Wed in every month so next Wed, 9th April :oops:
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Alan Head » Thu 03.04.2014, 17:39

M100 TWO wrote:Alan nice to see you are still enjoying the car, good photos picks the colour out well, have you put many miles on it.

Keep smiling john



Hi John, Hope you are well.

The car has done just over 105,000 miles. I just taxed the car and it's booked in for an MOT next Monday.

Looking forward to putting a few miles on this Summer now that I have put new syncro hubs in the gearbox.

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Re: M100 TWO

Postby nicowalker1 » Fri 18.04.2014, 21:37

Really nice colour, looks really good!
It's amazing what a difference a good quality polish and a lot of patience can make!
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby yilmazmotorsport » Thu 14.08.2014, 21:24

Man your Elan looks just amazing :-D
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Miller » Sun 09.08.2015, 22:32

Very nice color. Probably the only one M100 in Cranberry?

Which number is it?
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby rip » Mon 10.08.2015, 08:41

Miller wrote:Very nice color. Probably the only one M100 in Cranberry?

I remember reading that it was made to order & therefore the only Cranberry M100.
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Re: M100 TWO

Postby Rambo » Mon 10.08.2015, 08:55

And it's no longer in Alan Head's garage. Gone to another good home in Scotland though :wink:
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