Diamond cut wheels!

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Diamond cut wheels!

Post by MTXM » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:48 am

I have noticed that very many cars nowadays have diamond-cut wheels that set me wondering about when this fashion first arose. The XM must be quite an early exponent I am guessing and the CX alloys also used the contrast between painted and exposed metal. Does anyone know any more about the history of the treatment and did the XM set the trend? Regards, Matthew T.
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
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1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by Dieselman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:11 pm

MTXM wrote: Does anyone know any more about the history of the treatment and did the XM set the trend?
Obviously not if the CX had them.
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1990 2.1SD M.RP 5049 in EJV Mandarin
1992 2.1SD A.RP 5698 in EJV Mandarin
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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by russ92xmsed » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:27 pm

Might be wrong, but did the GSA and Visa have diamond cut alloys?
Clearly it started in the 70's.

Only trouble with diamond cut alloys... mainly new ones, are they look scabby quite quickly. But then they all seem to be huge wheels that scrape the curbs.

I'm still deciding on how to have my Italias restored.
Russ

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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by MTXM » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:35 pm

Obviously not if the CX had them.
I am not sure if they are strictly diamond cut Will unless exposed alloy is enough!
Might be wrong, but did the GSA and Visa have diamond cut alloys?
Both cars had similar style wheels to the CX with painted and polished surfaces but are they actually diamond cut?
I'm still deciding on how to have my Italias restored.
I have achieved quite a good result with hand painted Hammerite silver paint Russ if you saw my recent post!
With regards,
Matthew T.
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by russ92xmsed » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:38 pm

I'll have a look.
There is a new chap i have found in Stroud who does wheels, which I will get a quote from.
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1992 K reg XM 2.1 Auto SED RP 5705 (D)
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http://www.rjwcreativedesign.co.uk

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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:46 pm

I've heard Lepson's are one of the best in country
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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by MTXM » Fri May 04, 2018 8:09 am

Here are some photos of the XM wheel and other CX and GS and Visa wheels mentioned by Russ, but are the last three strictly diamond cut? Regards, Matthew T. PS. Sorry about the tiny photos due to the site upload issue!
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by MTXM » Fri May 04, 2018 8:19 am

Unfortunately even the tiny photos are not loading! Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by xantia_v6 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:19 am

The Jaguar 'Kent' wheels introduced with the XJ-S in 1975 were initially diamond cut, but after about 1980, the same wheels were actually painted with the silver colour.

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Re: Diamond cut wheels!

Post by MTXM » Mon May 07, 2018 9:56 am

That is interesting information Mike and including the replacement of the diamond cut finish with paint, which is what I have chosen to do with my XM! With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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