Diamond cut - or not

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Diamond cut alloy finish

YES keep them as factory
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32%
NO have them silver
0
No votes
NO have them gunmetal
0
No votes
NO have them black
0
No votes
Sward's a useless shitpiece
13
68%
 
Total votes: 19

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MarkM
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Re: Diamond cut - or not

Postby MarkM » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:41 pm

Yup. We come across some fucking horrific bodgery

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Re: Diamond cut - or not

Postby max_defrost » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:46 pm

empsburna wrote:
max_defrost wrote:Well car on stands on the driveway, wheels at refurbishers awaiting a POWDER COAT :shock:

It seems that wonderful MB when doing a goodwill wheel refurbishment a long while ago accidently* shipped the wheel out to someone who's DNA surely traces back to Randell/JLD/Harvey. As such so fucking much had been cut off the face of the alloy that it cannot be cut any further. CUNTS. So that's that. FUCK YOU JARDINE MOTOR GROUP.


I didn't know it was even possible for that to happen.


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The diamond finished bits are proud of the wheel, but as you cut the face depth off/downward they become flush with the gunmetal coloured non machined bits, sort of blurring it outward. I've gone for an E39 M5 hommage with a shadow chrome colouring fitted to a set of cross climates.

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Re: Diamond cut - or not

Postby marinast » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:20 am

You should have nicked those Jazz alloys.
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Re: Diamond cut - or not

Postby Sourdiesel » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:23 am

Might not have been bodgery, there is always a risk with diamond turning you expose a flaw in the casting requiring them to cut a bit further to get rid of it.

Not a problem if you are painting them as you can just fill it but obviously an issue if you are just lacquering the cut face.

Either way they look pretty good!

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Re: Diamond cut - or not

Postby Gordon Bennett » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:31 am

Let us know how you get on with the Cross Climates Pearly.

I've just plumped for a set of Conti Winters. On diamond cut rimzz too seeing as they're the smallest diameter Wheel option I can fit :lol:


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