[xj] Wheel paint S1

Hello,

I am sure this must have been asked before, but despite
vigorous searching I am unable to find anything, not on
Jag-lovers, not on Google.

My car is a 73 Series 1 currently fitted with S2 wheels. I
have the original wheels though, in terrible condition, and
I want to restore them to their former glory. I remember
seeing the old S1 brochure where the wheels were painted in
the same colour as the car: blue car, blue wheels. Or is it
not the entire wheel that is painted thus? Could someone
enlighten me on this?

Regards,
�yvind Olsholt
1973 XJ6 4.2
Norway–
1973 XJ6 4.2
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In reply to a message from rvwsak sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

http://s828.photobucket.com/albums/zz210/g-mac_2009/?
action=view&current=Photo1523.jpg&newest=1

if you took through my pictures of my series 1 youll see her
chromed steel wheels (original)
they are painted the same colour as the car in the indents, I didnt
realise some cars came from the factory that way, I thought someone
had painted mine before me?–
Gareth McCullough, Northern Ireland , Series 1 Daimler 4.2
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In reply to a message from rvwsak sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

I think the very early cars had body coloured wheels (like
the mark 2’s with a hub cap option) It was phased out very
early as it didn’t suit the lighter coloured cars as much as
those with darker paint.

Here’s a 1969 car with colour coded wheels - looking smart too

My car is also 1969 but has the usual silver wheels - they
could have been repainted in the following years though.

Your car as a 73 would have had silver wheels from the factory.–
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In reply to a message from Doig sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

Doig, this is exactly what I was referring to: body coloured
wheels. So this is only for the very early cars. That fits
in well with all photographs I have seen: those with body
coloured wheels have been early S1 cars.

So silver it is. You wouldn’t happen to know also the
correct silver code? There are so many shades of gray to
choose from.

Thanks for your time.–
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In reply to a message from rvwsak sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

I can’t help you with the wheel colour sorry maybe someone
else knows–
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In reply to a message from rvwsak sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

As stated earlier, there were the early wheels color coded to the
body color. Here is a factory photo of one in silver. Note the
larger hubcaps and the rimbellishers.

Later, on the base models, came the steel turbo wheels. These were
either chrome plated or painted and are usually thought of as
series 2 wheels. If painted, they were Argent which is a Jaguar
Silver. They were silver regardless of body color. They also have
chrome or stainless rimbellishers and use the same smaller chrome
hubcap as the chrome Turbo wheels.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/brochures/xj/xj12872_5.jpg--
The original message included these comments:

Doig, this is exactly what I was referring to: body coloured
wheels. So this is only for the very early cars. That fits
in well with all photographs I have seen: those with body
coloured wheels have been early S1 cars.
So silver it is. You wouldn’t happen to know also the
correct silver code? There are so many shades of gray to
choose from.


John Testrake 74XJ12L rhd, 84 XJ6 700R4
St.Louis, United States
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In reply to a message from John Testrake sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

Thanks, John. So here’s a 71 with the large hubcaps and body
coloured wheels. But a 71 is hardly a very early S1, is it?
I have photos of my own car when it was brand-new (one
owner, you see). It has the old type wheels (with the large
hubcaps, not the steel turbo wheels) but unfortunately it is
impossible to see whether they are body coloured or not.

But from what you all say it seems safe to assume that the
correct colour for my wheels is Argent.–
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In reply to a message from rvwsak sent Thu 29 Apr 2010:

My car, a 73, has the S1 style wheels and large hubcaps (not the S2
items). They are silver, not body colour.

Is it possible it was part of the spec of the car? My car and a few
others I have seen have with silver wheels don’t have the outer rim
embellishers, where the ones with body colour wheels do?–
The original message included these comments:

Thanks, John. So here’s a 71 with the large hubcaps and body
coloured wheels. But a 71 is hardly a very early S1, is it?
I have photos of my own car when it was brand-new (one
owner, you see). It has the old type wheels (with the large
hubcaps, not the steel turbo wheels) but unfortunately it is
impossible to see whether they are body coloured or not.
But from what you all say it seems safe to assume that the
correct colour for my wheels is Argent.


'73 XJ6 S1 2.8, '77 XJ6 S2 4.2, '84 XJS V12
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In reply to a message from Rich W sent Fri 30 Apr 2010:

I have a 69 SI in BRG from factory and that had the silver rims,
(not SII type) hub cap and trim ring. Now painted a contrasting red
colour.

‘‘Rimbellisher’’ is this code for trim ring? If so, this will be my
new word for the day!–
Fred Nitschke 68 S1 SBC 350 TH 400 32 Ford Hiboy Roadster
Nuriootpa, Australia
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