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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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What is the diamond plating and what is the purpose? I have noticed that quite a few 90s have the diamond plating on the top of fenders and in other areas. Is this for looks? Can it be removed with ease?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Some add them for looks, some add them to make the fenders more scratch resistant and allow them to stand on the fender wings for roof rack access etc. others use them to hide damages. I personally don't care much for diamond plating but to each his own I guess. My 110 has them on the fender tops but they're riveted so taking them off will result in holes.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Purpose is to be able to walk on them, work on them (i.e. throw tools on there while working under the hood), or to cover up dents that are already there from the two things listed above. Or looks. They have their uses - you'll have holes in your fenders if you remove them, but you can also paint them.
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yes, and what Josh said!!! LOL
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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diamond plate is a different product. Whats on defenders is known as 5 bar or chequer plate
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Good to know they can be painted, but I am not wild about it at all. What about the plating below the doors?
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What about the plating below the doors?
Looks - sort of like a mullet
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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Matt, chequer plate on the wings makes for the best work bench. You'll be using it all the time to place stuff, tools, beer, coffee, you name it. Else, you WILL have hand and elbow dents from people checking out your truck.
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Matt, chequer plate on the wings makes for the best work bench. You'll be using it all the time to place stuff, tools, beer, coffee, you name it. Else, you WILL have hand and elbow dents from people checking out your truck.
I second that. I was not crazy about the full fender look so I went with just half so it goes from the front of the vent to the front of the wing top. Agree that it is a hell of a workbench.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:18 AM
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Matt, chequer plate on the wings makes for the best work bench. You'll be using it all the time to place stuff, tools, beer, coffee, you name it. Else, you WILL have hand and elbow dents from people checking out your truck.
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The plating comes in 2mm thick or 3 mm thick. My 110 came with the 2mm and the D- 90 with 3mm. Quite a difference in strength. I don’t think I would want to be standing/walking on the 2mm.
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Matt, chequer plate on the wings makes for the best work bench. You'll be using it all the time to place stuff, tools, beer, coffee, you name it. Else, you WILL have hand and elbow dents from people checking out your truck.
x3 I wasn't crazy about them when I got my 90 but they have been very handy to have.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Same here, they grow on you.
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Thanks for the responses guys, I will most likely paint these the color of the body if I happen to get one with these installed. I guess the purpose makes sense, just some look better than others on certain color rigs.
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Marginally acceptable on a Defender. Totally wrong on a Series. You don't want to be walking on precious Series wing tops anyway.
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Go with the 3mm Mammouth from RN or you wing tops will be concave like this before long.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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I guess its like running boost wheels with offroad tires. It makes no sense, but some think it looks cool.

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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Go with the 3mm Mammouth from RN or you wing tops will be concave like this before long.
Once you have the pressure dents then the water pooling starts...

I'm all for stiffening the wing tops as it makes the trucks easier to work on. Doing 3mm body color on the Arles 110 - bonnet as well
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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The reason you see it on the sills and rear corners is that on Jeeps, those were common places to rust out. Diamond plate cappings were a redneck way to reinforce and cover up the cancer. The look caught on, and was part of the fashion, to the point that guys would put it on new Jeeps causing it to rust out faster. The fenders and hood aren't really sturdy enough to walk on. If you want to reinforce them so you dont get elbow dents etc, you can plate then on the underside, or get smooth plate for teh top.

I guess its like running boost wheels with offroad tires. It makes no sense, but some think it looks cool.

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Well it does look Cool! It's also Phat and Bitchin brother!
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