Powder Coat vs. Paint
I was wondering about the pros & cons of powder coated wheels vs. painted wheels. I've wanted a set of gunmetal AR Torque Thrust II's for as long as I can remember, but much to my dismay, AR doesn't make a gunmetal torque thrust II. There's a fellow TC member I plan to buy some used TTII's from, and was looking into getting the centers powdercoated gunmetal grey. Powder coating them will be quite pricey though, so I was wondering if they really need powder or if decent paint would suffice? I'm thinking about just rollin' the polished until someday down the road when the body is ready for paint (I keep hoping if I wait long enough that'll just magically happen somehow) and then paint the rims the same metallic grey I plan to do my stripes in...which makes paint more appealing than powder coat because having them perfectly match the stripes would look pretty sharp. But how well do painted rims hold up? How does the cost compare? Local powder coat shops are quoting me $250-500 depending on color.
Oh yes indeed...I'm as confused as you think I am.
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