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American Racing wheel question Paint or powdercoat?

I want my American Racing Torque Thrust wheels to be darker like the oxidized originals. I've looked at the Eastwood Charcoal wheel paint and I'm also considering having the spokes powder coated. Any suggestions by those of you who have done this? I have limited painting experience, but I think I could scuff up the light gray paint on the wheels, degrease them and mask them off for paint. I figure two good coats should be good.............or...............I could have them powder coated. Please chime in with pros and cons for each method. BTW powder coating will cost approx $75 per wheel. Painting will be less expensive, but not sure how long it will last. Thanks guys.

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Hey Rob, I used the Eastwood Charcoal Wheel paint on my wheels, and have found it to be very durable product. Be sure to take care when masking off the areas not to be painted because the paint dries very fast, especially when applied in warm temps, or in the sun. It's been two years, and I haven't had any issues with the paint. It's Good Stuff...I used two cans.
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I want my American Racing Torque Thrust wheels to be darker like the oxidized originals. I've looked at the Eastwood Charcoal wheel paint and I'm also considering having the spokes powder coated. Any suggestions by those of you who have done this? I have limited painting experience, but I think I could scuff up the light gray paint on the wheels, degrease them and mask them off for paint. I figure two good coats should be good.............or...............I could have them powder coated. Please chime in with pros and cons for each method. BTW powder coating will cost approx $75 per wheel. Painting will be less expensive, but not sure how long it will last. Thanks guys.
Rob,

(Opinion) if it were my wheels I would spend the $75.00 Dollars per wheel and have them Power-Coated.

It will hold-up much longer I think.

Especially when you use Wheel Cleaner to get the Brake-Dust off which you already know
(Brake Dust) is "Corrosive".


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Go with powdercoating it will last.
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