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      08-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Powdercoating or Paint?

Hi, I have a 2011 BMW 535xi and i wanted to get my wheels either powdercoated or painted black. I'm not sure which to do. I live in New England so their is snow i have to deal with because i dont plan on buying snow tires and wheels. Has anyone powdercoated? Is it more expensive than paint? Is it more durable to rocks and less scratches? i have also heard that powdercoating puts the wheels in an "oven" to dry them and i have heard that this can weaken the wheel? Thanks
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      08-27-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Powder coating all the way. It's much more durable than painting. Paint will chip at some point.
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      08-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #3

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Powdercoat. Just like the factory wheel finish.
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