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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Powder Coat or Paint

I know the pros and cons to each. My question is I want to refinish my CL55 AMG rims to put up or sale. I put new ones on the car.

Powdered is preferred I think and might command a better profit rather than paint. I can get them powdered for $240 for all four. I've refinised several sets of rims in the past and can make them look pretty nice!

Is it your experience that you see wheels sell for more if powdered?

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Make them "green" or "hybrids" and they will fly from you garage in no time
Per my experience MB paint on wheels is ubeatable. I was using wire brush to clean acid (wheel cleaner)-baked brake dust on inner side and the paint took it pretty well.
That said, uneducated buyers will consider powder coat as new technology and likely that will be their preference.
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Just had mine powdered coated followed by a clear coat and they turned out with a new & clean look.

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