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My OEM wheels are at the sandblaster today and I need to know how to finish them.

Pros: Powder coat is claimed to be very durable and strong for a finish. However in the hard use of wheels the surface could become compromised sometime in the future. Cost is not an issue.

Cons: With Powder coat on aluminum you get one shot as sandblasting off a failed application is not an option. So if it begins to flake the wheel is shot.

Pros: Enamel is inexpensive and widely available, and I can sandblast and repeat as many times as I choose.

Cons: Enamel is a softer finish so it will fail eventually it’s just a matter of when.

Any experienced opinions out there?
 

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See my reply to your question on the W126 forum

http://forums.mbnz.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1209389&posts=2&fid=12

Have fun, Good Luck[:)][:)]
 
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