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      02-18-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Powder Coat...glossy/satin/matte black?

Getting delivery of my 2013 MW coupe next week and first thing I want to do is get the rims powdercoated. I think I have tossed out matte black. Think the flatness of the matte on the MW wouldnt achieve the look I want. Been leaning towards matte and I dont want them so shine that much but havent been able to see comparisons side by side to make a final decision. Anybody have any opinions or photos to compare?
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      02-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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      02-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Paint would be preferred for the stock wheels. IMO on MW, I would also not do a matte wheel. Satin would be a good compromise between matte and shiny.
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[quote=THE TECH;13514311]Paint would be preferred for the stock wheels. IMO on MW, I would also not do a matte wheel. Satin would be a good compromise between matte and shiny.[/QUOTE

Can you tell me why you say paint would be better? I dont know too much about paint vs powdercoat. I just thought powdercoat would hold up better. Satin is definitely the way I am going though. THanks for your input!
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Paint would be preferred for the stock wheels. IMO on MW, I would also not do a matte wheel. Satin would be a good compromise between matte and shiny.
Can you tell me why you say paint would be better? I dont know too much about paint vs powdercoat. I just thought powdercoat would hold up better. Satin is definitely the way I am going though. THanks for your input!
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Can you tell me why you say paint would be better? I dont know too much about paint vs powdercoat. I just thought powdercoat would hold up better. Satin is definitely the way I am going though. THanks for your input!
Powdercoating the cast, stock wheel is not recommended since the process can weaken the wheel.
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Powdercoating the cast, stock wheel is not recommended since the process can weaken the wheel.
I could be wrong but pretty sure the gts wheels are powder coated. Anyone know for sure?
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I could be wrong but pretty sure the gts wheels are powder coated. Anyone know for sure?
I have a set of the GTS wheels and they definitely don't appear to be powder coated.
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Yes I'm pretty sure gts wheels are powder coated
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