Paint/Powder Coat Wheels - or keep as is?

Paint/Powder Coat Wheels - or keep as is?

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    Default Paint/Powder Coat Wheels - or keep as is?

    I am getting a new set of Spyderlock wheels in machined aluminum. Spyderlock has stated they don't offer the wheel in black on the 5x5.5 bolt pattern wheel. I would like to have the wheel portion black and keep the ring as machined aluminum. What would you guys suggest...paint, powder coat, or something else and why?

    - If paint, do you have any idea of a specific product to use?

    - If powder coat, what type of sheen?

    - Any other product/finish you would recommend?

    - On another note, would you just keep them as all machined aluminum on a billet silver '13 JKU.

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    Just my 2 cents. Without seeing your Jeep.
    I have the same color Jeep and have thought about getting my stock wheels power coated because it will last. That said. I looked at the wheels and would say, not seeing your Jeep, I would do Satin Black inter and either leave the ring silver or if you have an accent color, I have cobalt blue, do the ring that way.
    Here's something to look at: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...eels&FORM=IGRE

    Good Luck!

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    sheen and such is personal preference, but I would choose powder coat every single day over paint in regards to wheels. Powder coat is just going to hold up so much better over the long haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAG00 View Post
    I am getting a new set of Spyderlock wheels in machined aluminum. Spyderlock has stated they don't offer the wheel in black on the 5x5.5 bolt pattern wheel. I would like to have the wheel portion black and keep the ring as machined aluminum. What would you guys suggest...paint, powder coat, or something else and why?

    - If paint, do you have any idea of a specific product to use?

    - If powder coat, what type of sheen?

    - Any other product/finish you would recommend?

    - On another note, would you just keep them as all machined aluminum on a billet silver '13 JKU.

    Thanks

    5X5.5? What are you putting them on? Your JK have Dana 60s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmrtnsn View Post
    5X5.5? What are you putting them on? Your JK have Dana 60s?
    I am putting Currie VXR60s in.
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    No doubt, powdercoating is much more durable than paint. The next best option would be automotive paint.
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    Wheels just came in to the shop. Any last thoughts on powder coating them semi-gloss black with leaving the rings as machined aluminum or just leaving them as factory machined aluminum finish?

    My rig is a '13 JKU in billet silver color.
    '13 JKU Billet Silver, RockKrawler 3.5 Max Travel lift, JRi Shocks, Fuel Trophy Wheels w/ 315 GY Duratracs, Superchips Flashpaq, Rubi Rails, Ace Rock Sliders, sPod, JCR Front & Rear bumpers, Engo 10KS Winch, KrawlOff-road LEDs

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