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    Paint or Powder Coat?

    Hey Everyone
    I have a white Evoque, and was wondering what the best way to get my rims painted black.
    Should I go Powder Coat or Paint?
    Has anyone had any experience with these?
    Any information is much appreciated!

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    Steel or alloy?

    Powder coat is a brittle paint. If painting steel wheels, the wheels flex and fractures develop on the powder coating. You then get ingress of moisture and a fine web of rust lines on the steel rim.

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    Enamel is a better choice for wheels.
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    Paint for the forementioned reasons - it is more flexible than powdercoat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJJ View Post
    Hey Everyone
    I have a white Evoque, and was wondering what the best way to get my rims painted black.
    Should I go Powder Coat or Paint?
    Has anyone had any experience with these?
    Any information is much appreciated!
    Powder coating involves baking the wheels to cure the coating. Heat-treating alloy wheels is potentially dangerous, and so powder coating should never be attempted in the absence of advice from the wheel manufacturer.

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