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I am having some Mercedes wheels refurb'ed to the OE look (previous owner and curbing) and was told by the repair shop they powder coat then clear coat...no more painting...this company was recommended by many high end dealerships...

I was told that powder coating was far stronger than just painting...

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And powdercoating can be done on aluminum wheels. Just don't use super high heat because it can weaken the aluminum.
 

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^ 5 years :skep:? Powder coating is far superior to paint in durability. The downside is it cannot be "touched up" if it gets scuffed or chipped.

Powder coating typically cures at 450 deg. so it is safe to apply to aluminum and will not weaken it.

My powder coating experience is 5 years in an industrial maintenance position maintaining a Nordson Powder Coating system.
 
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