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Paint or Powder Coat?

I have 4 Tru-Spoke wheels that have rust on the spokes and rim. They were expensive wheels when I bought them and I hate to discard them because of the rust. I'm wondering if the way to save and make them appear decent is to sand blast and then either powder coat them or paint them (maybe the color of the car)? I've been told that sandblasting would make them rough and unsuitable for powder coating. Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

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A good powder coating outfit can prepare and coat your wheels for you and they can come out nice..Not to worry..

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Sandblasting is actually the best (and only way in my mind) to prep for powdercoating. Where did you hear otherwise?
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What I've been told by a powder coater is that once they are sandblasted they may be too rough to powdercoat; as the powdercoating may not cover the scratches.
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I think find another powder coater as we use a very fine media that does not leave big scratches..

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