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Old 04-29-2014, 07:48 AM
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More Durable Wheel Finish Against the Elements: Black or Chrome?

I will be buying new wheels soon, and looking for some input before I buy. I like the looks of the combination of the black and machined finish wheels. Also like chrome. I live in Utah where we have to deal with snow and unfortunately salt on the roads.

Does the black/machined finish wheels hold up better against the elements, or does chrome hold up better?
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i'd say they are about the same.
cleared over black and machined, your going to have the clear peel off and metal oxidation
black and machined not cleared your going to have metal oxidation
chrome your going to have pitting and flaking of the chrome...
it is pretty much a no win, get what you like. or keep the originals to run in the winter and not worry about it.
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I have moto metals and after the second winter they are pitting and "chrome" is flaking off the center caps......very disappointing
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:44 AM
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Thanks for the feedback.
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After watching a few videos about Plastidip I think it may be more durable than some powder coating products.
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I ruined a pair of chrome wheels in under two years, off road chips them up, then they start to flake. I've been running KMC matte black wheels for 5 years now and they look as good as new, very durable black powdercoat
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