I was painting wheel rims this weekend and was sort of wishing I had taken them to a powdercoater. Of coarse I'm a bit of a cheapskate so I feel like I saved some money doing it myself, but I'm also a bit lazy so it would have been nice to let someone else do the work. I like paint because I think it's more authentic but powdercoat is very durable which is good for things like wheels because of the enviornment they get subjected to. I've seen powdercoated frames and castings and I think that looks awful so I would only consider powdercoat on certain parts. I guess I'm looking for positive reinforcement because I'm still wondering if I should have the rims powdercoated.