the concern is how they current finish is stripped off and hot the oven is they use when the put on the new finish. find a place that does a lot of wheels.I like that...but I still want the red Willy’s Jeep logo to remain.
I noticed on the AEV website they recommended against powder coating their aluminum rims because how it affects the strength of the metal. Is that a valid concern?
ask them to have the wheels cold stripped. then have them media blasted so the new PC sticks really well. if they do wheels, they'll know how to do it right. the oven is usually only about 300 degrees. not hot enough to damage wheels. companies just say that to CYA
but really, any powder coater who semi knows what they are doing would have to try to damage a wheel just form redoing the finish. nothing to do with how good it comes out, but the actual process. its not rocket science.
brembo tells people not to powder coat their brake calipers. i had mine stripped, powder coated and then hydro dipped and have driven the piss out of it on track with no issues. as have many others.
ive powder coated, literally tons of wheels, in my former life. never seen a wheel have an issue from it.