Join Date: May 2017
Location: Prescott, Arizona
I've probably painted over 40 sets of wheels with rattle cans getting great results. Steelies, alloys of all kinds, and wire wheels from Brit cars. Preparation is everything and it is a good idea to spray some test coats to get a feel for coverage. Most any major brand spray paint will work fine. No, you don't need special "Wheel Paint" at all.
I'm skeptical of the expense of powder coating. Wheels live in a very hostile environment, scratches and scrapes happen. Rattle can paint is easy to touch up. Powder coat not so much.
1991 S4 Spider "Gabriela", 2017 VW Golf R, 2018 VW GTI,
Previous obsessions; 2006 Mustang GT, 2006 BMW Z4M, 5 other Bimmers, Capri V6, Renault 5, Lotus Cortina, Sunbeam Alpine, Ducati Diana Mk 3, Norton Commando