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Old 02-15-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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What is teflon coated vs painted wheels

I see some wheel makers saying some of the wheels they sell are painted black.

Others say "Teflon" coated.

What is the difference. I have never heard of teflon except on frying pans.

Is it more durable?

Also any suggestions on a old school type of wheel that's black with the hole design around it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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The Teflon coating is just like on the frying pans. Makes them easier to clean I would suppose. I can't imagine a Teflon coating to be stronger than paint. Think about how easy it is to chip a coated frying pan, you gotta use plastic spatulas and such with Teflon.

Painted is just painted, I imagine it's stronger that Teflon coatings but with anything thats painted it will chip, ding, and flake over time.

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Most factory rims are teflon coating (alloy rims) very helpful in the snow/road salt belt! Had weld rims on a jeep few yrs back... never ever let the salt hit em... ruined the rims... forever pitted
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Most factory rims are teflon coating (alloy rims) very helpful in the snow/road salt belt! Ha weld rims on a jeep few yrs back... never ever let the salt hit em... ruined the rims... forever pitted
that I didn't know. Thanks for the knowledge

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If you get painted rims, you can wax them and that serves as some protection
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The teflon rims, such as American Racing's ATX series, are easier to clean and give a unique look. They do chip real easily from what i hear. I, personally, have been looking for a set because i like the look they have. More of a matte, almost textured finish. I dont think there is any real benefit, other than ease of cleaning, between one or the other.
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