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What is teflon coated vs painted wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ERdept, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Feb 15, 2008 at 1:42 AM
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    ERdept

    ERdept [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    Brians03Taco

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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.

    ~Brian
     
  3. Feb 17, 2008 at 9:26 PM
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    TacoSter

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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
     
  4. Feb 17, 2008 at 9:27 PM
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    that I didn't know. Thanks for the knowledge

    ~Brian
     
  5. Feb 18, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    If you get painted rims, you can wax them and that serves as some protection
     
  6. Feb 18, 2008 at 10:50 PM
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    Big Guns

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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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