Originally Posted by Scottina06
its subjective......tons more options with paint and it will be smoother, glossier. Some say powdercoat is tougher...but Ive yet to have that proven to me. A good painted wheel is pretty tough. My wheels are painted and they are tough...plus they will be easier to fix....LOL
That is a good point, much easier to touch up some paint than to try to match PC or have it recoated.
Paint finishes have come a long way and there are options that make it much more durable then in the past.
There are also a lot more color options for powdercoating available now as well as well as very glossy and matte finishes.
If I were trying to color match something I would go with paint, if I was going for a complimentary color look I would powdercoat.