Thanks Gary! I would prefer to use powder also but in this case paint will have to do. The only thing I don’t like powder on is wheels, and only certain wheels where visibility of the center lug markings is important (like Alpina and BBS).Markos, I media blasted mine to get it clean. I use micro glass beads not sand and yes it does make them dull but good paint like the SEM with two coats seems to make them look like original.
I just found over the years because of it's location and working around in on Webers that is scratches easily and just looks older.
That's why I did the powder coat. ( and I had an extra in case I really screwed it up) Everything on my car that can be is powder coated. All the drive train and suspension.
So once you start you're sort of committed.