Over the years tires being changed and stick on weights being removed have caused the rims behind the chrome face to have the gray paint stripped by the weights and it looks shabby. I have inquired about powder coating, maybe gloss black, but want the faces left chrome. Coaters tell me that it would be cost prohibitive, because of masking, media blasting would most likely defeat the masking effort. The option they offer is to do the entire wheel gloss black. If my "R" was a solid light color it would probably look super but my "R" is rico/silver over smoke/asphalt. Did get a cost estimate of between 700 & a grand for the set. Has someone out there redone their rims leaving the face original. What type of paint would stand up to the elements? Would future tire changing damage the paint at the rim edge? Any info would be muchly appreciated.