Originally Posted by hadd
Not sure mick going into salt water also when you need to fit a new tyre they would chip the coating on the wheel with the machines they use
Powder coating is very durable, if you are worried about the ham fisted lads at quick fit/national tyres damaging new wheels, take them to a wheel refurbishers and ask them to fit the tyres.
I do this with my car wheels, I buy the tyres online and get my alloy wheel specialist to fit them. They know how to handle wheels.