Originally Posted by mikewills
How would the durability of the flat color (tsw wheel for example) holdup versus the clear coated wheel (hyper black for example).
Flat finishes are still durable, but because they are flat you can never buff out light scratches or scuffs. If you tried, it would turn the area that was buffed into a gloss or at least semi-gloss look. Here is an example of a single stage flat color. Ugly I know, but these were the customer's road race wheels and he chose the color because he wanted his Porsche to stand out from the others on the track for his friends/crew).