Originally Posted by M3 Adjuster
I'm an engineering flunkie.
Same here. I'm just using twelve years of experience with a quality shop to say that it can certainly be done. Since my factory wheels were powdered, chemically stripped and recoated, I'd venture to guess that's more stress than a factory painted wheel would go through.
One of my hobbies is riding bicycles, and while this is steel, it's butted to 0.015", or 0.38mm. I've ridden various powder coated bikes for nearly as long as I've had my wheels, and have yet to see it cause any untoward assplosions.