Yeah, powder coating is useless for anything that takes any sort of abuse.Powder coating a rock ring is silly, it's going to get scratched and there is no way to touch it up besides blasting and re-coating.
I've got a coating setup and I'll still paint them with a good epoxy paint over PC. PC is great for brackets and stuff that doesn't see physical abuse.
Curious to see what people come up with.
All of this waiting around has caused me to spend a ridiculous amount of time shopping for upgrades & accessories for a vehicle I don't even have yet. But thus far I haven't encountered wheel that really makes me want to go and drop $1000 (usually a lot more) on a new set.