My wheels are anodized black. So far they're holding up great, and haven't scratched up. I'm not sure which way would be better, so once my wheels look like crap, I'll PC them, and see how long they last in that condition. The only thing bad about anodizing is that it will Fade in sunlight exposure. So the longer you leave your quad outside the lighter your wheels will become. After a while they will look like Chocolate....and mine are starting to fade some after 3 months riding in the dunes, and tracks. I do keep my bike inside my trailer as much as possible.