Re: wheel paint?
The brakes do rub, but get some white pads, and you can hardly notice. no scratches/dents/dings. etc. just taped off the spokes and spun the wheel real fast on the front fork and sprayed the rim, then did some detailing. 10 mins of work. 30 mins of dry. (just in case)
also if you want, you can get the clear protective paint over that. Probably will do the job.