I love LG1's and they are "easier" to deal with getting in and out of than these are. The side bolsters on the seat bottom is actually a frame that comes up that high as well. Really keeps you in the seats though!Those seats are sharp! Makes me want to upgrade my LG1's lol
I didn't powdercoat mine, but they were pretty worse for wear. I used some spray-on truck bed coating. I have had good luck with it on various car parts in the past. We will see how well it holds up.