FAQ > Chris The Bartender FAQ: > What about powder-coated tins or vinyl tins?

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Powder-coated tins function just like stainless steel tins but look a lot flashier to the guest. However, they generally cost about twice as much. For starters, I recommend just getting the stainless steel 28 oz. weighted tins. However, if you want to look a little flashier at work, or if you’ve got your first competition coming up, then I suggest investing in a nice set of neon powder coated tins. I use my powder coated tins for competitions only. Vinyl tins, on the other hand, offer a lot more grip (it’s almost like a rubber sleeve around them). They're handy sometimes and I have friends that love ‘em, but I don’t personally use them that often.