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Hello all,
Wanted to get some wheels for my molten orange FiST, but coming from a s2000 its shocking how little options we have in regards to wheels. I feel the only way to get a good fit, and unique look is probably going custom wheels (looking at fifteen52). But can't justify the price on those wheels with a FiST.

So i've decided to stick with OEM wheels for the next year or two and just powdercoat them over the winter season. I'm just having a real hard time trying to find a rim color that suits the molten orange!

i saw this photoshop of a green envy st and actually liked it

wondering what thoughts you guys have on what color powdercoating (solid of even two colors like the above pic) would look nice on a molten orange.
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You're welcome! Yeah, that's an issue for me, I don't know if I should go with black or white rims, so I'll try plastidip and see how they look and then make a decision.
Black will look cleaner for longer .. Remember I said "look" cleaner the factory brakes make short work of any clean wheel no matter the color. But lighter colors will show more sooner .. Here plastic dip might be a cheap way to find out
Tires were mounted after the coating? Machine didnt scratch the coating?

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I can say after having my new Team D wheels mounted with new tires and my Blue SVT poweder coated wheels mounted I had NO scratches at all And the Team D wheels were mounted on the "OLD" style tire machine infact the guys did not want to do them till I said lets try just one and see after all what I am going to do to these rims a lil smirch won't matter . If they use lots of lube (LOL I know) and go easy it will be fine or at least it worked for me.. My Powder coated blue SVT wheels I took to wally world as they were the only place open at the time and they had a newer machine with plastic rim gaurds or something I didn't get to watch but they came out with NO marks either ..
Would platidip wheels survive on the newer machines?

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I don't see why not and the joy of PD is it can be redone for little or now added cost vs Poweder coating.
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