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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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I did black Plastidip on both the stock wheels and the 16" wheels I use for my autocross/winter tires. I left it flat so I don't worry about brake dust at all. I get LOTS of compliments on it. Super easy, cheap and easy to remove if I change my mind later.
Don't bother masking the tire. The Plastidip falls off the tire in a couple days. I went through all the trouble the first time only to realize it was unnecessary. Just pop the center caps out, unless you want them covered as well.
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A tire wouldn't survive a powder coating oven. You have to mount tires after coating.

I would not expect plastidip to survive tire mounting but I could be wrong. On the other hand, the best way is to get tires mounted, then plastidip. No oven required and no chance of mounting damage that way.
I can tell you first hand that the Plastidip fared better that I expected when I had my winter tires swapped for the Direzza ZII's. It did rub off the very outer edge about 1/4 of the way around. I was able to trim the peeled section and touch it up without having to redo the whole wheel.
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