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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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Does plastidip come in gloss?

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Would it come off by going through carwashes?

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Hmmm, may go platidip route than powdercoating. I got a quote for $280 to powdercoat my wheels in black gloss but they charge $100 to unmount and remount and balance tires.

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Thanks! Don't get me wrong, in some cases PlastiDip is probably better, especially when you're not sure you want to live with that color 'forever'. I would highly recommend that once you find that a color works for you, save up enough to do the full powder coat. I had the luxury of having my stock rims to use while these were in for coating, then I took them to America's Tire (Discount Tire) and had the rubber mounted, balanced, and put on the car for $19 a wheel (I had also pre-bought the wheel sensors from Steve at Tasca). Good luck, and We can't wait to see what you end up with!
Tires were mounted after the coating? Machine didnt scratch the coating?

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Would platidip wheels survive on the newer machines?

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I just bought 4 cans of black and a aerosol spray gun adapter from home depot. Tomorrow im goin to pepboys to pickup either glossifier, metalizer or pearilzer. Havnt decided yet.

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