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I picked up a second set of snowflakes for AutoX and to put sticky~ish tires on. So I was thinking of going for a 'brushed aluminum' look with the 2nd set. Anyone know how tough the factory paint is on the wheels, the set I got for 300$ are actually quiet nice, just the older 13/14 light silver
 

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Not bad, for a combined $530 I got a set of like new Goodyear Eagle F1 AND a set of factory ST wheels with TPMS.

Should be a good starting ground for having fun this year. The question is, do I paint em? I'm thinking not, they are in great shape, though now is a good time to decide before I get them mounted.

 

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The factory wheel paint is pretty durable. I've got 70k on mine.. no curbing, but plenty of cone swipes and car washes. They're still in great shape.
 

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I had the gun metal ones and could never bring myself to alter the factory finish, but if I had the more common alloy/silver ones like those I would totally paint them. Especially being a 2nd set of flakes.

They are so heavy though...
 

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Be sure to post the results. I'm curious to see what you did.

I too just picked up a set of bright grey snowflakes (with the f1 summer tires). They're so damn bright compared to the rado-grey flakes that came with the car... they almost look white!

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Yep, after talking with with the powdercoater and doing a bit of research, I decided on a bronzy-gold color called "prismatic gold". Wheels should be available by the 13th.


While the dark grays will enjoy a simple life of DDing
 

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Called the powder coater today, saddly ill be waiting till next week to get them back.
Boooo, lol.
Post up some sweet pics when they come in. I am lookin' to get another set of something (for winter kicks) and I have a strong affinity for gold wheels, interested in how these turn out.
 

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I love the look of the snowflakes I just wish they didn't weigh so much and came in a little more aggressive offset.

Cant wait to see your wheels when they get done
 

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The wheels are done, but due to their hours and my work schedule I have to wait till Saturday to pick them up. I must contain my excitement.
 

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Since these were 13/14 wheels, I was worried the TPMS may not work. However all is well, after deflating the wheels to 20psi, then raising them back to 36psi, I can confirm that at least in my case, the TPMS off the 13/14 work on the 15/16.

All in all, $900 to have a full second set of wheels for play time. Though I almost don't want to take them off, I really like how it looks.
 

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Looks good.

And thanks for the tip about dropping the tire pressure and then refilling them to trigger the tpms.

When I put my set on, they were already at 35psi so I just drove and hoped theyd sync automatically. That didn't work so I ended up going to discount tire where the guy used the sync tool to activate them in about 2 minutes.
 
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