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Old 03-31-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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Plasti Dip Removal

Soooo i've had my wheels dipped black for awhile and thought maybe i'd switch it up a little. Went with red and it looks ok but this attempt didn't turn out as well and some of it's already chipping in some areas.

I'm looking to strip all of those dip layers I've applied to get my wheels back to stock for now, before i decide to do anything else.

I've heard WD-40 and this stuff called De-Solv-It works well when you let it soak into the dip and powerwash. Anyone know if it works? Pulling it off is pretty difficult on 15 spokes and if you've kept it on for several months haha.

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How many coats did you put on originally? It should peel off pretty easily if you sprayed it on thick enough even on 15-spokes.
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atleast 5 coats if not more. used almost an entire can for each wheel
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it peels off, but in sections, too many
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dip dissolver.
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what happens to this stuff with a pressure washer ?
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what happens to this stuff with a pressure washer ?
Pretty much hangs tight.

And even though OP has already started peeling them, for future reference you can just dip right over it :D
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OP DID dip right over it. He wasn't happy with the result after applying the new color over the old as it's chipping, so he wants to strip it all off and go back to stock.
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Ah, reading comprehension got me, I was thinking they just went red over the wheel.
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I've always been able to peel it off by hand without using anything. We have been slowly peeling off all the dip on my friends Nissan 240SX, comes off slowly but surely.
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