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Old 11-02-2012, 02:29 AM   #2511
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Not sure because the paint over it, but I sprayed my dipped wheels with turtle wax bug and tar remover, let it sit, scrub with a microfiber cloth in a bucket of soapy water and was done in an hour with all 4.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:58 AM   #2512
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I used CRC brake cleaner on my wheels. It works immediately. The dip just about drips off. If you try it, you'll need two cans.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #2513
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This maybe? I honestly don't know if it would hurt the finish on the wheels or not, but looks to work pretty good

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:23 PM   #2514
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Looks like the wheel is chrome plated not painted, so using stripper to remove the dip probably doesn't hurt the chrome. I would be very cautious using any chemical to remove the dip. Doesn't take much to ruin the finish on a painted or clear coat finished wheel.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #2515
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i might just spray another layer of dip over the top for the time being.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #2516
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i might just spray another layer of dip over the top for the time being.
u might not like the outcome if the existing dip is messed up already

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #2517
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i know, but like i said, i don't have time to sit there and peel off a million pieces. i starting scratching it off with a razor and already scratched up my wheels. at least they're not some expensive aftermarket ones.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #2518
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what i'm sick of:


what i want back:


or at least this:
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #2519
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Just dip over them and call it a day.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #2520
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i kinda miss the factory alloy color. it's been a long time. but yeah i'll just dip over it. not worried about the outcome, the orange was painted over 8 month old dip, so it looked like crap anyways.
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