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Alright I've had my classic 2s painted black centers with a polished outer lip and im kinda sick of it now. I have 4 coats of paint and 4 coats of clear coat on each wheel. what do you guys suggest i do to get all of that crap off?
do you think citristrip will do the job or will it ruin the aluminum? i might re-polish them but not sure.


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do you think citristrip will do the job or will it ruin the aluminum?
No it won't hurt anything, it will work fine.
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No it won't hurt anything, it will work fine.
alright cool. I don't have a machine to dismount my tires right now cuz its labor day but im going to be careful and see how it goes!
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I used aircraft paint stripper, that stuff works like wonders, spray the area you want to strip the paint from, let it set for about 5-10 minutes, wash off with hose, a pressurized hose works better...

Then just take your mothers ball to it all and boom..

I told you Pedro you weren't gonna like that black **** for too long
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haha i know i know i should of listened to you before or just painted the whole wheel black and i wouldn't have problems
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pics of how the wheels look now?
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Strip them, then paint it all black
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no i think you should go polished!
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sorry for the picture quality but ill use my real camera tomorrow. I got the front two wheels stripped and polished up. they look like they did when i first bought them. CITRISTRIP FTW...it took the paint off like nothing. just let it sit for 30 minutes and it hosed right off.

changed my oil while i was waiting for citristrip to do its job too lol
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Does stuff like this and that aircraft stripper harm your tires? Ive been wondering this for a while.
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this stuff did nothing to my tires. aircraft stripper did eat a bit of my friends sidewall lol
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looks good
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who is the genious guy who told you to use citristrip? tell them
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**** off
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Ill paint them myself when I ma drunk
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does not work
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