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Heya. I was noticing my rims yesterday are really starting to peel. I know they are clearcoated, so since they are peeling I decided I'll strip it all off and polish them a bit. In the faq Greg Giacchi suggests using Zip-Strip's brush on Gel type. I couldn't find this exact brand but I found a few types. Most say not to use on aluminum but some don't, most do say they contain chemicals which WILL cause cancer / birth defects! lol. crazy stuff.

anyways. two questions.
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Is this stuff safe if it gets on the tires? I don't want it eating away at the tire thinning it and causing a blowout in the future. Last time I used this stuff for my valve covers it actually disolved the end of a foam brush!
I can't take the tire itself off the rim (dunno how to get it off and on or if that's possible at home anyways) so I was just going to remove the wheel from the car and work on it with the tire still on.

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how do you remove the center caps off the rim? don't want to get the gel on them or anything.
 

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oh well duh! *slaps his forehead* That was easy.
I'll try not to ask stupid questions in the future, lol.
 

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thanks alot. I'll try looking for that stuff, no pepboys around here that I know of but I'll search around.
 

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I haven't gotten the stuff yet cause I've been sick but when I did it to my valve covers with the other stuff I had to apply a really thick mess of the stuff with a brush, then I let it sit for half hour. The first time I did it I put a thin coat and it didn't do too much.
 
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