I just posted the same ? a couple of weeks ago. I used aircraft paint stripper as piromedix suggested and used a couple of brass brushes. I used the aresol spray ($4.75) instead of the can/jug ($8.00). It works great but be careful not to come in contact with your skin! It's nasty-nasty stuff and will BURN YOU! Regular paint stripper will not work--I tried.
GET YOURSELF SOME HEAVY RUBBERIZED GLOVES!!!!!!!!
I used latex gloves and that sh*t ate em' up like candy within minutes, and when it comes in contact with your skin it feels cool for a few seconds then starts to burn after about a minute. I had some nasty chemical burns on three of my right fingers for several days. It didn't hurt after cleaning them up, just felt funny for a day or so (it ate several layers of skin--I barely had fingerprints left!) but then they were severely cracking all to hell after the second day. I was rubbing 100% aloe on them about 20 times a day.
You'll need a 6mm allen wrench or socket to remove the rotors. Keep a water hose nearby just in case and don't wash the rim off in your grass! You will not have any grass left in the area you washed your rim off in a day or two afterwards. Also keep in mind when using a brush and scrubbing the rim--it will splatter (don't wear shorts) so be prepared. I took my clothes off and washed them immediately after working with this stuff so none of it would be able to harm my 3 yr. old daughter if she made contact with any of my clothing that might of had some on it. I cleaned the brushes up and rolled them in some paper towel and tossed them in the trash.
I don't have sensitive skin and always use carb and brake cleaner as well as many other chemicals without gloves and never have any problems. I was a mechanic for many years and used chemicals all the time without gloves--but this stuff will have you running for the nearest water supply within a minute if you come in contact with it. God help you if you have sensitive skin and get any on you.
Last edited by racohoon; 06-24-2007 at 03:32 AM.