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Mothers Powerball

Anybody ever use the Powerball? Does it work, or is it crap?
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If you're working with very heavily tarnished wheels, it's ok. If you want "showcar" finish....NO! It leave very fine scratches. I used them on my forged aluminum Cragar S/S wheel and I had to come back with Mother's Billet polish and a very fine buffing wheel and then again with a hand polish. Keep in mind though, I'm shooting for a Show finish. These wheels I have for sale look like they are CHROME.
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If you're working with very heavily tarnished wheels, it's ok. If you want "showcar" finish....NO! It leave very fine scratches. I used them on my forged aluminum Cragar S/S wheel and I had to come back with Mother's Billet polish and a very fine buffing wheel and then again with a hand polish. Keep in mind though, I'm shooting for a Show finish. These wheels I have for sale look like they are CHROME.
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Can you tell me the products you use? I dont realy need a show finish like yours but I would like to get a few "nice wheels."

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What kinda wheels do ya have? What are they made of?
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They are Boyds. Cast aluminum I think. Thanks for the help
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If you're working with very heavily tarnished wheels, it's ok. If you want "showcar" finish....NO! It leave very fine scratches. I used them on my forged aluminum Cragar S/S wheel and I had to come back with Mother's Billet polish and a very fine buffing wheel and then again with a hand polish. Keep in mind though, I'm shooting for a Show finish. These wheels I have for sale look like they are CHROME.
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Cragar S/S's are chrome...Using aluminum polish on chrome results in fine swirls..

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Cragar S/S's are chrome...Using aluminum polish on chrome results in fine swirls..
Woman please!!!!
I was detailing cars WAAAAAAY before you were shitting yellow!
What part of FORGED ALUMINUM don't you understand? These are made by WELD!
http://www.weldracing.com/Weld_Racin...cragar225.shtm
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They are Boyds. Cast aluminum I think. Thanks for the help
Don't know if Boyds are coated. If they aren't, go ahead and get the powerball and use their Power Polish ans then come back and hit it with a hand polish with Mother's Billet Polish. If ya don't know if they are coated, take a cloth with some polish and rub somewhere. If it gets black quick, it's NOT coated and you can polish them.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 06:19 AM
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On my Boyds I used the Boyds Metal Polish. It is the green liquid compound and will make them look like chrome as well. I bought some buffing wheels for a drill from Home Depot and had no problems.

Just remember with Boyds, once you polish them, you should wax them while cold it will reduce the times you have to fully polish and make them easier to clean.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-07-2005, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Good stuff thanks guys.

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