I've got 4 powerballs. The original, the mini, mini MD and PB 4 paint. For tougher metal polishing try the mini MD with the power metal polish. I bought that and the mini to help with the aluminum wheels on my Mustang. They were in rough shape. Looked more like brushed aluminum than polished. Had to start with 600 grit wet by hand. Worked my way up to 2000 grit. Then the power metal polish (made for the mini md), mag & aluminum polish and finally billet polish. Came out looking like chrome. Never again though. Took way too much time and effort. Next time I buy chrome. Hint: Once you're done polishing the metal, cover it with a coat of carnauba wax. Then touch it up once in a while with some spray wax. That will help keep it looking good.
I've used the original power ball with plastic cleaner and plastic polish to clear the headlights on my wife's SUV. Worked great.
I just cleaned and waxed the truck with the PB 4 Paint. I washed, clayed, then further cleaned and lightly polished with Mother's Prewax Cleaner. Followed that up with a coat of FX SynWax with the ball as well. I topped it all off with a coat of Carnauba paste wax. Came out looking pretty good.
When using any of the powerballs with liquid polish or wax, just use enough to do a small area and keep it on the tip. It can sling if you apply the wax/polish out to the sides. If using any of the paste waxes or polishes, lube the ball first with couple of squirts of detailing spray. If polishing metal with a paste, spray the surface of the metal with some detailing spray, apply the polish to the surface, then go at it with the ball. Start slow to allow the ball to pick up the polish and then speed up but watch out for slinging. Let the ball do the work. No need to push hard.
Last edited by wildswing; 07-20-2009 at 08:18 PM.