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what to use for polished aluminum

Dad just got a 2005 Harley and has some polished alumnum pieces on it that need some attention. He bought this Blue Coral all metal polish that's blue in color and cleans chemically. It does an ok job but we need something with more bite to clean/remove some minor pitting, shine like nobody's business and protects for at least a ridings seasons worth. Thanks -Mike-
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I use aluminum polish from truck stops...it all works good, just keep the elbow well greased
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try one of those powerball deals with some mother's chrome polish. I hear it works wonders.
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oh yes..my buddy has a power ball also...It's a hell of a lot faster and easier
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I use mother's mag and alumminum polish on my wheels. Rub on and powerball off. Sometimes it needs a gentle follow up wipe with a clean rag.
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try one of those powerball deals with some mother's chrome polish. I hear it works wonders.
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mothers power ball is $20 bucks at walmart, and some mothers polish is exactly what you want
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cool. The local AZ has the powerball, forget how much they want for it. $20 sounds about right though. Has anyone tried the Meguiars all metal polish? -Mike-
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mothers is the way to go..

the more dirt that it flings the cleaner it gets..
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you can also try some "never dull".. i just used it today on my chrome tips which had a little bit of pitting and it took off almost all of it. It is also easy to use.. you just open up, tear a small piece of the cotton and rub it on the troubled area for a few minutes and then wipe with a clean towel.. Worked great for me.
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I bought the larger powerball and it did wonders for my wheels, but I wish I would have bought the "mini" powerball much much much better for smaller applications.
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mothers is the best stuff that ive used.
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Busch aluminum polish works awesome too, it can be obtained from a Pilot truck stop or online.
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are those power ***** a one time get it dirty and throw it away or are the washable ect........
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I did like Zabeard suggested and went to the local truck stop and bought some aluminum polish. Mixed with a little elbow grease, my Mickey T's look showroom new!
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rubbing compound and scotch brite pads..(polished the painted alum sidecases on my 4 wheeler)
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You can use the powerball more than once. What I do is when I get done cleaning my rims I wash the powerball with some soap and then rinse it real well. Once all the soap is gone I hook it back up to the drill, put that sucker on high speed and dry it off by letting it spin, occassionally changing directions. Powerball also works great on the inside of exhaust tips.
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mothers is the best by far i've used

with a buffer or powerball or something

...it worked wonders on my firebird's wheels
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I swear by this stuff. Its also what Zabeard uses thanks to me
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maas or wizards metal polish is the best you can buy. the wizards works the best.
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Has anyone tried the Meguiars all metal polish?
Don't waste your time with it, Mothers Mag is second to none.
If you are looking for showroom shine you'll have to polish them by hand with a VERY fine cloth. The powerball works wonders but the foam will leave swirls. You can use it to remove wet-sand marks quickly but it wont be perfect.
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I swear by this stuff. Its also what Zabeard uses thanks to me

yep best ever!
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The best stuff I came across is "Way 2EZ Polish". It's costly, but it works extremely well. I have tried Mothers and it doesn't have anything on this stuff. I use Mothers Powerball ($20.00) with Way 2EZ Polish on my aluminum polished wheels and they look like chrome after I am done. Check it out on this site.

www.thunderracing.com
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