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Old 03-26-2007, 05:40 PM
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What is the best stuff for polishing aluminum wheels and fuel tanks? Can a person use just regular car polish/wax or is it best to use a special aluminum polish? 8)
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:46 PM
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That blue magic stuff works good, but not so good on porous aluminum. If your wheels are really pitted, I'd suggest something else. The stuff will leave black crap in the pits, and it's impossible to get out.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:04 PM
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I use Mother's Aluminum Polish. It works pretty well except on really deep pitting.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:39 PM
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The best invention ever for polishing is the Mothers polishing powerball,cuts time by hours,I have done 6 wheels and 2 tanks in under 2 hrs

http://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Power-.../dp/B0009P5GPU
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:15 AM
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the best I've found is mothers aluminum polish.. maybe a buck or two more expensive but its worth it. For the black that comes out spray on brake cleaner after done polishing and it whipes off.
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Thanks for the tip dano I'll try that out.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:27 PM
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I used to use the Mothers Aluminum polish. It worked great. But being a paste, I wore my arms of polishing.

Then I found a product called Wicked Products, more of a liquid. Worked real good. But now my supplier in Canada says they can't get it anymore here. Does any one know, is it still made? Can you still get it in the States? Made by a company in California.

I bought one of those Mothers polishing balls. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks like a real arm saver.
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:36 PM
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http://www.wickedproducts.com/wickedshop/Scripts/
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:07 PM
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I bought one of those Mothers polishing balls. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks like a real arm saver.
It will amaze you how easy it is,I could do my wheels every week and be done in under an hour,if you use liquid make sure you have a varible speed drill with the power ball,you will want to start real slow to avoid splatter.
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Hey thanks all for the information!

I stopped at a truck stop and found they sell the Wicked products. So I don't know what is up with the other supplier telling me that they can't get it? Some misinformation there! And the supplier is an International dealer! Go figure. Next time I'm there, I'll have to quiz them on that one again.

But the price of the Wicked Polish sure has took a jump in price! I used to get it for $10 a bottle, the truck stop wants almost $18 a bottle now!!!! Unreal, what a rip-off! (Canadian prices)

This week I'll be polishing. Spring clean up!

Annie
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