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    Powerball?

    Is the powerball worth buying. it's made by Mothers, but I don't know if it's a good product. Anyone own one or seen some results? There is a big one and a little one. Does anyone have a preference? Thanks.

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    I have the little one... I think its worth the 20 bucks because its basically a little buffer for your rims... Works as advertised. You better have a powerful drill though or one that plugs in because it requires alot of torque to be able get into the little gaps and edges... Hope that helps!

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    Thanks. Good info. Does it work on anything else or have you tried it on anything but the rims?

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    I used it on my nasty little headlights on my 95 Neon... took about 10 mins to get them looking new.

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    I have the big and small one. Both well worth it IMO for doing wheels, exhaust tips etc.
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    nothing else though? they kind of advertise it toward polishing the paint, but I want to make sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptransam View Post
    nothing else though? they kind of advertise it toward polishing the paint, but I want to make sure.
    Powerballs are not something you want to use on paint.

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    that's what I thought, and then my cousin was telling me how it made his look pretty good. I gotta stop hanging out with that dude.

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    I too have both of them. I like using them on the rims on my truck. They're polished and for some reason not cleaning them as often as I should makes them tarnish. *doh* So i purchased the powerball, big one for the lip/easy to get to spots and the little one for the holes in the rims/hard to reach areas. I use a makita 3/8" electric drill, and the bearings in the head rattle like a biatch now, luckily its a relatively cheap drill. However, I'd never polish my wheels by hand again after having it. I use the mothers PowerMetal polish for the polishing part, but to clean them I use S100 Polishing Soap (bought at the Harley Davidson shop). The soap is nice because it starts the polishing deal as its cleaning the junk off, then the powermetal polish shines it right up. Be aware though, electric drills turn fast, so the goop WILL fly!

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    I only have the big one. It works well but sucks for TT2's you can get the lip with it and thats about it, if you try to do the spokes it just tears up the the ball. I really would like to get a small one and try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    I only have the big one. It works well but sucks for TT2's you can get the lip with it and thats about it, if you try to do the spokes it just tears up the the ball. I really would like to get a small one and try it out.
    The small one works great on my spokes and lip. I use the big one for the barrel. It would probably be a good investment for you

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    I just have the stock rims, but I was looking to get a different set that would be a huge pain to clean. I use brasso to make them shine really good though. I had to use it to clean so much in the marine corps, and it can make anything shiny.

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    I vote yes on the powerball for wheels also. It cuts down polishing time to about 15 min per wheel on my truck which has aluminum weld wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    The small one works great on my spokes and lip. I use the big one for the barrel. It would probably be a good investment for you
    I think I'm gonna have to go get one of the small ones I attemted to use the regular one today after my car sat for two months(accident repair). The wheels looked like shit from sitting with no polish for 2 months but all the areas the powerball could hit turned out really got for the quick polishing job I did.

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