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Old 12-27-2005, 02:45 PM
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Mother's Power Ball

I'm sure all of you have heard of the Mother's power ball by now. It's supposed to make shining up your rims an easier job and cut the time to just minutes instead of what can be hours. Well I'll say that my experience with the power ball is that it should be call power blows. Mine began to come apart by the time I had it on the third wheel. I tried a slower speed but it doesn't work very well on lower speeds. I went a little faster and it worked about the same. You have to use a ton of compound because a lot of it soaks into the foam. I don't know why it's started to shred, I kept it away from the valve stem and my lugnuts don't have any rough edges. I just think it's a waste of money. Take the time and put some elbow grease into it.
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Old 12-28-2005, 04:36 AM
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Geez.....thanks for the head-up Smoke. I was wondering how that thing worked.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:00 PM
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No prob slinger. Now I should say it might work better on chrome rims to be quite honest, as mine are aluminum with a finish on them that likes to hold brake dust and dirt. And for the wheels that have the caps that conceal the lugnuts it might work pretty well. I just don't think it's very good at tight spots at all. I just finished two nights of actually removing my wheels from the truck, bringing them into my basement and hand cleaning and polishing them while watching late night tv!! Took about an hour and a half per rim, I took my time and they were also in pretty crappy shape from the first month of winter. I'll be spraying them off every few days, i'm not going through that again.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:18 AM
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I'll be overhauling my rig today. Wife said she'd help me wash and wax it!
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just stick to using elbow grease!
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:33 PM
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Yeah that's what i'm doing. It takes a while, but once you get it down it goes pretty quick. It also helps to rinse them off very often....
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I HAVE the flitz ball. it is made off a tough fabric, it seems to be pretty durable.
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I was going to post and ask if anyone had the flitz. It looks to me like it would hold up a lot better than the foam power ball. But I would hate to spend more money and have the same result.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:12 AM
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i had the same prob with my wheels on my last truck. it took me 2 hours per wheel. my flitz is still holding up
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Thanks Aaron, I'll have to check that one out. Anything to make cleaning these beasts a little easier.
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