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Workin' 4 Toys
10-27-2005, 12:13 AM
Metal polish, what's your favorite stuff?

SKI*MC
10-27-2005, 12:14 AM
BLITZ is the absolute best!

Farmer Ted
10-27-2005, 12:37 AM
If I never ever touch another can of Never Dull it wouldn't break my heart.

We got to polish all the brass in Basic Training and Tech School.

Then one time in Saudi we got really bored and polished the ring cowls on 4 jet engines, looked really sharp but it was a pain to keep the mirror finish looking good.

Cloaked
10-27-2005, 07:15 AM
Metal polish, what's your favorite stuff?Rebel's Metal Polish.

http://www.rebelsmetalpolish.com/

After meeting this guy (The Rebel - CB handle) in Effingham, IL at the interstate roadside, he showed me how to use it and sent me home with several bottles. I'd never have guessed its results had I not have seen it myself. That's all I use now... This guy caters to truckers and their aluminum tanks and wheels but the product works on most anything with satisfactory results.

tommcat
10-27-2005, 08:32 AM
Wenol used to be my favorite but i just tried the new Mothers Billet polish and it kicks a$$

Stritt
10-27-2005, 10:02 AM
Flitz.....With the anniversary boats stainless everywhere, it cleaned and shined without scratching. Tried several others and could see small scratches. Not cheap, available at West marine.

Workin' 4 Toys
10-27-2005, 12:15 PM
Anyone into "HOOSIER" ?

Workin' 4 Toys
10-27-2005, 09:51 PM
Anyone into "HOOSIER" ?
No Hoosier users????:confused:

Danimal
10-28-2005, 09:04 AM
Flitz - The company is only 7 miles from the house. It's the best stuff I've found so far, IMO.

Blair
11-13-2005, 05:18 PM
ill second the mothers. i use it on my truck, polish's up the chrome real nice like :cool: have yet to get to use it on the boat though

88 PS190
11-13-2005, 08:19 PM
Flitz, does metal, fiberglass, anything you could really want to polish.

Wonderful job.

darkbrown
11-13-2005, 08:23 PM
I've had pretty good luck with Autosol followed by a coat of Mother's :D

AirJunky
11-13-2005, 10:38 PM
Green rouge & a buffing wheel. The shine lasts longer than any of the other products I've tried, Mother's, Flitz, whatever.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
11-13-2005, 10:49 PM
Green rouge & a buffing wheel. The shine lasts longer than any of the other products I've tried, Mother's, Flitz, whatever.
Are you using that on the foil, the boat or both?

JDK
11-13-2005, 10:59 PM
Flitz, and their buffing ball works great too.

88 PS190
11-14-2005, 12:13 AM
yea the buffing ball, w/ a cordless drill and some flitz, that stuff... man!

Workin' 4 Toys
11-14-2005, 10:21 AM
Ok, I have been using Hoosier for a while now, and I am seriously impressed. I can not believe none else has. Anyway, where do you all order this Flitz and this wonder ball from.

I am going to polish up my aluminum trailer rails. I was experimenting with about 5 different flavors of metal polish. Of the 5, Hoosier is the least amount of effort and gives the best shine. But I am willing to try more, I have another side to do yet. To keep it fair, I used all of them with new rags, and did the same size areas by hand, no machines. I will try the other side with mechanical assiatance.
The 5(so far):
Mothers,
Meguires,
Hoosier,
Maas,
Never dull.

vogelm1
11-14-2005, 11:50 AM
A combination of Flitz and Never Dull....if there is quite a bit of "dirt" to remove I use the Never Dull first because you can just pull off a bit of a "wad" to get started. Then follow up with Flitz and a clean rag.

MacHammer
03-03-2010, 11:01 PM
My favorite polish is the polish Carl Naney (Rebel) sold for years at Effinghan. He's been out of circulation for awhile do to some health issues, but he recently sold his patent to a couple guys and they are now selling it on the web. The address is www.rebelspolish.com. This stuff is amazing. It the fastest and easiest polish i've ever used.

CantRepeat
03-04-2010, 05:02 AM
Mothers...

bcampbe7
03-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Nothing like diggin up an old thread.

Adams Metal Polish
http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-68-adams-metal-polish.aspx

TMCNo1
03-04-2010, 10:45 AM
Been using these for 23+ years, by hand, buffer stand and cordless drill,
5606856069

Brandit
03-04-2010, 06:46 PM
Kind of a dumb question, but can you pollish a prop and rudder? If so what do you use.. Is it brass?

TX.X-30 fan
03-06-2010, 12:58 PM
Kind of a dumb question, but can you pollish a prop and rudder? If so what do you use.. Is it brass?




You stepped in it now.................... all the geezers will haul out pics of the glory daze of MC. :rolleyes: :jerkit:

Campbell
03-09-2010, 06:06 PM
Never Dull 1st and then go over with Mothers Polish

Workin' 4 Toys
10-14-2010, 12:20 AM
Nothing like diggin up an old thread.

At least it was a good one.:D

ctjahn
10-14-2010, 07:12 AM
My Experience with polish...(The racecar tub is all aluminum)

On aluminum I have had the best results with Blue Magic. (comes in a clear or blue bottle in liquid form.). Both the paste and liquid work well. Use a 6 inch buffer for big spots and the power ball (small and large) for other areas.

Recently I was trying to make my life easier and tried/ used meguiars aluminum wheel paste and it was BETTER and the shine lasted longer than Blue Magic

Again this is aluminum and your experience may vary depending on the type of aluminum or metal that you polish (6061 will polish up different than pot metal)

Just my opinion
cj

cmarty123
10-27-2010, 09:42 PM
I just bought a '95 Maristar 225. I believe the rub rail is aluminum? Anyways, it is a very dull, almost gray, color. Is this polishable? Thanks

thatsmrmastercraft
10-27-2010, 11:15 PM
I have spent a number of years working for two different aftermarket wheel companies, and The Intimidator Micro-Diamond Pro Polish is far and away the best polish I have ever used.

http://www.highwayshine.com/dbID/183.html

Workin' 4 Toys
10-28-2010, 12:09 AM
I just bought a '95 Maristar 225. I believe the rub rail is aluminum? Anyways, it is a very dull, almost gray, color. Is this polishable? Thanks

Of course. If its aluminum it will polish. Just need to pick your product. You're in the right spot for that.;)

ctjahn
10-28-2010, 08:30 AM
I have spent a number of years working for two different aftermarket wheel companies, and The Intimidator Micro-Diamond Pro Polish is far and away the best polish I have ever used.

http://www.highwayshine.com/dbID/183.html

Interesting... I think I will try it this winter...
My windshield frame needs a good polish.
Cj

thatsmrmastercraft
10-28-2010, 10:06 AM
Interesting... I think I will try it this winter...
My windshield frame needs a good polish.
Cj

You will be amazed at how effective and easy to use this stuff is. Really brought my pylon to life.

81SNS
01-10-2012, 09:26 AM
OK so I polished my pylon while I had it out replacing my carpet, I used Mothers and a polishing ball, had it looking great!! less than 1 week and it has like a white rust forming on it, it polished off easily , is there anything to prevent this or is it a on-going battle?

sp00ky
01-10-2012, 10:31 AM
Flitz, does metal, fiberglass, anything you could really want to polish.

Wonderful job.

Fiberglass AND metal?

tph
01-10-2012, 02:31 PM
OK so I polished my pylon while I had it out replacing my carpet, I used Mothers and a polishing ball, had it looking great!! less than 1 week and it has like a white rust forming on it, it polished off easily , is there anything to prevent this or is it a on-going battle?

Waxing after polishing may slow the oxidation process.

81SNS
01-10-2012, 03:52 PM
It wont take long to try it, I thought the mothers would have "cleaned and protected" but maybe it just cleans, I didnt read on the label