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Polishing Diamond Plate Aluminum

Took this picture last night, spent about 15 minutes with a mini-powerball, and Adams Metal Polish #1. I did the whole lid, but it got dark out. I am going to take it out tonight and do the front of the box also. I did a small section with Adams #2 Metal Polish and it looks even better!

The box is a UWS. I bought it new in Dec. 2007 when I bought my truck. I have never polished the box until now. I was going to sell it and get a new one, because it was so dull. It looks new now!
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Looks good Wayne....

Now, who was just asking about doing this?

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How about right around the diamonds does that power ball get in and remove the build up of gunk and polish. Or does it leave a bunch of crud around them.
Either way it looks much better.
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Looks Good...Gotta do mine as well (Black UWS)

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How about right around the diamonds does that power ball get in and remove the build up of gunk and polish. Or does it leave a bunch of crud around them.
Either way it looks much better.
You have to wipe of the residue by hand. I keep all my stained shirts in the garage for stuff like this (and I spill alot on my shirts), this way they can be thrown out, since they will be nasty. The powerball get's in and around all the diamonds, nothing is missed.

In the picture you can see on the right side on the bottom half that it's not as clean as the top. I did the top quarter first, well. I did the bottom quarter half azz, and left the left side alone. I did wash the box before I started polishing, so the box was as clean as it was going to get.

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I tried using a powerball on my rims but it didn't turn out well at all.

Did you use a drill like it says or did you use something else.


It looks great either way.

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I tried using a powerball on my rims but it didn't turn out well at all.

Did you use a drill like it says or did you use something else.


It looks great either way.
I used a drill, not sure what else you could use the powerball with. Did you use polish with the ball? Not trying to be smart, but I know a couple people thought just using the ball would work.

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Yep, Meguiars Mag and Alum. Polish which is what I have always used.

Sorry to the Adam's guy just dont have the money to spend right now, but once I do I will try yours.

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I tried polising it by hand...HAHA screw that. I am going to have to get me one of those Power balls and some Adams metal polish. So who wants to donate to the Ryans truck needs cleaned fund?

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I tried polising it by hand...HAHA screw that. I am going to have to get me one of those Power balls and some Adams metal polish. So who wants to donate to the Ryans truck needs cleaned fund?
The powerballs are not very expensive, and I agree it is a PITA to do it by hand.

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