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Old 05-01-2009, 05:33 AM
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cleaning the Billet

It's great when I have an old Tshirt to wipe off the Mother's Billet polish stuff residue to a shine; but I don't have a limited supply of 'em. What do you-all use to wipe off the residue and to shine the aluminum with?

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A soft, all cotton rag is my preference.

One thing is to just wash the rags instead of throwing them away.
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Get yourself some of those micro fiber cloths. They have them at most parts houses like Advanced Auto, NAPA, etc. When they get dirty, you just throw them into the wash. I have been using the same ones for years.
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Old T shirts are the best IMHO, and I quit using Mothers when I found out about the Meguire's "Hot Rims" Mag & Aluminum polish, hands down the best I have ever used.

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...Meguire's "Hot Rims" Mag & Aluminum polish, hands down the best I have ever used.
I need to get outta the 20th. century- I still have a can of Semichrome Polish that just won't go away. Just noticed the can doesn't say "Happich" any more. Hmmm. Still made in Germany, but has a "Imported by Competition Chemicals" label on it.

I also like the "Nevr-Dull" product for some things- mainly when a solvent action is needed.

It's the stuff that comes on a gauze-like wadding that you tear off the amount that you need. It smells heavily of solvent, but does cut tar and bugs, etc. off of chrome or polished metal real well.
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Nevr-Dull can make a 2" copper pipe in a steam room shine like a new penny.

Don't ask me how I know.


But for something that's not quite corroded but still needs cleaning, I've used the Mother's products with a great success. The power ball is the greatest polishing tool since the invention of sliced bread.
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