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10-11-2009, 12:26 PM
question for all you guys that polish your aluminum, tunnels,belt guards ect. What gets the best and fastest results
10-11-2009, 12:36 PM
Gords polish how its directed then I used it with a power ball and it workes great. There are a lot of videos on the Gords but you will get a 100 ways of doing it. Its more or less get some polish and go at it.
10-15-2009, 06:02 PM
flitz-made in wisconsin
10-21-2009, 09:29 AM
White Diamond. They are out of Boone Ia.
Made my sled look like this in less than 1 hour.
No, I am not an owner in the company! I just really like thier product.
10-21-2009, 09:33 AM
What kind of applicator did you use?
10-21-2009, 09:57 AM
Terry cloth rag to put it on, terry cloth towel to take it off.
10-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Old kitchen or bath towels work great for polishing aluminum. Aacoa makes a clear liquid to go over the polished surface. I got some last year but haven't tried it yet. It's supposed to hold the shine longer,and resist the elements. I'll try it this year and post results later in the riding season.
10-21-2009, 10:21 AM
For the best shine it seems like there is no substitute for good old fashion elbow grease. I was kind of hoping you were going to say some kind of attachment for a drill. Sorry Nytro, not trying to hijack a thread.
Mothers polish and elbow grease!
10-21-2009, 11:08 PM
<font color="ff0000">Mothers and mini powerball</font>
10-22-2009, 12:35 AM
I just bought the never dull at walmart and it seems to bring some more shine out of it.
10-22-2009, 07:28 AM
Busch Aluminum Polish, its made in South Carolina. Truckers use it on their wheels. Rub it on and buff it off. Like some others have said the more elbow grease the better the shine!
10-22-2009, 08:16 AM
i dont remember exactly what i use but i do know its made by niagra if im correct. Its the best stuff ive ever used spray it on let it foam wipe off and then wipe it of to top it off add a little never dull to the finish and your tunnell looks better than showroom in about a half hour.
10-22-2009, 08:29 AM
I tried that power ball on my XP, and it works pretty well until it touches even a small corner of the running board were the aluminum is formed up for the bottom of the foot to grip on. I can't tell you how many bloody knuckles I have from trying to polish that area. Maybe this foam is the answer. Thanks "winter time"
10-23-2009, 11:00 AM
So where does a persom buy this White Diamond??
10-23-2009, 12:50 PM
rlspol Here is a link, you order direct from them. I just got a bottle today.
10-25-2009, 10:31 AM
A few beers, Vikes game on the radio and some elbow grease! Oh yeah, NEVER DULL!
picked up some aluminum polish at the milw sno show, the demo was pretty impressive there, but haven't tried it yet.
10-26-2009, 10:16 AM
so8434~ Did you use the red or yellow power ball?
The red one is for metal, I have used it on diamond plate and on my tunnel with no problems. Now I know the XP has even sharper grips on the tunnel, so that may make the difference.
The yellow one is for paint.
10-26-2009, 10:25 AM
It was the red one. Thanks for asking.I finally got it done,and only cut my fingers once.
10-26-2009, 11:47 AM
Very nice...I like the look of a polished tunnel.
10-26-2009, 01:12 PM
I did just what you guys said, Mothers, elbow grease, and oh ya, Beer. ( not necessarily in that order)
11-01-2009, 02:53 PM
As much as I do not want to admit, I took the advice of maj16 and tried the White Diamond Polish. It works great!!
11-01-2009, 03:00 PM
Yeah...I had to give you mine to get you to try it!
11-01-2009, 09:54 PM
what do you do about the stickers on the tunnel, ie Vin# ect. that you don't want to get ruined?
11-01-2009, 10:05 PM
dew69, where did you get your shovel? I have the same bag for the similar sled. I am sick of a shovel in my back pack. How does it stay on? Do you have a part #?
11-02-2009, 07:29 AM
nytro...polish right over the top of them. Haven't damaged one yet
11-02-2009, 08:58 AM
thanks maj16, I can hardley wait for snow like in your profile pic. First trip planed for mich. UP december 9 thur 13
11-02-2009, 09:41 PM
I bought the shovel when I bought my Switch. The back rack has groves for the shovel to fit into. From what I have been told, this rack will only hold a Polaris shovel. I think the shovel is around $60.
11-02-2009, 09:49 PM
If your Pol dealer does not have or can not get one, try www.polarisindustries.com (http://www.polarisindustries.com) . In the Pure Polaris store under snowmobile-accessories-deepsnow, you will find two shovels. One is a mini shovel/saw and the other 3ft expandable. I have the expandable.The mini part# 2875094 $59, the 3ft part# 2874915 $49.
11-03-2009, 10:45 AM
Thanks maj16, been using some stuff called woutor but can't get anymore so switch to wizard but looks like White Diamond is good stuff.
11-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Now if I could just get mine back from dew....
11-11-2009, 03:07 PM
White Diamond Metal Polish is what works best. It Cleans, Polishes and Seals all in one easy step. You can order it directly online at
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11-11-2009, 03:15 PM
Just ordered a bottle from a dealer in Mn, so will see how it works, dealer had great reviews on it.
thanks again rlspol
11-11-2009, 04:20 PM
post some pics when you are done!
Always used to use Mother's but I will be trying White Diamond. Very, very nice maj16.
11-11-2009, 04:51 PM
i used mothers the other day
11-11-2009, 05:18 PM
11-11-2009, 05:34 PM
dew69, Thank you for the info.
11-11-2009, 05:41 PM
The only problem with Mothers is you will go through it too fast because you have to use quite a bit to get results and Mothers is just a polish so it doesn't seal the surface when you are finished. Another thing with Mothers is it keeps smearing black and you have to use flour to get the stuff off. I have seen the same thing with Wizards.
You will definitely be impressed with the results from White Diamond and how easy it is to use. With lasting results.
11-11-2009, 08:41 PM
yes the black was a pain
11-11-2009, 11:41 PM
WOW you guys have some time on your hands, lol. After all that work you should try some sharkskin. it seals the finish. watched a friend polish the logs on his pontoon (5 days of his life) and then applied sharkskin when he was done. Now he pulls it out of the water and wipes it down, holds its shine
11-12-2009, 03:16 PM
I did mine with mothers, started with the power ball and ended up using the buffer. After I was done I said I will never do that again and mine did not come out nearly as nice as some of yours did.
11-16-2009, 06:50 PM
My bad the name of the products is shark hide. Just did 2 nytro tunnels. We'll see how they hold up
11-19-2009, 03:16 PM
I will post some pics when done if I can figure out how, not exactly computor savy.
11-19-2009, 03:38 PM
I did mine with Mothers & Flitz. Seem to work about the same.
11-19-2009, 03:52 PM
Holy crap twodeere...that is SHINY! I like
11-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Looks great twodeere! Nice sled as well, I am picking up my 2010 switchback 800 tomorrow. In what order did you apply the mothers/flitz and what did you use to apply it? This is my drinking beer project in the garage tomorrow and saturday night. Thanks
11-19-2009, 04:54 PM
WOW!!! looking good...
11-19-2009, 05:20 PM
Thanks. I used the Mothers cone for the larger areas and an old sock and elbow grease for the rest. Could have probably saved the $20 on the cone though and just applied by hand. A couple old t-shirts were also sacrificed. Final polish was with a micro fiber cloth and a good coat of Ice brand wax after that. Did 2-3 coats of polish. I experimented with the Mothers and Flitz to see which one worked better. Seemed about the same. Total time was approx. 5-6 hours spread out over a weeks time. Don't forget the bumbers and front tie rods on those Polaris's.
11-19-2009, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the info enjoy the new ride!
11-19-2009, 08:47 PM
Harvest, Is that sled in your house?
Based on the pics.. I might have to vote for Never dull.. but in the end, a light abrasive, and elbow grease...
Harvest's sled is VERY SHINY.. although I don't think the picture is as good as TwoDeere.... although they both look awesome.
11-19-2009, 09:33 PM
I do not think it really matters what you use. It just takes time this can be a discussion like oil. I did like the Gords now I just use the never dull to shine it up more. I just need to clean it up more now have some gords all over.
11-19-2009, 09:45 PM
Did not see that question thats the garage just got bored and wanted to look good since I spend alot of time out there. Just put some paint on the walls, trim and did the floor with rustoleum.
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