Get extra life out of it and put an old clean sock on it. I used it for cleaning my wheels.
The shape was great to polish my 22. 5 motorhome aluminum wheels. This was durable enough to do 6 wheels over 24 hours of polishing. I purchased the big & small ball polishing kits too but returned them unopened. It has some wear on it now but i think it’s still functional to maintain the finish that i achieved initially.
I bought this powercone to make the job of getting the built up winter grime off my wheels – i have used the ‘manual’ way before but hoped a tool would make the process faster and easier – it certainly did. Significantly less time then manual polishing and the powercone held up well so i have it for future jobs. While it can’t make the deep pits go away the 8 year old wheels look a lot better and actually shine again. Like others i used the slow speed on my cordless drill to apply the polish and do the initial polish and then switched to the faster speed for a bit of extra polishing on the trouble spots.
Perfect for exhaust tips, etc. Would be a chore to polish a whole wheel, but could be done if you have all day to waste. All in all , good product for the money.
So far so good, i polished the tunnel on the snowmobile with it. Even with the sharp edges of the tunnel on the sled, the foam has held up. I’ve probably used it for about 1 hour all together, it does start to deform from spinning one direction. In my case i was running the drill both directions due to the areas i was polishing and the cone returned to it’s original shape.
A couple of years ago i had the hazy, yellowed headlight lenses on my acura cleared and polished to the tune of forty bucks. With time they needed to be re-cleared, and i went online to see how to diy, and discovered varying methods to accomplish the task using everything from toothpaste to sandpaper, often using copious quantities of flowing water and up to an hour per headlight lens using gradually finer abrasive grits. I found a video using the cone polishing tool with mother’s mag and aluminum polish as the clearing compound, and decided that was likely the best, as it was simple, fast, and there was no flowing water required. Other videos used the mother’s spherical powerball, which will clear the haze and yellowing, but the conical shape allows better access to the lens corners and gives better accuracy near its edges. Setup involved spraying window cleaner on the lens and the surrounding area to remove any dust and masking off the lens using blue painter’s tape to avoid damaging the surrounding painted surface and chucking the tool in the drill motor. Total time from turning on the garage light to putting tools away was about an hour. Actual polishing time for each lens was about 10 minutes using a corded drill on medium speed. Easy peasypros -ease of usewell madeefficient clearing of hazy, yellowed lenseseffective with cordless or corded hand drillscons-a bit pricey for what it is (imo it’s about a $15 item), but when combined with a 10 oz container of mag and aluminum polish the total is under $30, with enough material to do at least four or five clearings.
- Excellent tool to use with the Mother’s polish
- Excellent for clearing hazy, yellowed headlight lenses!
- great product
Something to help me shine the holes and corners of my car wheels when doing the finishing touches of a detail. Attaches quickly and easily to my drill, and saves me (and my fingers) hours. Cone will fit easily into the areas around the lug nuts at a low to medium speed on the drill. Two cones is ideal, one for initial application, and one for buffing.
Works really good, and lasted longer than i expected. But damn these are one expensive piece of foam.
I’m blown away by this thing. My wheels were stained from brake dust. No amount of washing or scrubbing could clean them. I purchased this along with the mothers mag & aluminum polish. 1 note, a little bit of the polish goes a long way and using a thin coat also helps with the clean up. I used the cone with my cordless dewalt drill. I found that using low speed to apply the polish then speed it up to really rub it in works best.
Used with mothers california gold chrome polish, wheels look brand new again. Very easy to use and cuts polishing time down tremendously. Must have if you like to keep your wheels clean.
This item worked great on my rims. I read that some people received the older version but i had no problem receiving the newer 360 version with the rounded top.
Features of Mothers 05146 PowerCone 360 Metal Polishing Tool
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- Patented spherical cone extends polishing ability and effective surface area
- Shines a wide range of automotive surfaces: billet, chrome, plastic, stainless steel, aluminum and more
- Quick swap bit makes for easy installation
- Use with your favorite Mothers metal polish