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Old 04-07-2008, 10:53 AM
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Another new product on the way...Ace Powerstick

Okay everyone I know these are expensive but they do the job and I have heard they do a good job from some of my pro guys.

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INTRO per the ACE Powerstick site

We would like to introduce you to the ACE PowerStick automobile wheel cleaner. It’s simply the best device on the market to clean the inside edge of your automobile wheel without having to remove it from the car. This is a product we invented, manufacture and now distribute worldwide. The inspiration to invent the PowerStick was based on the founder
s own obsession to clean the inside of his wheels without having to remove them from the car, which he actually did! We found that the majority of wheel cleaning brushes on the market today are twisted wire brushes. These brushes tend to be abrasive and should the twisted wire touch the edge of the wheel, it will surely damage it, plus they were too short to reach into a deep wheel. The standard method to use a twisted wire wheel brush was manually using an “in and out” motion. We experienced that during the out motion, the bristles snap back at you and spray you with the dirty water. With the
PowerStick, since it is attached to a drill, the rotating motion of the cleaning fabric rotates within the wheel, keeping the user clean. It’s simply an easier, more effective way to clean a wheel.


Hundreds of hours were spent on developing the ACE PowerStick product line. A large portion of the PowerStick’s research and development time was spent locating the best components to produce it. The rods we use are thin enough to fit into any wheel, yet made of high density plastic that is extremely strong under stress. The outer surface of the rods are smooth and will not damage the wheel should it come in contact with it. The super-soft cleaning fabric, threaded through the rod, was developed for the car wash industry. It is extremely soft, very durable and will never damage a wheel under any circumstances. The PowerStick’s materials aren’t the only things that make it unique, its fabrication is as well. Our patent pending design encompasses [hand] threading the super-soft fabric through precisely positioned [hand] drilled holes in the rod. Although the PowerSticks seems to be somewhat simple, they are tedious to make, time consuming to produce and are made one at a time. Each PowerStick is completely hand made in the U.S.A. by our own team of certified Ace PowerStick engineers.


A great deal of time was also spent developing the most effective designs and sizes. There are 12 versions. They all work wonderfully, but differ from one another allowing the user to select the appropriate size(s) to clean any wheel quickly and thoroughly. Please visit our Models and Videos pages for detailed information on which PowerSticks work best in various applications.

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Detailed Description:
Cleaning the face of an automobile wheel is only half the job. Not only does brake dust and road grime accumulate on the face of the wheel, it collects on the inside of the wheel where it can permanently etch the wheel finish. Other then removing the wheel from your vehicle, there has been no easy way to access and clean the inner surface of your wheel, especially a deep wheel...Until Now! The Ace PowerStick is the most innovative wheel cleaning device ever made. It works amazingly well! Years of research were spent locating the optimum components for the PowerStick and designing 10 distinctive sizes that will clean any size wheel, regardless of how much space exists between the inner wheel surface and the brake disc or caliper. The Ace PowerStick’s unique patent pending design easily allows you to clean the backside of a wheel where your hands can not reach.


The Ace PowerStick is designed to be used with a cordless drill (not included). Simply insert the PowerStick into the drill, dip the PowerStick into a bucket of soapy water, apply the super-soft fabric to the wheel surface, engage the drill and allow the friction of the PowerStick’s super-soft cloth to gently scrub away any brake dust and debris, clear to the back of the wheel. If your wheels are super dirty, you may use your favorite wheel cleaning chemicals with the PowerStick. The PowerStick will not fade or corrode when used with any brand of wheel cleaner. Each Ace PowerStick is hand made in the U.S.A. and is constructed of the highest quality materials.


The Ace PowerStick comes in 10 different sizes. They vary in size by rod length, rod diameter, and by the super-soft fabrics width and length. Choosing the right one or combination of a few will give you the best results. They are all quite long and capable of reaching to the back of any wide wheel, ensuring that the drill chuck steers clear of your wheel. The reason we made them in 10 sizes was because of the limited space between the inner wheel surface and the brake disc and/or caliper. The key was to design perfect size PowerSticks that will not bind up when working in tight areas. Generally, it’s the caliper that is closer to the wheel surface than the brake disc. For example, we have found that many wheels have
substantial space between the inner wheel surface and brake disc to use Ace PowerStick model #301, #302, #303 or #304. But there generally is less space between the caliper and the inner wheel surface and therefore we use either a model #102, #103, #201 or #203 to access these tighter spots. If you only wanted to use a PowerStick from the 300 series, you can... but you would have to roll the car forward/backward to expose the area behind the caliper so that area is positioned between the wheel and brake disc allowing for the larger PowerStick to fit comfortably. Model #102, #103 #201 or #203 will all work on tighter spots because the rods are narrower and the width of the fabric is a bit narrower than those on the 300 series PowerSticks. However, it takes a bit longer to clean the wheel. The 300 series PowerSticks all have wider fabric and will clean a wheel faster then the 100 or 200 series models. For the best and quickest results, we suggest using a combination of a few different PowerSticks. On our “Models” page there is detailed explanation next to each PowerStick with suggestions on which PowerStick works best under certain circumstances. On our “Video Demos” page there is a tutorial video explaining which PowerStick works best in various applications. You will find that all your questions will be answered, regarding which PowerSticks are the best for you, once you reviewed the “Models and Video Demos” pages.






Ace PowerStick Pro-Line

ACE PowerStick 2008

Model #401 is 14” in length and manufactured on a 1/4” diameter rod, the thinest rod in the PowerStick family. It’s threaded with of 6” with super-soft fabric which is 1/4” in width. The diameter of the fabric measures 2 3/4” when the PowerStick is spinning. This model is best for wheels that have about 3/8” between the inner wheel surface and brake disc or caliper and was designed for quickly cleaning a wheel where the brake disc or caliper are very close to the inner wheel surface, but a long PowerStick reach is required.

Model #P401

Model #P501

Model #501 is 16” in length and manufactured on a 5/16” diameter rod. It’s threaded with 6” of super-soft fabric which is 5/16” in width. The diameter of the fabric measures 2 13/16” when the PowerStick is spinning. This model is made on a slightly sturdier rod them model #401, but requires a little more space between the brake disc or caliper and inner wheel surface for it to spin freely. It’s a great choice to clean in front of and then behind the brake disc or caliper without the super-soft fabric binding up underneath it. The longer 16” rod is a nice addition.

Model #P601

Model #601 is 16” in length and manufactured on a 3/8” diameter rod. It’s threaded with of 9” of super-soft fabric which is 3/8” in width. The diameter of the fabric measures 3 7/8” when the PowerStick is spinning. This model is made on the sturdiest rod we offer, yet the super-soft fabric strips are thin enough to allow the model to work well in fairly tight spots. This is a great all-around model!

Model #P602

Model #602 is 16” in length and manufactured on a 3/8” diameter rod. It’s threaded with 9” of super-soft fabric which is 1/2” in width. The diameter of the fabric measures 3 7/8” when the PowerStick is spinning. This model is made on the sturdiest rod we offer and has the largest width super-soft fabric. This is a great all-around model where you have 1” space or more between the brake disc or caliper and the inner wheel surface.

Model #603 is 16” in length and manufactured on a 3/8” diameter rod. It’s threaded with 6” of super-soft fabric which is 3/8” in width. The diameter of the fabric measures 3 7/8” when the PowerStick is spinning. This model is made on the sturdiest rod we offer and has a long reach. It’s a great model where you have a tight area between the brake disc or caliper and inner wheel surface but want a the sturdiest rod. With this model you can clean on each side of the brake disc or caliper without the super-soft fabric binding up under it.

Model #P603

Model #P604

Model #604 is 16” in length and manufactured on a 3/8” diameter rod. It’s threaded with 6” of super-soft fabric which is 1/2” in width. The diameter of the fabric measures 6 7/8” when the PowerStick is spinning. This model is made on the sturdiest rod we offer and has the largest width super-soft fabric and the biggest radius when spinning. It’s a great model where you need a long reach and have greater then 2” of clearance between the brake disc or caliper and inner wheel surface. Due to the large spinning radius of the super-soft fabric, this is a great model for reaching behind wide spokes on the wheel.

Pricing is $46-50 dollars each stick

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:31 PM
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I saw this on Detailing Bliss, I cant wait to order one!!
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I got mine today and tried it on on my BBS LMR's which are usually a pain to clean.

I sprayed my wheels down with P21s first and used the stick. Made quick work and was very easy to use.

Overall I'm very pleased and will try it out on the X next.

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that's great thanks for the feedback.
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