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Date: 26 Feb 2005 13:44:11
From: disser
Subject: Bowling Ball Polishes
I just recently purchased a personal ball spinner and wanted to know if
there is any inexpensive, but reliable, ball polishes (or any type of
polish) that I can use.
I want the ball to go long and snap on the backends, approx. 3500 shine.
Thanks for reply.....................................Disser










 
Date: 09 Mar 2005 21:07:07
From: Dave Kent
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Rules don't matter. They only affect those who are honest or have integrity.
Others will take an advantage whenever or wherever they can. If busted they
will feign ignorance, assuming that the easy going (i.e. stupid, gullible)
rule abiders will let them skate on their infraction. I must have seen this
100 times (if you include the admissions and bragging some do on this NG -
which, of course, true or not, carry no consequences). The sig file
pertains.

caroball@aol.com wrote:

> Don't give Tony any more ideas for rules - he would probably go for it

--
"Do you think using steroids is cheating?" -sportsporter
"I don't know what cheating is." - Barry Bonds




 
Date: 09 Mar 2005 11:40:08
From:
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Don't give Tony any more ideas for rules - he would probably go for it



 
Date: 06 Mar 2005 13:00:02
From:
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Come on Acetone is illegal because years ago it was used to make
"soakers" -- now the ball cos. are doing it



  
Date: 07 Mar 2005 05:37:03
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Yeah, and more than an once of side weight will do little to improve
your score with modern equipment and lane conditions... but, IT IS STILL
ILLEGAL!!! I just love how the dumb asses in this world try to justify
why they should be able to ignore a rule!

caroball@aol.com wrote:

>Come on Acetone is illegal because years ago it was used to make
>"soakers" -- now the ball cos. are doing it
>
>
>


   
Date: 07 Mar 2005 11:19:00
From: Joe Zachar
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Tony, they should have one of those devices that they use to detect
natural gas leaks, only it detects acetone, so we can bring it to the
bowling alley and run it over the balling balls and bowling towels to DQ
the abusers.

Then some kind of spectrum analyzer to detect a sandbagger's change in
brain waves and then that would be the complete package.

Joe Z

Tony R Smith wrote:

> Yeah, and more than an once of side weight will do little to improve
> your score with modern equipment and lane conditions... but, IT IS
> STILL ILLEGAL!!! I just love how the dumb asses in this world try to
> justify why they should be able to ignore a rule!
>
> caroball@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Come on Acetone is illegal because years ago it was used to make
>> "soakers" -- now the ball cos. are doing it
>>
>>
>>



   
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Date: 06 Mar 2005 16:14:25
From: Darby
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes

<caroball@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1110142802.280337.11590@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Come on Acetone is illegal because years ago it was used to make
> "soakers" -- now the ball cos. are doing it

Don't forget extremely flammable and toxic to inhale. That is plenty good
reason to try to limit it's use. There are too many people who wouldn't use
the care needed.
Dar




  
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Date: 03 Mar 2005 11:35:44
From: BowlerCentral.com
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Why would you post this if you don't know whether it is legal or
not?!?!
"Armor All" is "not acceptable at any time"... i.e. illegal!


http://www.bowl.com/specs/ballCleaner.aspx

Tony is absolutely right. Use what is sanctioned and tested. I don't
think the USBC is going to outlaw an item because it improves and gives
an unfair advantage (ie corked bat). I am speculating their methods
but I would think that the items that are not acceptable have a
characteristic that can do one of the following:
1. Harm the ball
2. Damage the lanes
3. Leave a residue on the lanes that does 1 or 2
4. Environmental concerns when mixed with other oils or fluids
5. Health concerns when mixed with other oils or fluids



 
Date: 28 Feb 2005 09:48:45
From:
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Kinda like that certain cleaner, Acetone, that no respectable pro shop
is without - you will find the ol Armor All under the counter of a
lot of them

ABC or whatever they call themselves now are kinda two-faced in their
rules - any kind of lane oil is ok however it is applied -- 900
bowling-by-yourself is sanctioned -- ball magf can load the balls much
better that the old put-in-the- lead guys of the 50s & 60s -- "honor"
scores are sanctions without any checking of lanes, pins, ball etc -- (
howmany false 300s/800s have been claimed??? ) -- yet they think the
world ends over a common used cleaner and an auto polish

New organization? -- maybe putting the ladies in will help - can't
hurt



  
Date: 28 Feb 2005 23:25:47
From: clark
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
could not have said it better!!!!!!!!!!
<caroball@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1109612925.308506.125400@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Kinda like that certain cleaner, Acetone, that no respectable pro shop
> is without - you will find the ol Armor All under the counter of a
> lot of them
>
> ABC or whatever they call themselves now are kinda two-faced in their
> rules - any kind of lane oil is ok however it is applied -- 900
> bowling-by-yourself is sanctioned -- ball magf can load the balls much
> better that the old put-in-the- lead guys of the 50s & 60s -- "honor"
> scores are sanctions without any checking of lanes, pins, ball etc -- (
> howmany false 300s/800s have been claimed??? ) -- yet they think the
> world ends over a common used cleaner and an auto polish
>
> New organization? -- maybe putting the ladies in will help - can't
> hurt
>




  
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Date: 28 Feb 2005 09:48:41
From:
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Kinda like that certain cleaner, Acetone, that no respectable pro shop
is without - you will find the ol Armor All under the counter of a
lot of them

ABC or whatever they call themselves now are kinda two-faced in their
rules - any kind of lane oil is ok however it is applied -- 900
bowling-by-yourself is sanctioned -- ball magf can load the balls much
better that the old put-in-the- lead guys of the 50s & 60s -- "honor"
scores are sanctions without any checking of lanes, pins, ball etc -- (
howmany false 300s/800s have been claimed??? ) -- yet they think the
world ends over a common used cleaner and an auto polish

New organization? -- maybe putting the ladies in will help - can't
hurt



 
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Date: 27 Feb 2005 09:32:35
From:
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
For a hard shine try Armor-All (sp) - may be illegal??



 
Date: 27 Feb 2005 09:32:31
From:
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
For a hard shine try Armor-All (sp) - may be illegal??



  
Date: 27 Feb 2005 18:07:33
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Why would you post this if you don't know whether it is legal or not?!?!
"Armor All" is "not acceptable at any time"... i.e. illegal!

http://www.bowl.com/specs/ballCleaner.aspx

caroball@aol.com wrote:

>For a hard shine try Armor-All (sp) - may be illegal??
>
>
>


 
Date: 26 Feb 2005 17:17:44
From: Mark
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes

disser wrote:
> I just recently purchased a personal ball spinner and wanted to know
if
> there is any inexpensive, but reliable, ball polishes (or any type of
> polish) that I can use.

You can find all sorts of stuff in the automotive section of your local
autoparts or hardware store. The 3M products Finesse-It and Finesse-It
II have a long history of being used on bowling balls. A quart of
Finesse-it II will run you $25, a 16 oz bottle is about $13.

There are dozens and dozens of polishes sold under various labels for
use on bowling balls. Most ball manufacturers have thier own branding
and you can have a great time trying out all the various products on
the market. Again, quarts of polish typically run $25-30.

One uses very little polish per ball so for personal use a quart will
(should) last you a long time.

> I want the ball to go long and snap on the backends,

Well, this really has a lot more to do with speed, axis tilt, axis
rotation and rev rate than it does with the polish you use.

> approx. 3500 shine.

How you get to a specific grit is important. If you have not resurfaced
before, you may want to go down to your local pro-shop and get a lesson
on how to resurface a bowling ball.

Below is a link to an online primer on how to work to different
surfaces. It's the recommended procedures from Storm / Roto-Grip so the
primer specifies which of their branded products to use for various
steps.

http://www.buddiesproshop.com/20/Bowling+Ball+Maintenance.htm

Have fun and remember to wear a shirt you don't care about until you
get used to your spinner.

Mark



  
Date: 27 Feb 2005 02:21:34
From: Ryan Press \(NI\)
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes

"Mark" <twobowlers@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1109467064.537069.182940@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
> disser wrote:
> > I just recently purchased a personal ball spinner and wanted to know
> if
> > there is any inexpensive, but reliable, ball polishes (or any type of
> > polish) that I can use.
>
> You can find all sorts of stuff in the automotive section of your local
> autoparts or hardware store. The 3M products Finesse-It and Finesse-It
> II have a long history of being used on bowling balls. A quart of
> Finesse-it II will run you $25, a 16 oz bottle is about $13.

^^^ I concur... this stuff is the shizznits :-D

Ryan




   
Date: 27 Feb 2005 17:04:53
From: Rob & Kirsty Buckley
Subject: Re: Bowling Ball Polishes
Ryan Press (NI) wrote:
>
> "Mark" <twobowlers@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1109467064.537069.182940@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > disser wrote:
> > > I just recently purchased a personal ball spinner and wanted to know
> > if
> > > there is any inexpensive, but reliable, ball polishes (or any type of
> > > polish) that I can use.
> >
> > You can find all sorts of stuff in the automotive section of your local
> > autoparts or hardware store. The 3M products Finesse-It and Finesse-It
> > II have a long history of being used on bowling balls. A quart of
> > Finesse-it II will run you $25, a 16 oz bottle is about $13.
>
> ^^^ I concur... this stuff is the shizznits :-D
>
> Ryan

Used to use Finesse-it, but I now use Brasso. Good stuff.

Rob.