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Date: 20 Jul 2005 17:07:18
From: Spammy Sammy
Subject: Windex (again I suspect)
Hello again.

Is there any difference between blue and clear Windex when used for cleaning
bowling balls?






 
Date: 28 Jul 2005 10:06:29
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Windex (again I suspect)
> i've never heard of anyone using windex to clean bowling balls. I'm
> assuming they're for reactive balls. Is it better than using just
> rubbing alcohol?

Rubbing alcohol, while being a great cleaner in itself, CAN NOT remove
everything a bowling ball picks up. Windex (and similar cleaners) has
"surfactant agents" (aka, soap) that do a better job of
breaking-up/dispersing the OIL that the ball picks up. It also
contains ammonia, which boosts the "cleaning power" while helping it
evaporate a little faster. I imagine it might have some alcohol, too,
to handle the "sticky things" the ball picks up. Finally, it won't
create a "volatile" (aka, flammable) atmosphere as it dries like
alcohol does.

With that typed, alcohol is "better" than Windex, etc. in that it'll
DRY MUCH FASTER, so you can return to bowling faster. again, it's a
good "general" cleaner in its' own right. IN fact, if you look at the
ingredient list of most (if not all?) the "high-tech, exotic, etc."
ball cleaners around, you'll find ALCOHOL as one of the main
ingredients.

You'll have to decide which cleaner is "better" in your frame of
reference. I, personally, use "409" to clean my reactive/particle
balls AFTER I'm done bowling (i.e., at home). The only "cleaner" I use
WHILE bowling is just my towel to remove the overt surface oil track
after every shot. :)



 
Date: 26 Jul 2005 10:41:55
From: joo
Subject: Re: Windex (again I suspect)
i've never heard of anyone using windex to clean bowling balls. I'm
assuming they're for reactive balls. Is it better than using just
rubbing alcohol?



 
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Date: 20 Jul 2005 02:55:15
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Windex (again I suspect)
> Is there any difference between blue and clear Windex when used for cleaning
> bowling balls?

What does the "ingredient list" say any differences are? I suspect the
"clear" stuff is the SAME FORMULATION as the regular (blue) stuff
WITHOUT the blue color. If I'm right, and the "clear" stuff is CHEAPER
than the regular (blue) stuff, use it. Otherwise, stick with the
regular (blue) stuff. :)



  
Date: 21 Jul 2005 15:27:57
From: pkstore2
Subject: Re: Windex (again I suspect)

"PromptJock" <102151.3223@compuserve.com > wrote in message
news:1121853314.954162.94530@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> Is there any difference between blue and clear Windex when used for
>> cleaning
>> bowling balls?
When men get "blue balls" now you know why.