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JohnN

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cleaner for de-oiling
on: November 12, 2017, 11:10:18 AM
For those of you who use a heat type of oil removing process what do you clean the oil that is removed with ? Kind of wondering about using a room temperature liquid on a 140 degree ball. Ball cleaner, rubbing alcohol , paper towel, rag ?

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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 01:10:14 PM
If the ball is full of oil, the ball will have a bunch on it. The first thing I do is pick it up with some clean strong paper towels, like Bounty. If it's still oily, another bunch of clean towels. Then the strongest cleaner you have: I use Clean and Dull or Hook-It, with protection for my hands.
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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 03:36:27 PM
If the ball is full of oil, the ball will have a bunch on it. The first thing I do is pick it up with some clean strong paper towels, like Bounty. If it's still oily, another bunch of clean towels. Then the strongest cleaner you have: I use Clean and Dull or Hook-It, with protection for my hands.

+1; my routine, too. I will generally use Clean and Dull after every de-oiling session.
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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 07:10:46 PM
So, no harm in using a room temp cleaner on a warm (140*) ball ?

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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 07:59:40 PM
If the ball is full of oil, the ball will have a bunch on it. The first thing I do is pick it up with some clean strong paper towels, like Bounty. If it's still oily, another bunch of clean towels. Then the strongest cleaner you have: I use Clean and Dull or Hook-It, with protection for my hands.

+1000

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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 06:57:16 AM
So, no harm in using a room temp cleaner on a warm (140*) ball ?

140 is not high enough to cause any problems with bowling approved cleaners, of which I am aware. If you try to use something very flammable, like acetone or methyl ethyl ketone or a some alcohol, I'd suggest you don't, but, if you must, then wait for the ball to cool down further.

Once you turn the machine off and remove the ball with paper towels to wipe the oil off, the ball is not at 140 any more. It will feel warm, but it should not be uncomfortable to most adults.
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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:24:52 AM
I would be using some kind of regular bowling ball cleaner and nothing exotic. Have an old quart bottle of Lane Masters that I use. Never liked using at the alley because of the smell.

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Re: cleaner for de-oiling
Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 02:47:08 PM
I would be using some kind of regular bowling ball cleaner and nothing exotic. Have an old quart bottle of Lane Masters that I use. Never liked using at the alley because of the smell.

It is a great cleaner; yes, use in a well ventilated area as matter of safety.
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