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skizzle

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Are ball wipes worth it?
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:55:24 PM »
I know there are a couple different ball wipes out on the market and was looking for suggestions on what works and what doesn't.  I'm not looking to do a deep clean with a ball spinner, but rather clean oil off the ball after bowling league?  I am looking for something that will not change the surface of the ball.  Thanks for your opinions!
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suhoney24

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 01:09:38 AM »
storm reacta wipes......all i have been using at the lanes for the past year or so

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 03:18:31 AM »
I have used Reacta Wipes they actually work pretty good, they are more usable and less time consuming specially after a late night regular set of bowling. But in my opinion nothing its better than a spinner or a Surface Factory. With Reacta Clean, Xtra Clean, Hook It, Clean and Dull, etc.
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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 06:46:40 AM »
I find Reacta wipes fine for removing regular dirt from the ball, but totally inadequate for removing lane oil. They are an expensive convenience.

I find PowerHouse (Ebonite) Adrenalin wipes extremely effective for temporarily increasing the ability of the coverstock to absorb oil. It also helps to clean the ball. After use of the Adrenaline Wipes, the ball will hook more. You can use a wipe 3 or 4 times, if not used for regular cleaning.
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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 07:22:12 AM »
I love Clean n' Dull for after league on everything that isn't highly polished. I usually use Storm Reacta Clean after every league then once a week or once every other week use clean n' dull. I haven't seen the wipes be too successful at removing oil that has absorbed into the cover by the time I get home from league. They basically only take off the surface oil off between shots before it has a chance to soak in.
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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 06:43:36 AM »
I use the storm wipes and they work great.  also they are legal to use during the  set.

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 04:41:36 PM »
Storm wipes works great for me also.

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 06:48:49 AM »
add me to the list that use and love the storm wipes.

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 06:41:45 PM »
I use the ADRENALINE WIPES but they tend to dry out fairly quickly, even with the bag sealed.  Anyone know what I can add to get them moist again?
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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 08:10:53 PM »
After league I use rubbing alcohol wipes. They r about the same as adrenaline wipes except Walgreen s sells a 40 pack for about five bucks.

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 09:32:38 PM »
After league I use rubbing alcohol wipes. They r about the same as adrenaline wipes except Walgreen s sells a 40 pack for about five bucks.

Alcohol wipes are the same as Adrenaline wipes in what sense?
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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2014, 09:42:57 PM »
After league I use rubbing alcohol wipes. They r about the same as adrenaline wipes except Walgreen s sells a 40 pack for about five bucks.

Alcohol wipes are the same as Adrenaline wipes in what sense?

As in they both say wipe on the box. Maybe I should use the Mr. Clean sponges instead. WOW.

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 09:43:40 PM »
Alcohol based cleaner.

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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2014, 11:26:20 PM »
After league I use rubbing alcohol wipes. They r about the same as adrenaline wipes except Walgreen s sells a 40 pack for about five bucks.

Alcohol wipes are the same as Adrenaline wipes in what sense?

As in they both say wipe on the box. Maybe I should use the Mr. Clean sponges instead. WOW.

Just wanted to make sure someone wasn't interpreting the Adrenaline wipes as an alcohol based cleaner.
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Re: Are ball wipes worth it?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2014, 11:34:27 PM »
I suppose they also have steroids in them as the package says. They also recommend that u still use there other cleaning products after six games n resurface after 50 games to keep your ball clean. Marketing wizards.I suppose the new hammer spare ball is really made from carbon fiber as well.