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Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« on: January 06, 2016, 12:37:09 AM »
Here's a another of my Ball cleaner showdowns:  That Purple Stuff VS Bowlingball.com's Monster Tac

(Note: I used a different camera for the monster tac pic, lighting color temperature is different too, thus why the towel color looks different)

I used the same ball (Hammer Bad Ass with a fresh 2000 abralon surface, de-oiled and cleaned) on fresh condition both times, Clean towel.

The Monster Tac test


That Purple Stuff test

(also note: since these were different lanes levels of grime could be different which could affect what there was to take off)

Well this is a close call and gets down into some nitpicky details. Comparing the other pics I have and what I seen first hand.

1-Both cleaners removed surface oil, I think TPS might have broke it down slightly faster it's a close call.

2-Both cleaners left the ball tacky, but I felt TPS left it just a little bit tackier.

3-At the end of the first game the TPS towel was slightly dirtier than the M.Tac towel.
   At the end of the second game the TPS towel was still slightly dirtier than the M.Tac towel.
   But by the end of the of evening, Both cleaners appeared to have taken off about the same amounts of grime.

4-Neither cleaner removed the oil lines in the cover. Though at close examination of the oil lines left by Monster Tac, They were a bit shinier than the ones left by TPS. Which to me means that TPS did penetrate the pores a little bit more. (Which was one of Ron's claims, that it cleaned the pores some.

5-Monster Tac I felt dried up fast on the micro fiber towel, I had to keep spraying some more on. TPS kind of stayed damper longer slightly. Now Ron's micro fiber pad with the sponge material in it might make a difference here.

6-At home I took a white paper towel and put some Purple Stuff on it and cleaned the Bad Ass with it to see if any grime was left by the Monster Tac. None was found, paper towel was still white.


So which is better? Hmmm, Tough call. I think "That Purple Stuff " is a little bit better, it left the ball slightly tackier than Monster tack.

Is it enough to justify price?
If both were equally priced, I'd get "That Purple Stuff ". Because IMO it has a "slight" edge.

If Monster Tac is cheaper at the time you want to get some cleaner (It depends on when and how much you buy), If You want to save money Monster Tac would be okay.

I wouldn't feel bad about using Monster Tac, it's surprisingly better than a lot of cleaners I tried before. For a generic ball cleaner.

If I can get one of Ron's pads (Which I think are a bit over priced) or the towels like Laneside used to try TPS with, I might change my opinion if it makes a difference.

Extra: here's a pic of where I cleaned another bowlers ball with That Purple Stuff (a different towel than I used on mine) at the start of the night! He hadn't cleaned his ball.

He was surprised how dirty it was.



Note: Regardless of the cleaner used, cleaning the ball every frame. The ball did seem to be more consistent in it's reaction.
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 06:02:10 AM »
That's a good demostration you did there. Though you're right about the price point of TPS being high, I would still be willing to try it. I use Ultimate Rejuvenator cleaner and for me, that's by far the best cleaner I've used other than Clean 'N Dull. Have you tried testing it on a ball that already had a lot of games on it due to oil soaked in the pores?

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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 07:47:37 AM »
Brunswick or Amf  machines??

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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 08:20:25 AM »
That's a good demostration you did there. Though you're right about the price point of TPS being high, I would still be willing to try it.
I would like to get the foaming bottle and the Pad to try. I think the foaming nozzle would allow you to control the amount used better. The squeeze bottle it's easy to use too much and waste it.

I think the Pad would hold it (or any liquid cleaner) better. Just a regular microfiber towel lets the liquid migrate through out the towel a lot.

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I use Ultimate Rejuvenator cleaner and for me, that's by far the best cleaner I've used other than Clean 'N Dull.

Clean'N Dull is still number one for deep cleaning. It gets the soaked in oil lines out, I've used it for years at home.

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Have you tried testing it on a ball that already had a lot of games on it due to oil soaked in the pores?

My balls all have a lot of games on them, but they are not oil soaked. I have a good cleaning regimen, I wipe every shot, Clean after every set, use Clean'N Dull at home on the spinner. When I try de-oiling I either get nothing or just a tiny bit near the track.

Now the Pic of the other guys ball, He has a ton of games on his and doesn't de-oil it as far as I know.

You could actually see a difference on the surface as you wiped with the TPS.
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 08:22:50 AM »
Brunswick or Amf  machines??

It's been so long since I heard frankly, I don't remember.  I think it's Brunswick.
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 08:24:50 AM »
I bought MonsterTac for the first time this year and honestly think that it's the best cleaner I've used so far. It seems to remove all of the scuffs and belt marks with ease and leaves the ball feeling super tacky. I haven't tried That Purple Stuff yet, but I don't know how much cleaner I can get my balls. Sorry, that just sounds way too funny!

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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 09:17:06 AM »
I bought MonsterTac for the first time this year and honestly think that it's the best cleaner I've used so far. It seems to remove all of the scuffs and belt marks with ease and leaves the ball feeling super tacky. I haven't tried That Purple Stuff yet, but I don't know how much cleaner I can get my balls. Sorry, that just sounds way too funny!

Why? No woman likes a man with dirty balls.
(I can't believe I said that with a straight face. Heck, I can't believe I said that.)
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 10:10:16 AM »
That's hilarious!  ;D

When talking about bowling balls it hard to just say balls and not laugh. I'll forever be a kid inside. Balls and farts, what's funnier than that? LOL

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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 10:23:03 AM »
I bought MonsterTac for the first time this year and honestly think that it's the best cleaner I've used so far. It seems to remove all of the scuffs and belt marks with ease and leaves the ball feeling super tacky. I haven't tried That Purple Stuff yet, but I don't know how much cleaner I can get my balls. Sorry, that just sounds way too funny!

Why? No woman likes a man with dirty balls.


Anything else would be uncivilized.....like an old spice commercial lol

Pretty cool demo.

It's clear to see TPS is a good cleaner like many others. But the price is too much. I'm not gonna go into detail, but when my ball left back to back to back ten pins, I used remedy Rx to clean the ball.....ham bone and 1 to finish the second game....
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2016, 11:55:15 AM »

Pretty cool demo.

It's clear to see TPS is a good cleaner like many others. But the price is too much.
That's the thing the $$$

If that was a 8oz. bottle for that price (or BOGO), that would be more reasonable and comparable to other cleaners prices.

As for towel until I see one can't say about it.

 
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I'm not gonna go into detail, but when my ball left back to back to back ten pins, I used remedy Rx to clean the ball.....ham bone and 1 to finish the second game....

Regardless of what cleaner you use, the whole cleaning between frames thing, is something everyone should give a try and see what happens.

I'm not saying I bowled better (I've been in a bad slump, I've been shooting a lot of spares) doing it, but I did feel the ball was more predictable in it's reaction through the night.

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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 12:31:17 AM »
I bought MonsterTac for the first time this year and honestly think that it's the best cleaner I've used so far. It seems to remove all of the scuffs and belt marks with ease and leaves the ball feeling super tacky. I haven't tried That Purple Stuff yet, but I don't know how much cleaner I can get my balls. Sorry, that just sounds way too funny!


Why? No woman likes a man with dirty balls.
(I can't believe I said that with a straight face. Heck, I can't believe I said that.)

What's amazing is the Charlest posted in a Ball Cleaner thread and cracked a joke and not his usually well thought out detailed information about the cleaners that we all love to read about.....I was waiting for him on this one and I guess I am still waiting!

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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 04:15:04 AM »
I bought MonsterTac for the first time this year and honestly think that it's the best cleaner I've used so far. It seems to remove all of the scuffs and belt marks with ease and leaves the ball feeling super tacky. I haven't tried That Purple Stuff yet, but I don't know how much cleaner I can get my balls. Sorry, that just sounds way too funny!


Why? No woman likes a man with dirty balls.
(I can't believe I said that with a straight face. Heck, I can't believe I said that.)

What's amazing is the Charlest posted in a Ball Cleaner thread and cracked a joke and not his usually well thought out detailed information about the cleaners that we all love to read about.....I was waiting for him on this one and I guess I am still waiting!

I've already posted my thoughts about The Purple Stuff and I have no experience with Monster-Tac. If you want to send me a bottle to test, I'll be glad to do it. I've spent enough on all these "Pretenders to the Crown". Nothing compares to LMB Cleaner for during and immediately after bowling. NOTHING.
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 11:00:12 AM »
I've already posted my thoughts about The Purple Stuff and I have no experience with Monster-Tac. If you want to send me a bottle to test, I'll be glad to do it. I've spent enough on all these "Pretenders to the Crown". Nothing compares to LMB Cleaner for during and immediately after bowling. NOTHING.

To me Clean'N Dull & Hook-it are the benchmarks for clean
(and I take your word for the LMB cleaner being in that class, I've never had any to try)

Monster Tac wouldn't be in their league, But I think it's better than ones like Powerhouse Energizer, Powerwash even Kegel Revive (which I didn't like)


 
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2016, 11:41:33 AM »
Is the LMB cleaner the same or similar to the the Lane Masters cleaner?

Just wondering....
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Re: Ball Cleaner Showdown: That Purple Stuff VS Monster Tac
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 11:53:55 AM »
Is the LMB cleaner the same or similar to the the Lane Masters cleaner?

Just wondering....
I assumed that they were/are the same? :o