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Best Ball Cleaner?
« on: February 04, 2014, 12:46:17 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations as to the best ball cleaner? Looking for something to wipe my equipment down with after league to help preserve the life of the ball. Ideally, I would like something that is good on all brands of equipment.

All advice is appreciated!

 

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 01:09:42 PM »
I have used Neo-Tac's Hook-It for a long time now...even when it had a short stint under Big B's label. Excellent and will clean deeper than any other I have tried. There are a couple new "foaming" cleaners that some like, but I haven't tried those yet.

I have proven to many bowlers that either 90% Isopropel Alcohol, and/or their mixtures with Simple Green does not do neatly as good a job as Hoiok-It. I had them clean their equipment with their cleaners, then took new paper towels and cleaned it wit Hook-It and they were amazed at how much more cleaned.

IMHO if you are spending good hard money on bowling balls then spend a few dollars and get a GOOD cleaner FOR the equipment.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 01:21:49 PM »
I have used Neo-Tac's Hook-It for a long time now...even when it had a short stint under Big B's label. Excellent and will clean deeper than any other I have tried. There are a couple new "foaming" cleaners that some like, but I haven't tried those yet.

I have proven to many bowlers that either 90% Isopropel Alcohol, and/or their mixtures with Simple Green does not do neatly as good a job as Hoiok-It. I had them clean their equipment with their cleaners, then took new paper towels and cleaned it wit Hook-It and they were amazed at how much more cleaned.

IMHO if you are spending good hard money on bowling balls then spend a few dollars and get a GOOD cleaner FOR the equipment.

For use at the alleys after bowling, Hook-It is one of the best. Although it has a very strong smell, I'd have to rank Lanemasters cleaners right up there with Hook-It. Hook-It is easier to get; Buddies does carry Lanemasters.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 01:43:17 PM »
I've had good success using Neo-Tac's Liquid Nitro and Ultimate' s Black Magic Rejuvinator

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 02:11:34 PM »
Remedy RX is a good one, and CAN be used during competitive matches.

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 02:42:05 PM »
Clean 'n' Dull by Powerhouse Bowling is a good deep cleaner. I use it on polished balls as well as balls with a dull finish. Clean 'n' Dull really does not affect the finish.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 02:54:22 PM »
Lane Masters had I good one (Light Blue color) but Clean N Dull works very well too.. that is what I have been using for a while now...

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 04:47:30 PM »
As far as deep cleaners go, Powerhouse Clean & Dull, and Neo-tac/Brunswick Hook-it are at the top of the list. Clean & Dull comes as a gel and Hook-it comes as a liquid, the latter has a strong grape like scent but both are very good. I've tried Powerhouse Energizer Cleaner, Power Wash, Lane Masters (strong chemical scent), Black Magic Rejuvenator, Tac Up, and currently Storm Reacta Clean. All very good cleaners that will get the job done but as far as deep cleaning goes, none are more widely accepted than Clean & Dull and Hook-it. Just remember after 60 games or so depending on how much you bowl, the ball will need a resurfacing to maintain the OOB reaction as close as possible.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 06:50:46 PM »
I will second and third the Clean and Dull. I have been using it for years. It does the job.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 06:57:23 PM »
My vote also goes for RemedyRX and Clean and Dull.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 07:38:12 PM »
I haven't tried all (or even many) but of the few I've used I think BDS sold through bdsbowlingballcareproducts.com is exceptional!
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 12:18:42 AM »
I haven't tried all (or even many) but of the few I've used I think BDS sold through bdsbowlingballcareproducts.com is exceptional!
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 02:02:52 AM »
Ion-S Foam or Spray type best by far chemically and functionality... it's a company out of Japan now in the states, distributed by ABS for overseas and now Offthesheetproshop.com (stateside).

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 09:05:37 AM »
My vote is Remedy Rx and Storm's Reacta Skuff.

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 09:19:20 AM »
Best everyday bowling ball cleaner is anything from a manufacturer. Storm, Brunswick, Powerhouse, etc. They all work great as a cleaner for after your set. Deep clean HAS to be Clean n Dull. I finally bought into the hype and that stuff is legit.

If you want, mix up your own with simple green, water, and rubbing alcohol. Very cheap and it works great for an everyday cleaner.