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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 #16 on: February 05, 2014, 10:50:42 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!
"We sell only to Pro Shops. Email us and we will tell you where you can purchase our Products"

kinda hard for the average guy to get some...
Thanks for that info .. I've been buying from them for years .. I was originally hooked up with them through a Pro Shop .. guess they continue to honor that position .. too bad the ball cleaner is GREAT!
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2014, 06:41:39 PM »
Hook-It. Clean N Dull close second. Can't go wrong with either one.

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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 09:56:05 PM »
Hook-It. Clean N Dull close second. Can't go wrong with either one.


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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2014, 05:50:39 PM »
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.

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2014, 10:08:28 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.

Smart.  Very smart.


As a quick 'everyday cleaner' to freshen up the very top of the cover? Maybe. As a long term solution for minimizing oil saturation? Not so much.


Years ago, my primary cleaners were different F409 and Simple Green solutions. I experimented with different mixes to find an optimal result. No matter what I tried, the Rejuvinator in the pro shop always found oil to extract.


Several years ago, I transitioned to Hook-It and C&D. I've focused far more on Hook-It just because it's easier to use at the alley. These are much stronger formulations that are approved for use only before and after competition. Since switching over, I've found almost no oil extracted in the Rejuvinator or my personal NuBall unit. I now only use my NuBall to help out friends who are too lazy to clean properly. ::)


For anyone who doubts, do your own experimentation.

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2014, 07:09:33 PM »
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.

Smart.  Very smart.

As I said, what is marked in red is smart.  Very smart.  You could spend more, but why?  Nothing works as good.  Control the strength of the cleaner depending on how dirty the lanes you bowl on are.  Don't be fooled by fancy packaging.  Until somebody offers factual evidence that there is a better cleaner continue being smart and making your own. 
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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2014, 03:13:48 PM »
     Not very smart suggesting a home made cleaner.

     Just drop a couple bucks and get the real stuff that is proven to work.

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.

Smart.  Very smart.

As I said, what is marked in red is smart.  Very smart.  You could spend more, but why?  Nothing works as good.  Control the strength of the cleaner depending on how dirty the lanes you bowl on are.  Don't be fooled by fancy packaging.  Until somebody offers factual evidence that there is a better cleaner continue being smart and making your own.

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2014, 03:40:08 PM »
I bought a Black Fri. special package from Valentino Bowling that had a bottle of Remedy cleaner and a polish.  With a little rubbing, this even takes off the belt marks.  I've been pretty happy with the performance.

I used to religiously use the simple green/alcohol/water mixture.  I even would make batches for others I would bowl with...  but always felt that after a period of using, it would leave a residue on the surface...  not sure whether this was true or not, but always felt that way...  Been using Remedy for a little over a year now and surface always feels clean and tacky.

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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2014, 03:51:49 PM »
     Excellent post. Too many times people cut corners to save a few nickels and dimes and isn't worth it in the end.

I bought a Black Fri. special package from Valentino Bowling that had a bottle of Remedy cleaner and a polish.  With a little rubbing, this even takes off the belt marks.  I've been pretty happy with the performance.

I used to religiously use the simple green/alcohol/water mixture.  I even would make batches for others I would bowl with...  but always felt that after a period of using, it would leave a residue on the surface...  not sure whether this was true or not, but always felt that way...  Been using Remedy for a little over a year now and surface always feels clean and tacky.

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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2014, 09:41:54 AM »
Clean n Dull is great.  Ive also just tried DV8's "damn good hook"  & out of all the ball cleaners i have (around 9) it takes burn marks, etc off the easiest.  Trying to figure out what is in it though.

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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2014, 10:42:27 AM »
Never said Simple Green/Rubbing Alcohol was all I used. I DO use a deep cleaner about once a month since I'm only bowling one night a week. All I said was it's a good everyday cleaner that will help keep the oil off the cover. There is NO cleaner that will keep ALL of the oil out of the coverstock. I am advocating the use of something during and after you bowl, not what's the best deep  cleaner.

Most of the deep cleaners change the surface more than you want anyway, so do you freshen your surface every time you bowl?

Or do you not clean it at all until you need a deep clean?

Is that what the normal guy would do?

Sounds like some elitist guys don't want to admit that there's two ways to think about this one.

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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2014, 11:00:51 AM »
I have stocked numerous cleaners in my shop over the years. I personally use remedy RX from Valentino's and is what I use in my shop for clean and polishing. It is my number 1 selling cleaner by far. I also like Ultimate Black Magic Rejuvinator, Storm Reacta Clean and Ebonite Powerwash. Most if my customers preferred the Powerwash until they tried Remedy.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2014, 12:00:28 PM »
I've tried almost every brand and I think all of them are good cleaners. It's really up to you what you prefer IMO. I like hook-it, but it stinks. In fact, cleaners that stink I don't use anymore. Plus, hook-it and cleaners like it, you better be using gloves. Or, wash your hands right after you have cleaned out your ball(s)... Trust me, protect your skin..... ;)

Anyway, I use only two cleaners. Remedy RX that's in all my bags, and Clean and Dull at home that use with a vortex (spinner) after "x" number of games.
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Re: Best Ball Cleaner?
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2014, 12:32:36 PM »
At home, I have tried most everything. LMB works the best, but it seems to be harsh on the coverstock(Not to mention it smells pretty bad).

I keep Powerhouse Adrenaline Wipes in my bag. Cleans as well as anything else, very convenient to use and it never spills or leaks in your bag.
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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2014, 01:36:16 PM »
I use Clorox bleach... Sometimes mixed with Simple 409 Fantastic... Sometimes just straight... Do it in a closed tight unventilated room... Don't wear gloves either.  Smells not bad yet cleans deep down.  People some times ask me why my nose is curled up & 1 eye is shut... But I just tell them I'm super focused. 

Thanks for reading... Hope this works for your ball.