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danprince10

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Is there anything at home I can use to clean my bowling balls?
« on: January 19, 2011, 05:56:25 AM »
I've used glass cleaner in the past but now I'm wondering if it helps at all, hell it might even be hurting.
Is there any household products I can use just to clean the surface of my balls, water? Glass cleaner? Anything ?
 
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charlest

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Re: Is there anything at home I can use to clean my bowling balls?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2011, 02:06:46 PM »
I agree, volley_man.
 
Given the price of a GALLON of SG, any EFFECTIVE mixture of SG, alcohol and water is going to be significantly cheaper than a good bowling ball specific cleaner. Given the price of them, I may yet try this mixture myself.  I am not yet happy with a 50/50 mixture of SG and household alcohol (70%). When I feel so moved, I may try a a mixture of SG and 91% alcohol or even denatured alcohol, seeing as how it is now legal to use.
volley_man wrote on 1/24/2011 11:20 AM:
I'm going to have to go with charlest on this one, because it makes good sense (darn it since I never thought of it before). I used to follow the mixture of thirds of each of the mentioned additives, but I think in the future it makes better sense to change it up a bit.
 
From now on I'll go with 1/2 70% ISO Alcohol, 1/3 Simple Green, 1/6 Water (whatever amount remains after filling other additives). This will add up to within 1% of having 33% for each ingredient.
 
Mighty Buffalo - I think you have a good point about making your alcohol lasting longer by keeping the original ratio, but for most of us the intent is about making a solution that is effective and not so much about making the ingredients "stretch out longer".



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Re: Is there anything at home I can use to clean my bowling balls?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 09:20:52 PM »
will these mixes get that hard to remove lane gunk off balls? it seems cleaners wont do it ,it usually takes a 4000 grit and water to do it.



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