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Xfest

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Polishing a ball
« on: July 04, 2006, 04:57:18 PM »
how long do you let the polish sit for... i have just started to take care of all of my balls and i was wondering you know for how long to let the polish sit..
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Re: Polishing a ball
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 01:06:27 AM »
I go in :30 steps/half with about a quarter sized puddle on a corrugated foam pad and keep adding steps until it looks like I want. Compound finish I use a medium cut automotive polish such as Meguiars Medium cut and high shine I use Track Magic Shine. Compound I start with gray scotchbrite and high shine 3000 tri-zact or 4000 abralon.
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Re: Polishing a ball
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 01:35:58 AM »
yeah - im using black magic xl and it works really nicely for me.. i just have to apply the polish - rub it in - and i let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wipe off thoroughly until it's off and then its done..
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Re: Polishing a ball
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2006, 01:48:46 AM »
Do you have a spinner or access to one or do you do it by hand?
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Re: Polishing a ball
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2006, 07:15:51 AM »
quote:
yeah - im using black magic xl and it works really nicely for me.. i just have to apply the polish - rub it in - and i let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wipe off thoroughly until it's off and then its done..
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I've heard of Black Magic; never heard of BlackMagic XL.

What kind of polish is it?
Does your can/jar look like any of these:
http://www.bowlersparadise.com/shop/cp/ultimate_bowling/ ??

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Re: Polishing a ball
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 10:12:58 PM »
never - it is the plus << - just a different name. they upgraded names in the last month or so..

also - i do it by hand - dont have access to a spinner, yet.
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