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roystriker

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Cleaning/maintaining slide heels
« on: December 27, 2007, 06:44:35 AM »
Any suggestions on how to clean the slide heel of my bowling shoes other than using a steel brush?  What works best for you?
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DukeHarding

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Re: Cleaning/maintaining slide heels
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 03:36:17 PM »
acetone works well, removing dirt and gunk.
Fine sandpaper works well.
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Re: Cleaning/maintaining slide heels
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 04:30:21 PM »
Alcohol (or acetone, if needs be) works well on rubber-type heels. The wire brush works well on leather-type soles. When leather-type heels, like soles are too worn to function, you need a new one.
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roystriker

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Re: Cleaning/maintaining slide heels
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007, 07:20:49 PM »
Thanks for your replies guys.
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Re: Cleaning/maintaining slide heels
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007, 11:24:18 PM »
I use alcohol to get the junk off the heel (the rubber ones) and then wipe a thin layer of vegetable oil on it, leave it for 2 min or so, then wipe the oil off. then I rub a small amount of baby powder into the heel. After doing this it's like brand new. I use a Dexter H5 (blue) most of the time, not sure if this works on the H1 (red) one since the H5 is slicker.

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