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timisu87

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Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« on: June 19, 2007, 02:45:34 AM »
What are the instructions for giving a ball a hot water soak?  I heard this really works as my balls have about 50 games on them.  I want to bring back the reaction on the Total Inferno, Black Widow, and BVP Rampage.
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 10:53:02 AM »
Remember to only use hot tap water and not boiling water. I soak mine for no more than 15-20 minutes max.
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 11:13:47 AM »
how much reaction did the ball loose in 50 games
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 03:53:13 PM »
directions as follows:

1- get bucket

2- fill half way with hot tap water

3- put ball in bucket

4- wait till water gets room temp


.... i know, its a difficult process but im sure you could handle it
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 04:57:29 PM »
Thats just an estimate, i've used the balls for 2 leagues so far.  So probably more than 50.  I was not aware it was so easy.  I thought I had to add simple green to the water.  I enjoy the sarcasm though .  The reaction has dulled down a bit and its something I thought would help it recover a bit more.  
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 07:22:58 PM »
I still vote on putting them on the dishwasher.  Once again:

 
  • Put only the ball in the dishwasher

  • Deactivate any and all high-temp wash and dry cycles

  • Use the normal amount of detergent, preferably liquid form


You can dry it off with a paper towel when you're done, and it'll feel like a basketball!
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007, 09:16:40 PM »
I put the ball in a bucket and add hot tap water with some Dawn.  Let it soak for about 10 minutes and take the ball out and wipe it off.  Repeat as necessary using fresh hot water.  

Dishwasher method is good too but I havent used it.


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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 09:34:29 PM »
since this is a brunswick forum why not use the method they recommend to extract oil from bowling balls ? having the oil removed with a revivor or rejuvenator will make your ball like new.

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007, 03:30:54 AM »
Follow the link to see what Morich recommends:

http://www.morichbowling.com/Products/Cleaning.htm

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007, 04:46:59 AM »
quote:
since this is a brunswick forum why not use the method they recommend to extract oil from bowling balls ? having the oil removed with a revivor or rejuvenator will make your ball like new.


Because it costs a fee... And the DIY experience, you cannot beat that It's like barbeque!
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2007, 04:58:44 AM »
I put a Black Cherry Bomb in the dishwasher last night.(300 plus games on it)
35deg, 1/4hour timer, degreasing tablet, drying cycle off. Dried with a cloth.
Cost about 50p

It came out perfect good as new.

Better than spending 25 to 40 at the pro shop in their cooker (rejuvinator), plus travelling and them trying to get you to buy another ball because rejuvenating is costly and after 4 or 5 times you could have bought one.
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2007, 05:54:52 AM »
dizzyfugu, "because it costs a fee" ?  well, having your ball scuffed or polished also costs a fee. having your ball drilled has a fee. buying a bottle of polish has a fee. these fees are all expected when you buy a bowling ball and plan on getting the most performance out of them.

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 06:10:22 AM »
Greg,

DIY at home if you have spinner/dishwasher/sink/gods sun
10 balls in arsenal = 100/year

At pro shop = 6-700/year
10 balls x2 rejuvination per year = 4-500
10 balls x2 resurface/touch up per year = 1-150.

I use 10 balls in my arsenal, figures would be proportional on a smaller arsenal.

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2007, 06:30:15 AM »
fill up a bucket water about 65 percent and mix it with some dish soap set in the hot water overnight for it will get rid of the oil, then if you want get some of the sandpaper pads and do the resurface yourself. starting 100 grit to the factory finish or whatever you desire.
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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2007, 06:59:05 AM »
maidenheadbandit, most of us in the united states are not familiar with money measured in british pounds. despite the cost, this is what brunswick recommends. many people will waste much more money on cigarettes, gambling, alcohol, etc.