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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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MaidenheadBandit

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2007, 07:22:35 AM »
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dizzyfugu

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2007, 07:38:32 AM »
Just chiming in again. Sure, pro shops have to market their services, and the Rejuvenator surely is a device that's good and specifically developed for the job.

But I am with maidenheadbandit (even though I do not have a pro shop with a Rejuvenator close by, at least as far as I know) - it is costly and time consuming. You can do the bucket at home, it is a safe and very effective method, and regarding the costs more or less free if you have a civilized household.

Besides, for many players, such a treatment comes as a luxury. I guess that a lot of people out there even do not know that their balls absorb oil and that this affects performance and longevity iof their equipment. I wouldn't consider frequent visitors of this board to be that unaware, and with a ball arsenal around, cutting costs is an important issue. Bowling itself is expensive enough, the UK even worse than continental Europe.
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dizzyfugu

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2007, 07:56:02 AM »
A porous ball will soak water. I know that a friend who works in a local pro shop made an oil extraction via bucket with an EPX-T1, and he weighed the ball just before the bucket, thereafter, and again after he put the ball in a mildly warm oven. He found that the ball had soaked up almost 3 ounces of oil, which was effectively replaced by the water after the bucket and which finally vaporized in the oven.

This is a very porous ball and probably the most extreme case you might find. But the water will sooner or later disappear (the conditioenr will last), while you get a NIB-like surface.

Unless the water temperature is too high, no risk to core, filler or cover should exist. Just do not to the ball what you cannot stand with bare hands, and avoid harsh temperature changes. Give the ball time to heat up and cool down.
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MaidenheadBandit

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2007, 07:58:56 AM »
Dizzy cheers for the back up.

I do 2 balls a week on rotation, that equals 5 week intervall per ball about 30 games per ball give or take based on lane conditions.

Droopy, water evaporates from the ball very quickly, so absorbsion is not a problem, normally I leave the ball in the airing cupboard for a day to make sure all the water has gone, if I havn't got time hairdryer on low heat..

Results are impressive both ways, dishwasher or sink/bucket, just do not use a too high temp 30-50deg should be OK
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luvtobowl2

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Re: Looking to hot water soak bowling balls
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2007, 11:16:50 AM »
MaidenheadBandit;

I'm assuming that the 30-50 degrees you are referring to are Celsius reads.  Can you convert to F for me?  Thanks!!!
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