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_Stroker_Walter_

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Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« on: January 18, 2006, 08:35:52 AM »
I've already bowled six games on my Original Inferno and have some decent sized track marks on it already. I bowl on wood lanes as syntetics are hard to find in my area. I'm just tired of my new equipment getting tracked out and dinged up. I have a ball spinner, but don't want to have to resurface balls all the time.

Anyone know how to get the OI back into factory condition in case I do have to resurface it? Help is very welcome.
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 04:44:49 PM »
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Anyone know how to get the OI back into factory condition in case I do have to resurface it? Help is very welcome.


I do it by taking it down to 400 smooth, and then applying one coat of the Brunswick High Gloss Factory Finish polish.
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 05:04:21 PM »
haha i bowl on wood lanes as well and my tsunami didnt have a mark on it, i bowed on wood, and its all dirty and after about 3 games it had a nice track line on it
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 06:24:35 PM »
Weird, i have never had that problem with my OI. I have bowled on wood lanes before and all i do is wipe it off with my towel after every shot. No problems. I agree with BracketCreep, that is what the sheet that comes with the Ball suggests.
Hope it works.
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 06:48:56 PM »
Guys,

  A lot ( and I mean a LOT) depends on the condition of the lanes themselves. If they are wood and haven't been maintained or re-surfaced in a while, they can get pretty bad and track up almost every ball you own.

  There is very little that can be done about it except find a new place to bowl that has synthetics, or at least takes better care of the wood ones they have.


P.S. I have an O.I. that I bought used. It had about 50 games on it when I got it( synthetics ) and I have put another 50 on it ( also synthetics ) and you can hardly tell it's been thrown. I have only cleaned and polished it once since I've had it, so 6 games is rather quick for it to start tracking up like that.
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006, 08:39:39 PM »
I just brought my OI to a synthetic lane house and the ball was great there. I'm not used to synthetics, but the OI had a different move to it than it did at the wood house which I have leagues at. Cleaner through the heads with a nice predictable backend.  The synthetic house that I just came back from has new brunswick synthetic lanes in there. I really wish my current house would switch over, but I know it is major $$$ for that.
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2006, 09:39:17 PM »
A place I bowl at is wooden lanes and will be changing to synthetics shortly. 24 lane house, about $100,000 to convert over.
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006, 12:39:23 AM »
Quit bowling in the parking lot.

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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006, 12:42:42 AM »
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Quit bowling in the parking lot.  


Hey I do my best bowling in the parking lot!  
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Re: Track marks on OI after six games? WTF?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006, 05:35:38 AM »
It really depends on the lanes. In one of my houses, a neat Brunswick AnvilLane is alid down, very nice and well-tended. BUT never, ever make a shot into the gutter, especially in a flat angle. The rim between the lane and the gutter is so coarse that it rips around the ball, marring it with 2-3mm wide track that looks like a rasp track! Luckily, this is not deep and disappears quickly.
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