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RSalas

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3M Rubbing Compounds
« on: May 06, 2003, 07:33:37 AM »
Anyone out there have any experience with using the 3M automotive rubbing compounds for ball resurfacing purposes?  If so, do they work as well as the bowling-specific abrasive polishes?
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Re: 3M Rubbing Compounds
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2003, 12:22:58 PM »
I have a Columbia Wicked B/R/T, which out of the box is finished in a 600 grit cross-hatch with a compound finish.  After talking to Columbia tech support, the "compound finish" they use is actually 3M rubbing compound, the pink automotive type.  No experience with using it yet, but should be giving it a try in the near future since my Wicked is getting tracked out.

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Re: 3M Rubbing Compounds
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2003, 12:44:21 PM »
When you use a rubbing compound, be sure there is no silicone in the compound.  The silicone kills the reaction of the ball.

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Re: 3M Rubbing Compounds
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2003, 08:38:47 AM »
Thanks for the responses.  To the best of my knowledge, the 3M compounds do not use silicone.  Given that they're easier to find around here than the bowling-specific products, I think I'll give the 3M stuff a try.
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Re: 3M Rubbing Compounds
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2003, 09:15:23 AM »

Why would anyone have silicone in a rubbing coumpound??

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Re: 3M Rubbing Compounds
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2003, 01:33:47 PM »
The 3m stuff works pretty good. Having diff. compounds for polishing cars after paint work I've tried a few. The "finesse it" works good but I preferred the "perfect it" line. The problem with these newer 3m products, on cars anyways, is that they worked better with a foam waffle pad compared to wool pads. I have actually used my buffer at 2000 RPM on a ball. No easy task. There is also a 3M heavy duty compound used for cutting oxidation. this is great for using like liquid sand or for polishing 600(if you were to do that)



Because of the cost I lookd into other types of products. I bought this assortment from a guy on E-bay. It came with five one quart bottles. 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000. 25.00 for all. It seems to work pretty good. I have the vertex spinner and because it is not as fast, the polish seems to need to be "degreed" or started lower than the finishing grit and then built up. If I had a faster spinner I dont think it would be a problem. Havent tried it with a buffer though.  I have his contact info to get more if you want it.
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