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Columbia's CPR "system"
« on: November 19, 2005, 10:48:01 PM »
I'd say it works.

Here what I did:

I resurfaced my friend's Adrenaline (and his Messenger Ti), Because he has never touched them since he bought them brand new. I suspect he has upwards of 1000 games on each of them. I did the same procedure on both of them, with the final surface finishing process being specific to each ball.

For the Ebonite Adrenaline purposes, this is what I did:
- sanded it with 220 grit to get rid of most scrtaches (I will not remove all, as that removes too much coverstock and is not essential to ball reaction.)
- treated the dull surface with Track's Clean and Dull, according to dirrections.
- Leaving the ball at 220 grit, I used Columbia's CPR: a polymer, placing the ball in the supplied plastic bag, I coated it lightly with the polymer, just to cover the surface, about 1/2 of the bottle. I left in the bag for about 24 hours. (Instructions say 2 hours)
- Cleaned the ball thoroughly with Neo-Tac's Nitro.
- brought the sanded level up to 800 grit, in stages.
- Polished it with Storm's Xtra-Shine, the equivalent to Ebonite's Factory Finish polish which I didn't have in stock. (I asked Ebo about their Factory Finish polish and I decided these were equivalent.)
- Took the surface to 1200 grit using Ebonite's Matte Finish (great stuff), following the directions.

My friend, Rob, used it the next Tuesday in our league and I would say his carry power is back, BIG TIME! The ball hits like it was new. Pins were moving for him like they haven't, all year long, up to now. The ball grabs the lane slightly earlier, as it should. (FYI I got a large coke for doing each of his balls. No, I didn't tell him what it cost in terms of time or money.)

FYI, for whatever it's worth, the results were similar for the Messenger.  

Since I never let my (bowling) balls get to the point where his were; so treating and testing CPR using any of mine will not show good or bad results.

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Re: Columbia's CPR "system"
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2005, 06:59:47 AM »
Great results from a good product ! Thanks for the test results.
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Re: Columbia's CPR "system"
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2005, 07:02:58 AM »
Thanks for the info. With your endorsement I would not hesitate to use this procedure. Thanks!
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Re: Columbia's CPR "system"
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 10:39:59 AM »
I gave the CPR stuff a try this summer and was VERY impressed with it.  I put the powder all over my Phenom Unleashed in the bag they provide, and then put the bag/ball in a black trash bag and set it out in the 80-85 degree sun for 4 hours, rotating the ball every 1/2 hour.  This worked extremely well for me.  The surface feel of the ball was the best I have seen it, and the ball reaction on the lanes was like new again, and has continued to work well since, with just a little Clean & Dull cleaning after league nights.  BTW, contrary to what the instructions say, I re-used the same CPR powder doing the same method that same day on my Depth Charge, with pretty much the same results.  I'm convinced, and will buy more when ball performance warrants it.

Edited on 11/21/2005 11:30 AM