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Finness-It ,opinions please.
« on: June 16, 2003, 07:46:54 PM »
Hi a friend of mine has a Haus unit and does most of the resurfacing for the bowlers in my area (Shropshire UK)
We were talking about polishes and I asked him what he uses and he said usually black magic, but its expensive as he can only get the small bottles and he gets through quite a bit.
He said he'd tried to get the quart size, but as we live in the UK they are almost non existant and to ship them from the USA would not make it worth his while.
I told him that a lot of you bowlers swear by Finness-IT from 3M and he could get that in large containers so making it cost effective.
He was a little worried as it is an automotive polish and didnt want to take a chance on it in case it was damaging to the ball or lanes.
I thought Id do this post so that you could point him and me in the right direction.
Would you be so kind as to state what you think are the pluses and minuses of the product and any other ideas as to solutions to this query.
Thanks in advance for your time and expertise.
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Re: Finness-It ,opinions please.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2003, 11:03:31 AM »
Thanks Mongo, I though it was a product that did not fill the pores, as I know quite a few poeple on this board use it and swear by it.
I know 10 in the Pit has used it but I cant remember what for.
Im glad I asked you all first!
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Edited on 6/17/2003 11:34 AM
Happy go lucky bowler from the UK.
Specs. 430rpm,18mph off hand. 11-12deg Tilt, 50-60 deg Rotation. PAP 5 1/4 by 3/4 up.
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Re: Finness-It ,opinions please.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2003, 04:46:35 PM »
Finesse it is great for reactive resin coverstocks. In fact back when Columbia first put out the Pirhana and all the way until they released the Surge there was actually a writing on the drill sheet that said "Buff with Finesse It". So it is definately safe. I have used it for years. It does tend to make particle covers react more like a reactive. I makes the ball grab the dry, and squirt until it finds it.

Many pro shops around here still use it because it pretty much does the same thing as Black Magic.
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Re: Finness-It ,opinions please.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2003, 01:42:04 AM »
On the part about filling in the pores, I really can't say for sure on that.  But I have used it with good success on reactive resin equipment and polyester equipment in the past.  In fact, I've seen Pro Shops take a ball that was wet-sanded to about 1000 grit, and then went straight to the Finesse-It II, and the ball took on a nice shine to it.  I'm thinking that it actually runs about 3000 grit or so.  Finesse-It II is actually designed to be a clearcoat paint scratch remover for automotive finishes.

As for killing the reaction on the ball, I really can't say for sure there.  I noticed that it left a really tacky surface on my old Blue Piranha/C (back when I used reactive equipment), but I haven't used the Finesse-It II recently.

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Re: Finness-It ,opinions please.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2003, 09:06:00 AM »
Thank you all for your opinions.
They are very helpful. I will take a copy of this post and show it to my friend.
I was also told by another friend that he thinks the pro shop that he used to use uses Finess-it for a lot of their resurfaces.
My friend can get an idea of if it will be of benifit to him.
Thanks all of you once again.
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Happy go lucky bowler from the UK.
Specs. 430rpm,18mph off hand. 11-12deg Tilt, 50-60 deg Rotation. PAP 5 1/4 by 3/4 up.
                   R.I.P.
Mo Pinel. The Guru.
Larry Matthews “The Bowling Professor”
Sawbones.
Thong Princess.
Thanks for the FUN times.