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Brickguy221

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How much Elixir is enough?
« on: April 15, 2003, 08:23:05 PM »
The direction say: "Apply solution with a clean dry rag in a circular motion. Let solution soak in and wipe dry after 20 minutes. Wait one hr. before using. Repeat when necessary."

It doesn't matter what ball I put it on and I put it on very generously, there is none to wipe off after 2 minutes, let alone 20 minutes. For example, I had my AMF Angle Evolution "Extra" refinished and sanded to 800 by the Pro Shop the other day plus had them also polish it. I took the ball home and put a coat of Elixir on it. Within two minutes the ball had completely soaked it all up. I waited 20 minutes per the directions (of coarse there was none to wipe off) and applied a second coat. Two minutes later, ball completely dry. Waited another 20 minutes and etc. etc. untill I had 4 coats on it. The next day I added a 5th coat and still same results. I think I could have used the whole bottle of Elixir on it and the ball would still have drank more. So....to sum it up, why did the ball continue to drink all I would give it? If the ball continued to "gulp" the Elixir, then it would appear that it isn't sealing the ball off to keep it from "gulping" oil also.

Can this Elixir really be working and doing what it is supposed to do?
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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2003, 05:32:27 PM »
Doc, believe it or not, I was reading your mind!  I had overlooked where you mentioned trying the oil drop test in the track......when I saw your echo post, I went back and reread your earlier reply, and right in front of me was the phrase "in the track".

Evidently we must think alike!  In fact, that is the first time I have seen you mention to test in the track, although I have seen you mention the oil drop test on numerous occasions.  Or, my old age and senility is starting to show.....I've almost caught up with Sawbones in the number of years that I've been stealing oxygen from the atmosphere .

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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2003, 04:19:24 AM »
I bowl over in the UK and very few if any have ever heard of the product.
When its league time we bowl and my ball is always dry no oil at all on the surface.
All of the, others you can feel the oil on them after a game or so. Its like they have another problem that I never even have to think about.
I only ever put 2 coats on with my little spray bottle and rub it in with my finger. I used to worry wether I had enough on, but you can tell as soon as you bowl the first time.
Another thing I find is after about 20 games with a dull surface you can tell that you need a re-do because the surface seems to take on a polished effect.
So its on the spinner and a little scotchbrite and 2 coats of the elixer and away you go again.
By the way I use a Shock Trauma, which Ive been told is very prone to the dying act. Well Ive got almost 200 games on it and it still seems to be as good as it was when I started using it.
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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2003, 07:12:18 AM »
here's a bowler from HongKong just received the elixir today.

until now., are there any coverstock doesn't work with elixir?

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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2003, 07:36:06 AM »
The elixir doesnt work very good on plastic coverstocks, for the simple reason that plastic does not absorb very much oil in the first place.  Therefore using Docs elixir on it is a waste of time, and product.  Good luck
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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2003, 07:47:09 AM »
Chun914 - Good to hear you just received the Elixir.  What was previously stated plastic is about the only thing the Elixir isn't good for.

Are you a 914 owner?  Just curious as I see the 914 in your name.
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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2003, 08:14:01 AM »
doc- 914 is my birthday....and...i don't know what's your '914' mean..~!?

i've only two bottles right now, afraid it will used up so soon. it takes a long time to ship from US to HK.... >.<

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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2003, 09:54:36 AM »
Chun - Porsche 914 is what I meant.

When you get down to half a bottle message me and then let me get the order ready and then send the money.  It should only take a couple weeks to get there.


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chun914

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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2003, 07:37:27 AM »
doc, have you tested on the TEC2 and AZO's reactive coverstock?

1 more stupid question..
for 1 coat ? do it half by half  or   just rub it over all the ball then let it dry on a ball cup ?
i'm confusing how to get one coat evenly on the ball....

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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2003, 08:34:07 AM »
Chun914 - We have tested the Elixir on both coverstocks.  You can just rub the Elixir on the ball and then place it in a ball cup to dry or just rest the ball on a hard surface over the thumb hole.
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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2003, 09:19:52 AM »
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Chun914 - We have tested the Elixir on both coverstocks.  You can just rub the Elixir on the ball and then place it in a ball cup to dry or just rest the ball on a hard surface over the thumb hole.
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Suggestion:
If you rest the ball in/on a ball cup, place a paper towel on the cup, then place the ball, holes down on the paper towel. Then apply the Elixir. When I did not use the paper towel and I accidentally applied a little too much Elixir, the Elixir flowed to the rim of the cup and left an un-removable whitish ring where the rim met the ball's surface. It could only be removed by sanding. The towel, which can be used to wipe off the dry normal residue, prevented that unsightly (and worrisome) ring. It probably did no actual harm.
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Re: How much Elixir is enough?
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2003, 08:04:24 AM »
Kind of off the topic but when I heard the ball cup leaving a ring it reminded me of my experience with a buzzsaw XXXL. Bought the ball new and then left it on a ball cup (like the pro shops use) for about a month. When I went to get it I noticed the ball cup had left an indentation on the ball! After it being off the cup now and, drilled (off cup a week now) it STILL has the ring left by the cup.....

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