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ambi1

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Longevity of matte finish
« on: May 27, 2003, 12:44:27 PM »
Can anyone help me here.  when I got my pantera, the box finish was 1200.  It lasted for about 8 months before I had to dull it.  But currently, my 1200 grit finishes last only about a month or roughly about 120 games.

Prep is 800 grit wet sanded, then finished with 1200 grit.

Is there a solution or do I have to live with my ball getting smaller?
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CoachJim

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Re: Longevity of matte finish
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2003, 05:52:50 AM »
That is why they make new bowling balls. All good things come to an end except for tubes of toothpaste, it always seems like you can just squeeze out more from an empty tube.

jensm

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Re: Longevity of matte finish
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2003, 09:52:12 AM »
ambi1,

You could try the Ebonite Powerhouse Matte Finish Model #144 which restores factory reaction for 1200 grit and 15 micron sanded bowling balls. Extends reaction.

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da Shiv

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Re: Longevity of matte finish
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2003, 11:05:43 AM »
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do I have to live with my ball getting smaller?  


You'd be surprised how much you can sand a bowling ball before you even notice that the label etchings are getting shallower.  I wouldn't worry about the ball getting too small--especially with the infrequency that you sand it.

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ambi1

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Re: Longevity of matte finish
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2003, 02:34:44 PM »
Thanks.

Coachjim - how true

Jesm - have you done it?  If so, how long did it last.  I usually bowl on synthetic lanes.  Very seldom on wood.

Shiv - that is good news

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Re: Longevity of matte finish
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2003, 12:43:18 AM »
I agree with da Shiv.....considering that you are using relatively fine grits for your work, the coverstock erosion rate from your resurfacing should be fairly minimal.  Now if you start dropping down into the 120 to 220 grit range, then the coverstock will start to erode away quicker, but dealing with only 800 and 1200 grit shouldn't present much of a wear problem.

The starting diameter of a bowling ball is some 8.595".  Somewhere I recall reading that the minimum acceptable diameter is 8.500", so you can cut some 0.047" into the coverstock (doubling that measurement for an actual diameter) before the ball is at minimum specs.

Edited on 6/4/2003 0:51 AM