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NY Mike

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OBO Polish = Excessive Skid
« on: November 13, 2020, 09:30:13 AM »
Have a ball with factory finish which is skidding through the break point. Oil patterns and lane conditions are not a contributing factors as experimented in several different centers with same results.   I have tried breaking the cover with game play but now need to escalate the process.

Ball - Pearl - Asym. - 3000 underlying grit.   Tools- Abralon Pads - 3000(new), 2000 (used),  1500 (good) and green scotch bright.

Question, what is the best way to knock the shine off a ball, do you go with same grit as underlying cover or something a little more aggressive.  It is a given that pressure should be light not to effect the cover.   Appreciate all help and suggestions.

 

Bowler19525

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Re: OBO Polish = Excessive Skid
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 11:01:06 AM »
green scotch brite is said to be about 600 grit.  I wouldn't use that.

Based on what you have available, I would go very light with the 3000 abralon to knock down some of the OOB polish.  Since it is a new pad, it should make quick work of the polish.  Plus, like you said, it matches the underlying grit.  You should see it read earlier but still maintain the overall shape/motion.

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Re: OBO Polish = Excessive Skid
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 02:35:27 PM »
Green scotch brite is about P1100 if comparing to the same scale that abralon is rated at (the 600 is from the ANSI scale).  Still too rough, but just wanted to point that out for future reference.   
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Brandon Riley

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Re: OBO Polish = Excessive Skid
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 03:05:11 PM »
Not a fan of the high gloss polish put on most pearl balls nowadays - it is great for shelf appeal but not often functional.  I agree with the 3k pad.  If that is too extreme, then hit it with a 4k or add just a tiny squirt of polish to get the desired reaction.
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Re: OBO Polish = Excessive Skid
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 08:50:50 PM »

I rarely use polishes with their slip agents.  I prefer to take a ball to 500 or 1000 then use one of the great compounds (Crown compound or Storm #2 get lots of use) for some length but a better read of the friction. 

Also, now we have access to some very good abrasives around 5000 grit that work great with water and higher speed on the spinner.  Each step you add, for example 500, 1000, 2000, 4000, 5000 will add length on the lanes as opposed to 500 and skipping directly to 2000.

Don't be afraid to experiment.  Only you can see your ball motion and what you're trying to create.  If you go too far one direction, you can change and learn. 

As a general rule don't be afraid of adding surface unless you roll it slowly.  No ball ever made will hook in any volume of oil.  Every ball needs to find some friction before it can change direction.  Best of luck as you move forward.

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Re: OBO Polish = Excessive Skid
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2021, 05:40:44 AM »
About Scotch Brite : Don't rely on what the theoretical grit is on those. Check out my tests with a laser scanner on the "Bowling XP!" Youtube channel, to see what they really do.

In case you are interested, also check my video on "cracking the shine".

For video bowling experiments check the "Bowling XP!" Youtube channel.