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cooksey

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Oil dry & kitty litter
« on: July 25, 2003, 09:22:31 PM »
Hello all,
        The big topic seems to be ebonites new cleaning system. What I would like to know is there anything that already does this. I have always used the hot water and dawn method which according to ebonite is bad for a ba.. I have seen bits and pieces of people saying they use oil dry or kitty litter. Does anyone still do this and if so how does it work? Just looking for other ideas or things to try. Any input is appreciated.

Thanks, cooksey
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Rock77

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Re: Oil dry & kitty litter
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2003, 12:24:19 PM »
This may be a silly question but what exactly do you do with kitty litter??
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Re: Oil dry & kitty litter
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2003, 09:41:25 PM »
I do know someone who has used the kitty litter and they think it is great. They pour some kitty litter in a bucket, place the ball in the bucket, then cover the ball with more kitty litter. I know that the kitty litter is absorbent that is why they use it to absorb the odor of cat sh*t. I do not how well it absorbs oil. nor do I know what kind of affect it will have on the ball otherwise. I know it changed the color slightly. My friend said that went away after cleaning the ball with alcohol. that is what my friend does not me. He swears by it. The ball was the Freak Out.
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Re: Oil dry & kitty litter
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2003, 09:42:49 PM »
One more thing, They leave it covered with kitty litter for 24 hours. Why? I have no idea.
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Re: Oil dry & kitty litter
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2003, 03:37:57 AM »
I've used Oil-Dry before, packing the ball in a bucket of Oil-Dry and then leaving it out in the hot sun during a summer afternoon.  I had better luck when I heated the Oil-Dry than just using it at room temperature.  Of course, the improvement was only temporary.

Lately, I've become a firm believer in Doc's Elixer.  It is much easier to keep the oil out of the ball in the first place than it is to extract the oil out at a later date.  I'm currently using a Trauma Response that has well over 500 games on it, and it is still going strong.  I occasionally rescuff the coverstock, reapply the Elixer after any rescuffing and about every 25-30 games, and keep on truckin' with it.  The Elixer has given me better results than anything else, but of course you have to do some periodic coverstock maintenance on the ball too.