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charlee323

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particle cleaning
« on: August 02, 2003, 07:55:16 PM »
I am purchasing a vertex spinner and I was wondering what would be the best way to maintain particle equipment.  I have a trauma recovery and my wife has a WOW solid both are in box condition.  Basically we both start tracking our equipment in the 50 game area, no matter where we have bowled and I am tired of paying $25 - $30 for resurfacing.  This is the first year we are trying particle, so I am assuming they will need to be taken care of differently.  Any help would greatly appreciated.   thank  John

 

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Re: particle cleaning
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2003, 11:33:07 AM »
Start with a thorough cleaning (Track's Clean and Dull or Neo-Tac's Hook-It) and, then a treatment with Doc's Elixir. Get a Micro-fiber towel and wipe the oil off after every toss. Clean the surface after every league session. Re-treat with the Elixir after every 25+ games or so. When ball's track get so that it is rolling too early, re-surface according to the manufacturer's process.
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Re: particle cleaning
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2003, 11:55:30 AM »
Started with Docs elixer as soon as drilled.
where do you get manufacturer's info. on resurfacing?

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Re: particle cleaning
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2003, 12:16:56 PM »
charlest is right on. Track Clean n Dull, or neo tac Hook-it will clean it deep enough. I had a Recovery and followed Track's instructions on the clean n dull bottle. I used a green scotchbrite pad (600grit) and put some clean n dull on it and went over the entire ball. Worked great. That should work very well on the WOW as well.

To resurface, I prefer scotchbrite pads----the ideal thing to do is start with 400 grit (burgandy scotchbrite) go over the entire ball, then go to 600 (green pad). Once you have gone over the entire ball with green pad that is good condition---follow it up with a well worn green pad. This will smooth the surface out and put it very close to box condition.

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charlee323

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Re: particle cleaning
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2003, 12:31:46 PM »
That is very close to what I was thinking, except that part about a well worn green pad; I hadn't thought about that.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: particle cleaning
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2003, 08:57:45 PM »
quote:
where do you get manufacturer's info. on resurfacing?



Some are available on each manufacturer's website. Some you have to email the manufacturer to find. Also a number of people have found out about some balls and posted here. YOu may do some browsing of old posts by setting your preferences to 60, 120 days or longer and then browsing the Coverstock Perp forum or the individual manufacturer's forum.

Sadly, the search function does not seem to be enabled.

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Re: particle cleaning
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2003, 09:55:25 PM »
thanks for all the help.