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suhoney24

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Polish on polish... Or something else??
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:24:58 AM »
Need help/info please.... I bought a soniq that has turned out to be way to much for both houses I bowl in. So my question is could I put another coat of polish on top of the already factory shine or would I be better taking it to like 4000 and then shine? Really don't want to give up on this ball as when I was able to throw it it's amazing

 

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Re: Polish on polish... Or something else??
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 11:46:05 AM »
if the ball comes from the factory of 500/ Polish, do 1000/Polish or 2000/Polish

suhoney24

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Re: Polish on polish... Or something else??
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 12:11:25 PM »
Storm site says 1500 polish

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Re: Polish on polish... Or something else??
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 12:53:23 PM »
if you want it to go longer try 2000 plus polish, but you need a ball spinner to apply polish correctly.

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Re: Polish on polish... Or something else??
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 01:28:33 PM »
Need help/info please.... I bought a soniq that has turned out to be way to much for both houses I bowl in. So my question is could I put another coat of polish on top of the already factory shine or would I be better taking it to like 4000 and then shine? Really don't want to give up on this ball as when I was able to throw it it's amazing
Too much off friction, or ...? Light 2 or 3000 would tame the response time.
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Re: Polish on polish... Or something else??
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 01:33:16 PM »
Finer grit under the polish or polish on top of polish will only make it go longer and snap harder at the back and make it more susceptible to carrydown or spotty conditions.

Sanding it to 3000/4000 will usually give you slightly less length, slightly smoother backend and more control. Under normal circumstances, 4000 grit dull is equivalent to 1500 grit polished in oil handling.

Sanding it to 2000 grit or lower will add more control with even earlier hook and still smoother backend (on the same oil amount and pattern) BUT will increase the amount of hook and WILL REQUIRE more oil.

An alternative is to use a slip agent polish. Slip agent contain chemicals to help clog the pores or resin balls, reducing oil absorption and reducing the amount of hook, increasing length and REDUCING backend. (The rate of oil absorption is one of the major factors that influence the strength of hook for resin balls; so clogging the pores reduces hook.)
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Re: Polish on polish... Or something else??
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 03:52:00 PM »
Need help/info please.... I bought a soniq that has turned out to be way to much for both houses I bowl in. So my question is could I put another coat of polish on top of the already factory shine or would I be better taking it to like 4000 and then shine? Really don't want to give up on this ball as when I was able to throw it it's amazing
Too much off friction, or ...? Light 2 or 3000 would tame the response time.
as in I can't seem to get it to the break point... It just goes left before It even gets to the pins... Looking for more length I guess... Just need a little extra