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NY Mike

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Polish recommendation/suggestions
« on: March 02, 2023, 02:16:15 PM »
Polish recommendations, looking to polish the original REALITY and touch up the ZEN.

Any recommendations for polish to use and method.   All will be applied by hand.

 

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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2023, 02:40:52 PM »
The only hand applied polish is made by CTD. I tried it, didn't work for me

Just take an old 4000 pad and use it wet

Edit: did some more searching out of curiosity and this came up and says it can be applied by hand. https://www.neotac.com/bowling-products/glide-bowling-ball-polish/
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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2023, 06:06:14 PM »
I been using whats left of Bean's Secret Sauce on Hyped Solid by hand



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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2023, 09:17:11 AM »
You're not going to get a glossy/mirror-like finish by hand, no matter what you use. You CAN still get a sheen/light shine finish though. I have had success with the CTD hand polish. I use their polishing pad as well. If I want a super shine (rare), I go to my PSO.

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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2023, 09:27:21 AM »
You're not going to get a glossy/mirror-like finish by hand, no matter what you use. You CAN still get a sheen/light shine finish though. I have had success with the CTD hand polish. I use their polishing pad as well. If I want a super shine (rare), I go to my PSO.

CTD actually just released a new polish that takes the surface to 6500 whereas their original polish took the surface to 5500.  The 6500 level is pretty shiny.
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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2023, 09:32:08 AM »
Secret sauce.

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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2023, 03:14:21 PM »
You're not going to get a glossy/mirror-like finish by hand, no matter what you use. You CAN still get a sheen/light shine finish though. I have had success with the CTD hand polish. I use their polishing pad as well. If I want a super shine (rare), I go to my PSO.

CTD actually just released a new polish that takes the surface to 6500 whereas their original polish took the surface to 5500.  The 6500 level is pretty shiny.

6500? Man, that would be slick as snot on ice.
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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2023, 03:32:35 PM »
Agree, 5500-6500 is pretty for a show piece, shelf appeal.

I am looking to prevent early hook and get a little length out of an aggressive solid (REALTY) and keep cover of the Zen in good form.

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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2023, 07:27:24 PM »
You're not going to get a glossy/mirror-like finish by hand, no matter what you use. You CAN still get a sheen/light shine finish though. I have had success with the CTD hand polish. I use their polishing pad as well. If I want a super shine (rare), I go to my PSO.

CTD actually just released a new polish that takes the surface to 6500 whereas their original polish took the surface to 5500.  The 6500 level is pretty shiny.

6500? Man, that would be slick as snot on ice.

Believe it or not CTD just released a video on their YT channel using that polish on a Fate and it had a more consistent backend than the OOB Reacta Gloss finish.  I believe they sanded the Fate with 2000 and then added the 6500 grit polish and the surface scanner showed 5000.  So I would think taking the ball to 4000 first would come closer to 6500.
PLUS.....the CTD polish absorbed oil at a much faster rate than the RG meaning it isnt clogging the pores much at all.  The video might be worth the watch.
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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2023, 09:11:55 AM »
You're not going to get a glossy/mirror-like finish by hand, no matter what you use. You CAN still get a sheen/light shine finish though. I have had success with the CTD hand polish. I use their polishing pad as well. If I want a super shine (rare), I go to my PSO.

CTD actually just released a new polish that takes the surface to 6500 whereas their original polish took the surface to 5500.  The 6500 level is pretty shiny.

Yeah I saw that video after posting. I still don't think you're ever going to get a glossy finish by hand unless you're Superman.

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Re: Polish recommendation/suggestions
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2023, 11:05:01 AM »
Lane1 Secret Sauce and Vise Slip Agent have both given me very glossy finishes when applied by hand with a microfiber polishing pad.  It takes some real pressure and elbow grease, but.the.results were more than acceptable..

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The Vise Slip Agent is reportedly 8000 grit:
https://www.bowlerx.com/vise-bowling-ball-slip-agent-8oz-viseslip8/

A spinner definitely makes things so much easier and faster, but there are products that will provide similar results when applied by hand.  I don't change surface frequently enough to justify the expense of a spinner.  I've noticed that water based polishes work way better when hand applied as opposed to the petroleum/synthetic based polishes.