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C-G ProShop-Carl

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Track Clean n Dull
« on: June 13, 2003, 11:11:06 PM »
I have read a few posts throughout this website about Track Clean n Dull taking the shine off of bowling balls. Has anyone else had this happen?

I have been using Clean n Dull since November, occasionally using Neo Tac's hook it. I have never had Clean n Dull take the shine off of any of the balls I have used it on. I have however had The Hook it take the shine off of the ball.

Any comments?
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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2003, 03:07:21 PM »
I've used Clean & Dull for about a couple of months, and my Danger Zone does not like it.  C&D started dulling the DZ from the first time I have used it, and the ball has lost some of its power (at least with the way I throw).  It iss a really good cleaner and it has gotten a lot of stuff off of my DZ and Teal Rhino, but it has also dulled them up more and more.  I am going to get another bottle of Neo Tac Renew-It and use that after the C&D to bring the shine back.
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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2003, 01:05:27 AM »
Moondays, you need to update your signature to "36 frames".  Think positive about going off the sheet in the 10th frame of each game, which includes the 11th and 12th frames.

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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2003, 01:38:58 AM »
Excal,

Like all good things, a little too much of a good thing is TOO MUCH. You have to use a lot more Clean & Dull on a ball and spin it a lot to get it to dull balls, but it eventally will. That's why I usually prefer it to Hook-It, which just smells and feels like Toxic Waste to me.

If you use C & D judiciously, it should not dull polished solids or pearls, and you seem to be doing that. Fine, don't worry.
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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2003, 06:47:29 AM »
Yep, Hook-It leaves polished balls polished, and dull balls dull.  One thing that fakes some bowlers out about Hook-It is when they clean a dull ball that has become glazed with lane oil and dirt.....the Hook-It removes that glazed look, and some think that it dulled the ball down.  In reality, it simply restored the ball to the condition that the surface is actually in.

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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2003, 09:17:52 AM »
10 in the pit, I clean my stuff after every set. The ball I cleaned by no means had a shine due to lane oils. The Hook it I used took the polish right off of it.
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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2003, 10:11:07 AM »
Excal,

Are you using the minimum amount of Hook-it?
Next time try put the paper towel to the mouth of the bottle, tip it once to make contact, and try that little bit. WHen you need more, do that porcess over again. Use the least little bit you can. Maybe that will reduce the amount of polish/shine removed.

But, really, I have to believe that Hook-it is not meant to be used on a daily basis. try it on a weekly basis or every 10-15 games, IF the ball is used on oily conditions.
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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2003, 10:56:23 PM »
I have changed to cleaning after 15 games and so far I have not had a problem.  All I need now is a polish I can use after the C&D.  

10, I usually would think positive about going off the sheet in the 10th, but that is usually when the pocket 7-10s and pocket 8-10s make themselves known.  

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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2003, 12:17:28 AM »
I use Hook-It on a ball after every three games of bowling and I am completely convinced that it draws oil out of the ball and extends the usable life of the ball.

If you use Hook-It on a ball that has a surface that is shiny because the actual surface of the ball is at a shiny grit level (say 2000 or more) then the Hook-It won't dull the ball.  If you use Hook-It on a ball that is shiny because it has a coat of polish on it, then the Hook-It is entirely likely to remove that polish and leave the ball looking dull.

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Re: Track Clean n Dull
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2003, 10:42:32 AM »
So far I have been a proponent of just using Simple Green to clean balls, but I bought my first Clean and Dull yesterday on the recommendation of Del Warren himself, so I don't have a lot of experience with the stuff.  Doesn't the name Clean & Dull imply that they will dull the surface or at least renew the dullness thereof?  I will be practicing at lunch today with an old Brimstone Monster and will see what happens as I have no idea what it will do with the Clean & Dull.