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C-G ProShop-Carl

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What will this do?
« on: June 04, 2003, 10:36:44 AM »
I checked on the subject of compound finishes and decided to try the Track Clean n Sheen first.

Previously I would just put some polish(ex-Finesse it and some other brand name BOWLING polishes) on a particle pearl coverstock but I have now decided to try the compound route.

I had an Apex Adrenaline sanded to 600 grit, so I decided to try the clean n sheen on it. It looks like it did the day I got the ball. It may not be what Ebonite has it listed as box condition, but I know how it looks to me.

So with that done, I went to a ball that I have been using more, Dynothane's The THING(I am aware this ball is reactive. I had thrown about 8 games with it and decided to clean the ball. I used Hook it (this will be a different subject all together because this made me angry), and the hook it took the shine off of the ball. Hook it had never done that to any ball I used it on before (which is around 20 of them). So I polished it with a polish that made the ball skid more than it had before. This was not bad, the ball still worked great, but not like it was before. So I sanded it down to 600 grit and put clean n sheen evenly over the entire surface. It looks exactly how it did when I got it.

I will be throwing the ball in the next 2-3 days, but just wondered...in general, if you sand a ball to 600 grit----and then put clean n sheen on it, how should it react? It will still get decent length right?


Any info is appreciated.
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Re: What will this do?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2003, 09:18:38 AM »
I've never experienced any problems with Hook-It taking a shine off of a ball EXCEPT when used on a plastic (polyester) ball.  You DON'T want to use Hook-It on a polyester ball.  But for urethane, reactive, and particle balls, I've never heard of any problems related to Hook-It.

Maybe the ball in question that you applied the Hook-It to had some kind of wax on the surface....if so, then I can see where it might have removed the wax and dulled the surface.  But other than that possibility, I can't see a reason why the Hook-It caused any problem.