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TwoFourEightNineNine

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Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« on: September 12, 2005, 01:39:13 PM »
anybody try lighting up an old bowling ball on fire?

Any differences in kinds of coverstocks you burn, etc etc?

just curious.
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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 09:45:58 PM »
just inhale the fumes to get the full experience

i believe the fumes would be toxic.
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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005, 10:03:16 PM »
Actually threw an old grey angle into a fire once in an attempt to melt it. It would not melt, just flaked off bits at a time.

 Later found out that bowling balls are made from a "thermal setting" resin. Basically, that means that once poured and cured, they will NOT return to a melted, liquid state.  Therefore I think that it would be almost impossible to "burn" a bowling ball as we know it.

 Might be able to soak it in some chemicals and let the cover soak up some, then light it and let the chemicals burn. Don't really know what that would do though.
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Bar5003

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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005, 10:05:18 PM »
sounds like a quick way to get ALL the oil out of a bowling ball real quick...
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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005, 10:12:14 PM »
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sounds like a quick way to get ALL the oil out of a bowling ball real quick...
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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2005, 10:30:43 PM »
Soak it in acetone before lighting.
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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2005, 10:48:39 PM »
its thermosetting... and the ball will burn but not very well try it on a rubberband first or some epoxy so that you dont get too out of hand... both are thermosetting polymer materials. If you wanted to get technical I could tell you why some plastics melt and some dont... on a molecular level.
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Re: Lighting a bowling ball on fire
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2005, 10:52:26 PM »
of course. oil is flammable!
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