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JessN16

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Any way to revive a totally dead X-Factor?
« on: April 01, 2008, 01:51:02 PM »
All the X-Factor talk convinced me to finally pull out my old friend this week and  do a little bowling with it again. Unfortunately, it took me about five shots to remember why I'd put it up in the first place: The ball literally has around 1,500 games on it.

It's dead as a doornail. When I could get it to the pocket, it still carried like a champ but even on a fairly dry house shot you could see it struggling to hook up.

Before this last attempt at using it again, I tried hitting it with Storm ReactaShine and some XtraShine as well because the cover looked a little dull. The ball has already been resurfaced a couple of times so before I go down that road again I'd like a gameplan. I don't want to just keep sanding ball material off unless I know what I'm doing first.

Jess

Edited on 4/2/2008 0:06 AM

 

Kevspins2

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Re: Any way to revive a totally dead X-Factor?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 09:58:08 PM »
sand it down to 220, revive it in a revivor, then put it to OOB
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Re: Any way to revive a totally dead X-Factor?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 10:04:31 PM »
If you don't feel like spending money on a revivor, sand it down (400 is probably sufficient), then run it through the dishwasher (NO HEAT DRY CYCLE) with whatever soap you use for dishes.  Skip extra chemicals like Jet Dry if you normally use them.  Bring it up to 600-800 grit, then add a light coat of your favorite polish.  For me, the dishwasher works better than the hot water bucket method and I haven't had any problems with it.  It saved my Tsunami.
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Re: Any way to revive a totally dead X-Factor?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 11:30:30 PM »
A revive and resurface will do the ball wonders.  It will be money well spent if you want to save that ball.
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JessN16

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Re: Any way to revive a totally dead X-Factor?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 02:08:58 AM »
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If you don't feel like spending money on a revivor, sand it down (400 is probably sufficient), then run it through the dishwasher (NO HEAT DRY CYCLE) with whatever soap you use for dishes.  Skip extra chemicals like Jet Dry if you normally use them.  Bring it up to 600-800 grit, then add a light coat of your favorite polish.  For me, the dishwasher works better than the hot water bucket method and I haven't had any problems with it.  It saved my Tsunami.
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Just ran it through the dishwasher tonight, and it came out cleaner than it's been in years. I'll let you know how it performs.

Jess

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Re: Any way to revive a totally dead X-Factor?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 02:59:39 AM »
i think giving it a hot water bath would work better than just sending it thru the dishwasher because you actually can apply some pressure and remove xtra oil.