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prmtme

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1500 polished finish
« on: December 04, 2011, 10:02:15 AM »
I am looking to get my ball back to this surface but i dont have any step 2 polish. I wondering how close can i get if i use a 1000 or 2000 abr pad ( which would be better) then polish with either storms extra shine or factory finish by powerhouse. Also how often do you guys touch up your polished surface, can i just touch it up with either of these polishes without doing and sand the first 30 games or so.


 

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Re: 1500 polished finish
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 04:03:41 PM »
until im ready to resurface a bowling ball i just clean it, touch up the top layer of surface (in this case i would use 1000 lightly and then repolish. most of my stuff is ebonite brands so i go with factory finish. good all around medium polish

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Re: 1500 polished finish
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 09:53:08 AM »
If I'm resurfacing I'll use 2000ab and powerhouse factory finish.
 
As for touch up, I'll repolish it maybe every 2-3 months. I determine this by how the surface looks and how the ball's been reacting. I know I've waited too long if it seems to be getting more midlane than I'm expecting or leaving a lot of corner's. If I still don't think the reaction looks right after a touch up I'll do a full resurface - this happens maybe once a season unless I'm altering the surface for a specific tournament.



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Re: 1500 polished finish
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 10:06:59 AM »
there is a light gray scotch brite pad that is the same as a 1600 abralon pad. that is what i use when i dont have my step two formula 


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Re: 1500 polished finish
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »
If that is correct, 1600 is FAR different than 1500 polished.  4000 abralon would be closer.  I would suggest you try a few different things.  Try 1000 abralon with xtra shine, if you don't like that try 1000 w/powerhouse.  If that's still hooking too early, try 2000 polished w/either and if you don't like any of those go 4000 no polish.
 
ithinkican wrote on 12/6/2011 11:06 AM:
there is a light gray scotch brite pad that is the same as a 1600 abralon pad. that is what i use when i dont have my step two formula 



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Re: 1500 polished finish
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 10:54:46 AM »
Do you mean you leave at P1600 grit (800 grit US/CAMI)
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is that the base grit on top of which you apply a non-abrasive polish, like Snake Oil?
 
ithinkican wrote on 12/6/2011 11:06 AM:
there is a light gray scotch brite pad that is the same as a 1600 abralon pad. that is what i use when i dont have my step two formula 




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