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Resurface Storm Bowling Balls To Original Factory Finishes


If you wish to resurface Storm bowling balls to the original factory finishes, here are a few tips provided by Storm included in their "Product and Maintenance Guide" poster offered to pro shops across America. Storm has been a leading brand in the bowling industry for many years and continues to provide top performance lines of bowling balls. If you own Storm equipment, it is very important to be able to resurface Storm bowling balls to the original factory finishes when you feel the time and need arises and as suggested by Storm.

Since Storm bowling balls have various coverstocks which are prepared at factory finishes in varying degrees of grit texture, it is important to be able to restore the ball surfaces at or near factory finish so you can attain the same measure of skid control and back end reaction as when the bowling balls were first acquired. Storm provides five techniques for you to discuss with your pro shop operator so your bowling balls may be resurfaced to the given original finishes.

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These options can also be found on the Storm pro shop poster and can be performed in the pro shop on a high speed ball spinner using the appropriate grit Abralon pads and polishes in accordance with the recommended Steps below. If you own your own ball spinner, you can acquire the necessary accessories right here at bowlingball.com so you may resurface your own equipment at your convenience.

Here are the Five Steps recommended by Storm:

1000-grit Factory Finish
1. 500-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 15 seconds on all four sides of the ball
2. 2000-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 30 seconds on all four sides
Storm suggests repeating Step 2 from above every 20 or 30 games and both Steps every 60 to 80 games

2000-grit Factory Finish
1. 500-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 15 seconds on all four sides
2. 2000-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 50 seconds on all four sides
Storm suggests repeating Step 2 from above every 20 to 30 games and both Steps every 60 to 80 games

4000-grit Factory Finish
1. 500-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 15 seconds on all four sides
2. 4000-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 60 seconds on all four sides
Storm suggests repeating Step 2 from above every 20 to 30 games and both Steps every 60 to 80 games

1500-grit Polished Factory Finish
1. 500-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 15 seconds on all four sides
2. Grey Scotch-Brite pad - Sand for 40 seconds on all four sides
3. Storm Step Two - Polish lightly for 15 seconds on two sides
Storm suggests repeating Steps 2 and 3 from above every 20 to 30 games or repeating all steps 60-to 80 games

3500-grit Polished Factory Finish
1. 500-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 15 seconds on all four sides
2. 1000-grit Abalon pad - Sand for 20 seconds on all four sides
3. 2000-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 25 seconds on all four sides
4. 4000-grit Abralon pad - Sand for 30 seconds on all four sides
5. Storm Xtra Shine - Polish for 30 seconds on two sides
Storm suggests repeating Steps 3 to 5 every 40 to 60 games and utilizing all Steps when a track becomes noticeable

These five Steps to restore Storm bowling balls to original factory finishes will be very useful in maintaining a controllable ball reaction and preserving the life of the coverstock on your equipment. Of course, you can modify the techniques to prepare the ball surfaces to any degree of texture you wish for specific lane conditions.


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