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Clean And Texture Your Bowling Ball Surface, Originally Posted: 11/2/2014; Updated: 8/19/2022

Keeping your equipment ready for use means you must clean and texture your bowling ball surface.
Today, more than ever, the modern coverstocks require maintenance to provide consistent reactivity and performance.
Although these high tech bowling balls in today’s market are somewhat pricey, you must also take time to either get them to the pro shop to refresh the surfaces or do the job yourself.
If you ignore the cleaning and texturing of your ball surface, you will surely lose the dependable ball reaction you got when the ball was new and first drilled.
The more money you spend on bowling balls, the more you must take responsibility and keep the surface clean of lane oil, dirt, smudges, nicks and scratches and you must re-texture the surface to get the traction on the lane you seek.
If you just put your ball back in your bag after use and never clean the lane oil or dirt off of the surface of the ball, you will surely lose reactivity.
If you do not texture the ball to care for the ball surface and to provide the right amount of friction on the lane as you bowl, you will certainly suffer from a loss of ball reaction.
New bowling balls require surface attention, it is that simple.
It is recommended to use a ball cleaner and hand towel after each session to wipe off remaining oil on the ball.
It is also recommended to carry and use varying grit pads to texture the ball as needed to restore gripping traction on the lane surface.

Most of you will not get to the pro shop after each session you bowl so it makes sense to own grit pads and cleaning agents so you can care for the surfaces of your bowling balls between pro shop visits.
A general consensus of manufacturers is to restore or refresh your ball surface after ten or so games, clean the ball regularly, and resurface the ball after 60 games of bowling.
No question that you must care for your equipment or you will notice the reaction you have grown accustomed to will change and you may be fooled into believing you need another new ball.
Preserve the life of your equipment and clean and texture your bowling ball surface routinely.
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