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How To Remove Oil From A Bowling Ball

If you wish to identify the techniques in how to remove oil from a bowling ball is fairly easy if you give a little thought these options:

  • 1. Pro Shop Services

  • 2. Personal Use of Cleaning Agents

  • 3. When Best to Clean Your Ball

You can learn methods of how to remove oil from a bowling ball but first you must make note of our highest recommended option which is to use the services of your local pro shops. Pro shops are equipped with high speed ball spinners and varying grits of Abralon or other screening pads. The pro shops have all of the needed accessories to get the job completed properly.

By using a high-speed spinner, it is easy to prepare the surface of your bowling ball with water and screening pads of varying grit as to screen the ball surface to any desired texture. During the process, the ball surface will become heated through the friction applied by use of the revolving spinner and thereby open the pores of the ball. Use of low grit pads will open the pores of the ball and assist in clearing oil saturated into the coverstock more quickly and thoroughly than by use of high grit pads.

While the pores of the ball are open, use of cleaning agents will then absorb the oil and dirt out of the ball coverstock and then any final surface preparations may be applied. You can certainly screen a fine pad on the ball surface which has been screened with a low grit pad used during the cleaning process. Once oil is removed from your bowling ball, you should choose the best surface preparation to match with the lane conditions you are planning to encounter.

Knowing which surface options will best suit your needs comes from experimentation. Please do not expect the pro shop operator to have every answer but rather take some responsibility yourself to learn which surface preparations get the job done for your needs.

Another feature many pro shops offer is a machine which virtually bakes the oil from the coverstock pores of bowling balls. This machine will clear saturated oil in the ball coverstock and then the ball can be screened on the spinner to add any desired surface texture or grit finish followed by any final finishing techniques you desire. Normally, this bake process is not needed nearly as frequently as is a general surface preparation provided by the ball spinners, pads, and cleaning and polishing agents.

In fact, offers ball spinners for sale. Anyone wishing to own their own high-speed spinner and accessories such as grit pads, polishes, and any other tools to maintain their bowling ball surfaces can do so in the comfort of their home. In time and with a little practice, you will learn viable resurfacing techniques on the ball spinner and be able to prepare your equipment for lane conditions in league play, tournaments, or any other competitions you choose. It has become very popular in recent years to own your own private ball spinner and become an expert at preparing your equipment for competition.

Cleaning bowling balls yourself is easier now than ever. Simply purchasing personal squeeze bottles of ball cleaner substances available in pro shops, or very inexpensively here at our site, will provide the right agents to clean your ball by hand. We recommend purchasing one of our microfiber towels and liquid ball cleaner so you can keep the surface of your ball clean and ready for use. The microfiber towels absorb oil seven times more moisture than linen towels and are great for wiping away lane oil off of your ball surface during your session on the lanes. Also microfiber towels are great for cleaning your ball bowling surface by using cleaner substances after your session is completed and for cleaning off rubber markings from the pit cushions in the pinsetters or from the belts on ball return units.

It is recommended to clean the surface of your ball by hand immediately after bowling when the pores in the coverstock of the ball are open due to the friction generated by the ball traveling down the lane. There are, however, liquid cleaning agents approved for use by U.S.B.C. (United States Bowling Congress) during competition. You now have the option of cleaning your ball with a towel and a cleaner while you are bowling. Why not take advantage of these options so you may prepare your equipment to best match the lane conditions you most commonly encounter?

Self-cleaning your bowling ball surface and perhaps even adding some polish to the surface after you complete your session on the lanes will buy you time before the need in getting back to the pro shop occurs. Re-screening the surface of your bowling ball on the high speed ball spinner to restore your ball surface is always the best course of action, however.

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