How to deep clean my bowl

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How to deep clean my bowl

Post by Bakerboy » April 18th, 2019, 10:53 pm

So we dont have a proshop here in pakistan.. I have playedover 400 games on my bowl.. Its storm timeless i want to know whats the best way to clean it.. Dip ot in jot water or use the oven method.. I heard storm balls have a specific way of cleaning but cant find it online thanks

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Re: How to deep clean my bowl

Post by JohnP » April 18th, 2019, 11:27 pm

The oven method is best as long as you have an oven that is specifically designed for bowling balls. A home oven's thermostat isn't accurate enough to assure you won't damage, even melt or burn a bowling ball. -- JohnP

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Re: How to deep clean my bowl

Post by Bakerboy » April 18th, 2019, 11:41 pm

I have a italian nardi oven i dont know if it will work.. If not can injust putnit in hot water? Any specifics to revive the ball?

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Re: How to deep clean my bowl

Post by boomer » April 19th, 2019, 4:08 pm

you're looking for hot enough to get the oil out but not hot enough to damage the ball or yourself.

I've always heard 120-130F (49-55C) was best. Tape over or plug your finger and thumbholes, keep the ball off the bottom of the vessel you're heating. I think there's a machine that heats the ball up to 150F, but that's in the scalding range so I stayed away from that. Add a touch of a gentle soap (dish soap) and let sit for 20 minute or so.

At the Storm booth at the USBC Open, they had several of this type of machine, one of which had obviously been used and the water was nasty! LOL Lots of oil on the surface of the water. Ick.

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Re: How to deep clean my bowl

Post by spmcgivern » April 19th, 2019, 7:14 pm

I have used hot water in a cooler to de-oil my equipment. Get the temp of the water in the cooler to about 120 and leave the ball in it for about an hour. Do not add detergent.

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Re: How to deep clean my bowl

Post by VLe » April 23rd, 2019, 7:25 am

Bakerboy wrote:i want to know whats the best way to clean it..
An easy one.. Ultrasonic cleaner. I have a commercial one that costs something like 200euro's. I have used it to some balls more than 10 times and it always does wonders to the ball surface. I would choose that over any oven-method any day.

Some ball manufacturers also have a temperature limit of 125 Fahrenheit to avoid warranty issues. I remember also seeing a 110-limit mentioned somewhere.

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