How to Polish a Bowling Ball.
There are a few things you should be aware of before you polish your bowling ball. First there are many methods of doing this. Secondly there are many polishing compounds. Third what type of reaction are you looking for? Fourth a polished bowling ball has a less consistent reaction and is harder to reproduce. All that being said here is a way to polish your bowling ball (Note: This is a by hand method.) you need some basic supplies.
1st. Some bowling ball cleaner.
2nd. Some bowling ball factory finish polish.
3rd. Some abralon pads.
4th. A small bath room towel.
5th. A plastic bowl or holder to put your ball on (Note: care must be taken to ensure the holder or bowl does not scratch the bowling ball surface.)
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Now after you have these supplies clean your ball with the bowling ball cleaner. Now put your ball in the bowl or ball holder then put about a quarters size amount of factory finish polish to 2 sides of your bowling ball. Now with your fingers smear the ball polish over the ball with a circle motion. Now after the whole ball is covered with polish. Now dry and buff the ball with the towel you may have to repeat this step until you get the desired look and reaction. Now after you have finished this take the abralon pad I use a 1000 or 2000 grit and very, very gently go over the surface of your bowling ball, you do not want to take the shine off your ball you just want to give the ball some teeth. In addition, this will take off any extra polish. Now wrap your ball in a towel let it set over night and your good to go. Remember if your ball goes to long before hooking scuff it more with the abralon pad. If the ball is to dull use more polish. Now here is how you can tell if you have done it correctly, after it is done the ball will be tacky, shiny and the towel will make a squeaky sound. (Note: this is just one of many methods of polishing a bowling ball.)
Here is a Bowling Ball Surface Chart
How to Polish a Bowling Ball