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#123761 - 03/27/10 11:50 PM Re: how to take care of the ball? [Re: timmy]
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Any microfiber towel will work. I get mine at discount houses. Simple Green is available at Wal-mart and Kmart and tons of other places. Actually, any mild detergent, like dish-washing liquid would probably work. I like Simple Green cause it's so versatile.
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#123770 - 03/28/10 01:17 AM Re: how to take care of the ball? [Re: JackZ]
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Many use regular dishwasher liquid, since it's a degreaser and mild.

You want to put your ball in a 5 gallon bucket and put the soap and warm water in there. Some people use hot water, roughly no hotter than 120 degrees F. Basically, it's best to gradually put the water in that high temp. Start first by soaking the ball in warm water. Wait 15-30 minutes or so. Then soak the ball in even warmer water, wait, etc. Until you get to the hot water. You have a high chance of damaging the ball if you just dump it directly in hot water.

You should see an oily film on top of the water. Just dump the water out and repeat with hot water and soap. Repeat until you don't see any more film. It's ok to get the finger holes wet, but some people cover it with something, like putty. I actually don't fill the whole tub completely, but just to the point where the holes do not get filled. Oil should not track in the hand area anyways.

I recently changed my method by just rubbing dish washing liquid on the ball then rinsing it under a faucet. I seem to get similar results and also takes less time.

Regarding a towel, I actually use a micro fiber golf towel. Golf towels usually have a clip, so you can clip it to your bag. I actually clip it to my belt, so I don't have to dig for it.
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#123788 - 03/28/10 10:46 AM Re: how to take care of the ball? [Re: ecub]
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thanks JackZ and ecub.
for ecub, you just rub dishwashing liquid and the oil comes out? How do you do it?

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#123795 - 03/28/10 12:20 PM Re: how to take care of the ball? [Re: timmy]
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Originally Posted By: timmy
thanks JackZ and ecub.
for ecub, you just rub dishwashing liquid and the oil comes out? How do you do it?


dish washing liquid and rinsing under the water faucet seems to get the oil out. I sometimes have to repeat once or twice. I have my own ball spinner, so I sand it down to 180 grit abralon before soaking. Of course, I also use Ebonite/Powerhouse Clean N Dull & Ebonite/Powerhouse Ball cleaner after each night and wipes the ball with a microfiber towel after each frame.
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#123852 - 03/28/10 09:46 PM Re: how to take care of the ball? [Re: timmy]
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I found a pack of 12 at Advance Auto last week for $9.99 when I was picking up some parts. I usually throw mine in the wash and grab one from the garage I use them to dry my cruiser car.
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