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    can you use wet and dry sandpaper on bowling pins to clean the scraps and marks off the bowling pin

    any help would be greatful

    regards

    stephen

    thanks

  • #2
    You could... Most advise against it as it will take off the glossy finish. Most scoring systems use the gloss to tell if there is a pin standing vs. something shiny on the curtain.

    Short answer is no you should not use anything abrasive to clean up the pins.
    You don't have to be crazy to do this job...But it helps!

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    • #3
      If you use anything abrassiver to scratch the pins they will collect dirt faster!!
      Gene Simmons for president!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stephen_hands View Post
        can you use wet and dry sandpaper on bowling pins to clean the scraps and marks off the bowling pin

        any help would be grateful

        regards

        stephen

        thanks
        to sand off marks will only make the entire pin look dirty it will remove glow cote

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        • #5
          Sanding the whole pin is no good.

          Spray degreaser on them and wipe dry with a rag.....

          Or for dirty pins, spray them with degreaser, and scrub them with a stiff nylon brush, and wipe them dry.....

          Or for really dirty pins what I have done with good results is spray them with degreaser, scrub them, and them powerwash them. I made a board with bolts sticking out the bottom of it that i would stick the pins onto while doing this.


          I have used a rotart file on a drill to take some nasty looking and rough belt burns off some pins and make them decent looking again.
          Nick

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          • #6
            I use a bucket of 60/40, water/PurplePower, a scotch bright pad, and my son when he misbehaves at school!
            (I ran out of bullets to use on his laptop. )

            I've seen pics on here of one who takes them to the carwash in milk creates. We were talking about cleaning house balls when he chimed in showing pics of his method.



            Best thing you can do is track down all the "sharps" that mark up your pins and fix them.


            PinCup
            We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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            • #7
              We use the Brunswick universal pin cleaner I really like it actually , we scrub the pins with WHITE scotch brite pads which can be used on glass so they don't damage the surface of the pin, but yeah like what has been previously posted I really wouldn't sand pins....
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              • #8
                Originally posted by PinCup View Post
                , and my son when he misbehaves at school!
                (I ran out of bullets to use on his laptop. )


                PinCup
                HAHAHAHA thats brilliant, my kids are a little too young but once the boys are big enough I love it!!!! lol
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stephen_hands View Post
                  can you use wet and dry sandpaper on bowling pins to clean the scraps and marks off the bowling pins
                  Sure! It's called look better today and worse tomorrow. They will gather dirt much faster and you'll hate yourself in a week or two.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pin_Head View Post
                    HAHAHAHA thats brilliant, my kids are a little too young but once the boys are big enough I love it!!!! lol
                    I started climbing on pinsetters at age 13. I started my son at age 9. He knows more than some pinchasers!

                    I think the most pins he's ever washed in one sitting is 380 pins. His little hands were all pruned up, I felt a little bad, but I can say it was a good long time before we had any behavior problem at school.



                    PinCup
                    We leave our greatest mark on this earth with the quality of our craftsmanship.

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                    • #11
                      Lane cleaner mixed 50-50 with water and a green scratch pad and a lot of elbow grease,,,,,

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                      • #12
                        I use car wash soap such as turtle wax and a magic eraser pad, i try to stay away from the scratch pads as they can take of the outer coating.

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                        • #13
                          If you use the white scotch brite pads they are super fine and for use on glass etc, I use them and it barely leaves a faint scuff even on a brand new pin, just really good at getting off dirt and grime etc, us that in conjuction with Brunswick Universla pin cleaner and your're on a winner there...
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