Purty Bowling Balls

freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)January 5, 2013

I found some bowling balls through CL: one for pennies, a green one for a painted frog, and one blue one to sit as is. I lightly washed them with dishwashing liquid, then wiped them down with rubbing alcohol, but . . .

How can I make the blue one (that I want to sit out as is) more shiny? Its clean enough, but not as shiny as I hoped it would be.

~ freshair

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tasymo

Would car wax work on bowling balls?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 11:21PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Maybe a polishing compound?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 11:55PM
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indigosunshine

Paste wax might work. I love bowling balls in the yard!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 11:39AM
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jeannespines

Car wax was my 1st thought, too...but have never tried it! They will sparkle in your gardens! Jeanne s.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:44PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

So I tried a no-name (read: cheapest on the shelf) auto buffing/polishing compound, and it certainly seemed to help . . . a lot. I may do another couple of rounds, though, to see how shiny I can get it.

I'm trying not to spend too much on this b/c they're turning into Stone Soup projects. My frog isn't so bad b/c I already had the craft paints/brushes on had. But I spent $5 on pennies and waaaay too much on glue for the penny ball. Then there's the spray polyurethane I purchased to coat the penny ball & the froggy ball. And all that is on top of the cost of the bowls themselves.

I'll post an after photo when I'm done.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 3:57PM
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