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Purty Bowling Balls

Posted by freshair2townsquare 8a, D/FW (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 5, 13 at 20:13

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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RE: Purty Bowling Balls

Would car wax work on bowling balls?

RE: Purty Bowling Balls

Maybe a polishing compound?

RE: Purty Bowling Balls

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

RE: Purty Bowling Balls

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

RE: Purty Bowling Balls

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.

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