How To Clean Bowling Ball

Looking for directions on how to clean bowling ball? It is very important that you give your bowling ball a minor cleaning each and every time you use it. The conditions of the lanes that you are bowling on can wear down your bowling ball after awhile. This guideline will provide you with 3 different ways that you can clean your bowling ball.

To clean a bowling ball, you will need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A dishwasher and cleaning detergent
  • A bucket and warm water
  1. Rubbing Alochol. Using rubbing alcohol is the best way to clean your bowling ball after every use. The alcohol will remove all of the oily build up that your bowling ball picks up from the lanes in the alley. To clean your bowling ball with rubbing alcohol, simply pour some onto a microfiber cloth and rub your ball down. You should never soak the ball in the rubbing alcohol, as this can cause the paint to come off of the ball.
  2. Dishwasher. One of the best ways to give your bowling ball a really good cleaning is to use a dishwasher. If you do not own a dishwasher, proceed to tip number 3 for another way to clean your bowling ball. You should only need to clean your bowling ball in the dishwasher once a month or so. Any type of detergent will work and you should only run your dishwasher on a short cycle.
  3. A Bucket. If you do not own a dishwasher, you can give your bowling ball a good cleaning by pouring some warm water and any type of detergent into a bucket. Let your bowling ball sit in the bucket of water for 20 minutes or so. After 20 minutes has elapsed, remove the ball and dry it off with a dry microfiber cloth.

If your bowling ball is still dirty after using the above cleaning tips, you can take advantage of the automatic ball cleaner that most alley's have available or bring your ball into a pro shop.

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