The questions we get asked all the time are, "How do we use this stuff?" and "When do we use it?"
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Effective August 2019, USBC only allows cleaning products to be used before and after bowling. Any products that were previously approved for anytime use automatically switched to before and after use only. However, in March of 2020, USBC made a temporary rule change in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. This temporary rule change allows for the use of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol to clean the bowling ball in between shots. This rule is scheduled to be in effect through the end of the 2021-2022 bowling season.
Purpose: To alter the surface of the bowling ball to remove "lane shine" and can increase or decrease hook potential. The lower number grit pads 500, 1000, 1500 can be used to increase hook when bowling on longer patterns. The higher number grit pads 2000, 3000, P5000D can be used to decrease hook on shorter patterns.
Use: Can be used wet or dry by hand, by spinner, or on a resurfacing machine. We do recommend using a permanent marker and write the grit number on the back of the pad. For general surface maintenance, using medium pressure, rub the surface of the ball in small circles until you have covered the entire surface of the ball. P5000D requires a 3000 grit base finish to produce a 4000 grit surface when used by hand. A 5000 grit surface can be achieved when used on a ball spinner or a bowling ball resurfacing machine. Per USBC regulation, you must sand the ENTIRE SURFACE of the bowling ball. A more detailed use guide will be published soon.
Purpose: To increase the life of TruCut Sanding Pads and decrease the mess made when sanding a bowling ball by hand.
Use: Spray a liberal amount onto the sanding surface of desired TruCut Sanding Pad prior to use. Use TruCut Sanding Pad according to instructions above. Wipe bowling ball off with a CtD Power Pad.
Purpose: To remove oil from the coverstock and replace it with tackifiers to keep your bowling ball performing at its peak.
Use: Spray directly onto the cover of the bowling ball. Let it soak in for about 30 seconds. Then, wipe off the excess by applying That Purple Stuff to a CtD Power Pad and wiping the surface of the ball. Repeat on each half of the bowling ball.
Purpose: To clean dirt, oil and scuff marks from the surface of a bowling ball AND leave behind a coating to make future cleanings easier. It also features Tackify to help extend the life of the bowling ball.
Use: Spray on half the bowling ball and allow to set for 30 seconds. Then, spray on a TruCut Scuff Mark Remover and use the Scuff Mark Remover to wipe off the surface of the bowling ball. Repeat on the other half of the ball.
Purpose: To easily wipe off scuff marks and caked on dirt.
Use: Spray with So Fresh & So Clean or Life After Death and then wipe away the black scuff marks.
Purpose: To clean the bowling ball and increase reaction. It is our strongest cleaner and will remove belt marks, dirt, and leaves a lasting clean. Can be used to increase oil absorption in reactive bowling balls when used in combination with That Wow Factor HM.
Use: Spray directly on the surface of the bowling ball and wipe off with a CtD Power Pad to clean before and after you bowl. To increase oil absorption first clean ball with That Wow Factor HM and follow with That Wow Factor Ball Cleaner.
Purpose: To clean the bowling ball for a consistent reaction. Can be used on any bowling ball.
Use: Spray directly on the surface of the bowling ball and wipe off with a CtD Power Pad to clean before and after you bowl. If using a flip top bottle, pour 3 stripes onto a CtD Power Pad, then use the pad to wipe off the ball.
Purpose: To easily remove heavy belt marks or tape residue from a thumb hole.
Use: Spray directly on the surface of the bowling ball and wipe off with a CtD Power Pad to clean before and after you bowl.
Purpose: To remove dirt and oil from the bowling ball without using any liquid product. For dry towel events.
Use: The fluffy light colored side should be used to wipe the ball off each shot to remove the dirt and oil from the ball. The darker colored side can be used in lighter oil conditions or to remove belt marks and scuff marks from the ball.
Purpose: To apply the liquid products to the bowling ball and assist in removing dirt and oil. To remove residual debris when sanding a bowling ball
Use: That Purple Stuff and So Fresh & So Clean can share a CtD Power Pad. That Wow Factor HM and That Wow Factor TR should be applied using their own CtD Power Pad. Simply apply the desired liquid to the pad and wipe the ball off with the pad.
Purpose: To clean off scuff marks, dirt and oil while bowling without using a liquid cleaner.
Use: To remove dirt and oil, use the blue side of the pad to wipe off the surface of the bowling ball. To remove scuff marks, use the gray side of the pad to wipe off the surface of the bowling ball.
- Products that alter the surface of the ball or leave a residue are only allowed before and after bowling
- That Purple Stuff is a cleaner which works with So Fresh & So Clean and can be used on the same pad
- Big Fluffy Pad (BFP) is made to be used dry and both sides can be used
- All of our cleaning pads are machine washable. Hand wash in the sink first to break down the dirt and oil, rinse well, machine wash and air dry.
Professional Tip For Using TruCut By Hand
To aid in debris removal and maximize impact when using TruCut, use a CtD Power Pad. Place a TruCut pad in the center of the CtD Power Pad and spray So Fresh & So Clean directly on the TruCut pad. Sand the entire surface of the ball. When finished wipe off with That Purple Stuff. The debris will be removed, and ball will feel extremely tacky.
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