Resurfacing Your Bowling Ball

Supplies Needed for Resurfacing

  • Bowling ball spinner
  • Abralon Pads - 180, 360, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000
  • Water (use a spray bottle if spinner does not have water supply)
  • Storm Step 1, 2, 3 and Reacta Shine

Procedure for Proper Resurfacing:

  • Place the ball in the spinner with the pin up.
  • Sand the ball starting with 180 grit Abralon. Sand the ball for a specific amount of time (example 30 seconds). Time is important so the ball can be sanded evenly from side to side. Turn the ball 180 degrees and sand the ball for the same amount of time. Turn the ball 90 degrees and sand the ball for the same amount of time and then turn the ball 180 degrees and sand the ball for the same amount of time.
  • Turn the ball back to the pin up position and repeat Step 2 with 360 grit Abralon. Sanding the ball smoother than 360 grit Abralon will eliminate the use of Storm Step 1 (except for urethane balls). The smoother the ball is sanded, the more the ball will skid through the oil and the stronger the ball will react in the dry.
  • Apply a small amount of Storm Reacta Clean to remove excess oil from the pores of the coverstock. Rotate the ball 180 degrees and repeat cleaning.
  • Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to achieve desired finish. Do not skip any Abralon grits on your way to desired finish.

* Keep a spray bottle of water handy and spray the ball surface to keep the ball surface from drying up too quickly.