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When you have already enjoyed the winter playing bowling ball, there comes a time you need to clean your bowling bag, shoes, and even the bowling ball. If the bowling ball is not cleaned properly, it will be less tacky and you will not be able to hit the pins!
Yes, the lane is oily and your ball passes that every day. The ball must stick to the ground when you throw it. And the only way to ensure it when you have an oily and greasy ball is to bleed or detox it!
So, after you have learned to play it, you must learn how to bleed a bowling ball. You must repeat the process thrice a year to have a smooth bowler life!
Table of Contents
- 1 What is bleeding a Bowling Ball?
- 2 3 Methods of Bleeding a Bowling Ball -Top Secret Tips
- 3 Dishwasher Method
- 4 Method 2: Hot Water
- 5 Method 3: Heater Method
- 6 Wrap Up
What is bleeding a Bowling Ball?
No, my friends, we are not talking about hurting your bowling ball till it bleeds. Rather, we are talking about the cleaning up of a bowling ball. No matter you are a women or you play in dry lanes or oily lanes, the ball is likely to be greasy or oily at times.
And then, all you need to do is take off the additional grease from the body of your ball and make it less tacky for a smooth movement. The process of taking off the oil is known as bleeding.
3 Methods of Bleeding a Bowling Ball -Top Secret Tips
Let us learn how to detox and rejuvenate the bowling ball in three easy methods. After this, the ball will stick to the lane until it touches all the pins!
Yes, you must agree that your hook urethane ball that might last for 10 to 12 years will also get greasy! So, there’s no other way to make it tacky than to bleed it properly. And take off all the extra oil is using the dishwasher.
But if you are a newbie, this process requires a lot of carefulness. Let us learn how to bleed your bowling ball with a dishwasher!
Step 1: Prepare the Sink
The first thing you need to do when bleeding your bowling ball is to go through the place you are going to clean it. You can rely on a large bowl.
Or else, our recommendation is to place the ball inside the sink. While placing, certify that you have positioned it on the bottom rack of your sink.
But in this case, make sure that you have checked the holes of the sink and blocked them properly. For the process, you can use the sink stoppers.
If you do not have any added sink stoppers, you can add some water-blocking tapes on the mouth of your sink. In this way, water will not flow and you can bleed your ball without any complications!
Step 2: The Right Temperature
For the proper bleeding, get your hands on a soap bar or some liquid soap and add it there. Add it there to increase the power of the dishwasher.
Now, you have to heat the dishwasher to clean it thoroughly. Now, turn on the heat of your dishwasher.
Let it get hot first. In that case, the temperature must be less than 140 degrees Fahrenheit. After it reaches the temperature, you have to switch off the heat.
Step 3: Bleed it
When the temperature is perfect, as you have switched off the heat, all you need to do is wait. Let the ball be there for some time. In the dishwasher, the ball will be bled.
In the meantime, wait for the temperature to get low. Now, take it off from the sink and let it dry. Wait for a full day and then you can use it once again!
Method 2: Hot Water
Get the bowling ball and give it a hot water bath! From the straight bowlers to the hook bowlers, your ball will surely pass the oily lane.
Just like you take a hot water bath after you are done bowling in the winter, your ball needs the same! Yes, you can do it! This is safe and effective to clean all the excess oil from your ball and make it smooth once again!
Step 1: Submerge it
Firstly, you have to take the bowl and place it inside a bucket. If you have a basin, it can work too! Basin will be a better option to go for!
However, make sure that you are selecting a basin that is larger than your ball. As you need to submerge the ball inside the basin or bowl, it should be larger than the size of your bowling ball.
Now that you are done, get hot water inside the basin. Make sure that the temperature of the heated water is below 140 degrees Fahrenheit just like before. Get the ball completely inside the water and let it be there for a while.
Step 2: Repeat the Process
After you get the ball inside the water, you have to wait for about 15 minutes to 20 minutes. After the period is over, you can take the ball out.
While taking it out, make sure your hands are covered with gloves so that your skin stays safe from the hot water. Now, with a towel, you have to wipe off the water from the body of your bowling ball.
After removing the excess water, you have to get it inside the water once again. After 15 to 20 minutes, take it out. All you need to do is repeat the process 5 times in total.
Step 3: Dry it
When you are done with the process five times or more (as many times as you need) take it out. Now, with another clean towel, wipe off the water.
And then, you have to dry it. It will days one/ two or more days to dry it off. Keep in mind that in this process, the ball will be soaked completely and so, you have to be cautious about the drying time.
Method 3: Heater Method
When it comes to questioning how to bleed a bowling ball, the previous methods are very easy to deal with.
But if you want to have another effective method, the heater method will be helpful too. However, the process is lengthy and it is not as safe as the previous ones.
Step 1: Heat it up
For this process, you will need a heater and a microfiber towel. First, get the towel and position the bowling ball inside it.
Now, switch on your heater and take the towel folded ball before the heater. Move the towel, rotate it, and heat it.
Yes, no one can ensure that the heat will be uniform. But at least you can try! The more even the heat is, the better the bleeding result will be!
Step 2: Make it Even
Slowly, the hot air will spread on the body of the towel along with the bowling ball. During this process, the oil will build up in the bowling ball’s shell.
Now, you have to get hold of the ball and take it above the heater. Now, you have to heat the lower part of the ball just as you did for the side portions.
Step 3: Wipe it off
Once you are done with heating all the parts of your bowling ball as evenly as you can, you have to take off the towel carefully. Wear gloves to take it off. And then, you have to clean it with wipes and dry it for a long period.
We are glad that you are concerned about bleeding a bowling ball because your ball will pass the pins without touching them if it is not properly cleaned. The oil on the body of the ball will make it slow and your throw imperfect.
Go through the process and let us know which one you loved the most. Also, if there is any other method that you follow, share it with us, amigos. Till then, adios, stay safe, keep bowling!