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How to get marks out of balls - 03-23-2020, 11:52 PM

I have a homemade polisher that polishes great, the problem is it doesn’t seem to get the black marks off that I am assuming are coming from the pockets. Any suggestions on how to get them out ??



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03-24-2020, 05:20 AM

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I have a homemade polisher that polishes great, the problem is it doesn’t seem to get the black marks off that I am assuming are coming from the pockets. Any suggestions on how to get them out ??



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03-24-2020, 06:14 AM

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I have a homemade polisher that polishes great, the problem is it doesn’t seem to get the black marks off that I am assuming are coming from the pockets. Any suggestions on how to get them out ??



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You need to buy some Aramith Ball Cleaner.

Squirt a little on a rag (I use a micro-fiber cloth) and individually rub down each ball before putting it in the polisher. It doesn't take much rubbing or time.

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03-24-2020, 06:30 AM



The BEST answer: ARAMITH Billiard Ball Cleaner. And it can be at your door within days.

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03-24-2020, 08:23 AM

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You need to buy some Aramith Ball Cleaner.

Squirt a little on a rag (I use a micro-fiber cloth) and individually rub down each ball before putting it in the polisher. It doesn't take much rubbing or time.

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Best answer here.

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03-24-2020, 09:35 AM

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You need to buy some Aramith Ball Cleaner.

Squirt a little on a rag (I use a micro-fiber cloth) and individually rub down each ball before putting it in the polisher. It doesn't take much rubbing or time.

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Almost what I'd suggest...but I say put the ball in a plastic sandwich bag, then a drop of aramith polisher on the ball and lightly rub the mark.

Quick wipedown with soft cloth, then stick it in the machine.


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Automobile bug and tar remover will do it easily


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03-24-2020, 10:54 AM

All the abovementioned cleaning suggestions work well. I'd add that an often overlooked contributory cause of black marks on the balls is the table Spots, when in normal play the CBs and OBs forcefully skid over many brands of table Spots.

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Automobile bug and tar remover will do it easily
Agree. All of 5 seconds to remove it.

Added hint. I toss a couple of paper paper towels in the pockets. Keeps balls and tables a bit cleaner...also I sweep the table with a brush towards the pockets. I then just take out the paper towells and replace with clean ones.

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Try Bar Keepers Friend - 03-24-2020, 12:42 PM

Try Bar Keepers Friend and a new sponge ........it’s in the section where household cleaning
products like Comet is located. When using it, dampen the ball first and apply the Bar Keepers
Friend directly on the ball. Using a damp sponge, start rubbing the marks away. It’s almost like
you’re compounding a car’s exterior paint. Be sure to have a good polish, like Aramith, to use
afterward as cleaning the marks may likely dull the finish where the marks were or the entire ball.


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All the abovementioned cleaning suggestions work well. I'd add that an often overlooked contributory cause of black marks on the balls is the table Spots, when in normal play the CBs and OBs forcefully skid over many brands of table Spots.

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I know for a fact that this was exactly what was causing spots particularly on our 1-balls when using the Simonis spots that come with Simonis cloth. Master spots not nearly as bad. Even though I’ve had a long time account with them, when I called and stated this to them, they claimed it was the first they’d ever heard this complaint.
  
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I know for a fact that this was exactly what was causing spots particularly on our 1-balls when using the Simonis spots that come with Simonis cloth. Master spots not nearly as bad. Even though I’ve had a long time account with them, when I called and stated this to them, they claimed it was the first they’d ever heard this complaint.
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I have a homemade polisher that polishes great, the problem is it doesn’t seem to get the black marks off that I am assuming are coming from the pockets. Any suggestions on how to get them out ??



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