In this article, explore homemade bowling ball cleaner recipes to get rid of excess oils that can ruin your game.

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Are you facing problems throwing a strike? Sometimes your game gets affected and suffers due to dirty bowling balls as well. The resin of the bowling balls collects dirt and lane oils over some time, impacting the ball’s performance. In addition to that, the ball gets belt marks, when it returns from the tracks. Proper maintenance and cleaning of the ball can help you overcome such issues. Here are some inexpensive homemade bowling ball cleaner recipes that would keep your playing companion in the best condition.

#1 DIY Simple Green Homemade Bowling Ball Cleaner

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and pour in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray the DIY cleaner on the bowling ball and wipe the surface thoroughly with a microfiber towel.

#2 Liquid Dish Soap and Water Cleaner

Water and Dish Soap Cleaner

A basic but effective way to de-grease your bowling ball and clean the dirt. Dish soap and water can easily clean the surface thoroughly.

Ingredients:

  • Hot water
  • Dish soap
  • Waterproof tape

Method:

  1. Seal the finger holes of the ball properly with waterproof tape. Make sure the water doesn’t enter through any gaps.
  2. Place the ball in a bucket deep enough to completely submerge it in water.
  3. Pour hot water over the ball, covering it completely. 
  4. Add a little dish soap to the bucket and leave the ball to soak for twenty minutes. 
  5. Spin occasionally
  6. Take the ball out of the water and clean it thoroughly with a microfibre towel.

#3 Alcohol and Water Homemade Bowling Ball Cleaner

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Rubbing alcohol (also known as isopropyl alcohol)
  • 1/2 cup of water

Method:

  1. Mix both the ingredients and pour in a spray bottle.
  2. Apply on the ball, all around the surface
  3. Thoroughly rub and clean with a microfiber towel.

#4 Simple Green and alcohol cleaner

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
  • 1/2 cup of Simple Green cleaner

Method:

  1. Mix both the ingredients and pour in a spray bottle.
  2. Apply on the ball, all around the surface
  3. Thoroughly rub and clean with a microfiber towel.

It is an excellent practice to keep a microfiber towel in your bowling bag and clean your ball before every frame. Doing this reduces the cleaning efforts at the end of the night. If you have more solutions to clean the bowling ball at home, do let us know in the comments below!

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