Sanding Discs & Abrasives for Bowling
For both pro bowlers and hobbyists alike, the fine art of maintaining a bowling ball’s outer surface — or coverstock — used to be something entrusted only to resurfacing service professionals. But thanks to products like Mirka sanding discs for bowling balls, as well as handheld mechanical bowling ball sanders, the ability to resurface your own bowling ball is now quite literally in your own hands.
The Facts About Bowling Ball Sanding Pads
Even after a few games, you might notice your bowling ball’s outer surface will change and develop what many refer to as “lane shine.” Picking up oil, debris and dirt from the alley is inevitable. But when you add in the grit and grime from pit areas, underground tracks and automated elevator ball returns, you can easily see why waiting too long to maintain the surface of your bowling ball can negatively impact your control of the ball and your overall game.
As a matter of fact, according to league research, a ball’s surface can actually change by more than 30 percent in just three games! Of course, where and how you bowl will impact these numbers. But there’s no doubt that after regular and consistent use, most bowlers consider the resurfacing of their bowling balls a must.
On average, every 60 games is a popular benchmark for having a bowling ball’s surface redone. In the past, this was often accomplished by bringing the ball to a professional resurfacer who would often charge anywhere between $10 and $30 per ball. For regular bowlers, these costs can add up. Plus, when you bring your ball to a resurfacer, you might not always get the results you’re looking for.
Fortunately, with Mirka bowling ball sanding discs, you can accomplish the resurfacing of your bowling ball yourself — with professional results. Of course, you don’t just want to start sanding your bowling ball without knowing what you’re doing or it could have devastating results, such as flat spots or a rapid reduction in your bowling ball’s required diameter, which could result in its being considered illegal for use under carefully established league rules.
But with a little knowledge, like our How to Resurface a Bowling Ball by Hand, you can take advantage of the quality of Mirka products to both save money and always be in control of your bowling game.
Shop Sanders & Sanding Discs for Bowling
As a family-owned company, National Abrasives, Inc. appreciates how much fun and enjoyment the sport of bowling brings to families and leagues across the country. For over a century, the sport as we know it today has been officially governed by rules that particularly pertain to the specific size, dimensions and characteristics of the lanes, pins and balls used. This is why, for precision, performance and simply good overall maintenance, National Abrasives, Inc. is a proud distributor of Mirka sanding products which are perfect for finishing and sanding bowling balls.
Be sure to call us at 717-697-6776 or 800-459-8008 for special pricing and offers on Mirka products. We always offer free shipping within the U.S. on all orders over $300, and if you ever need an order rushed, we ship within one day on all in-stock orders received by 1 pm EST Monday through Friday.