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 Post subject: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:47 am 

Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:44 am
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Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
What type of utensil is use to write on the ball when laying it out? Is it a china/grease pencil, or a special type of pencil? Could you use a china/grease pencil? The guy that does my stuff now uses a Sharpie to write on the ball and I wanted to get him something that doesn't stain the ball.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:54 am 

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Yeeah it's a grease pencil or something like that... All i know is that you DON'T use a sharpie! It might even just be a chalk-based pencil.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:59 am 

Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:58 pm
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Location: Countdown County FLA
it is absolutely a grease pencil!!! whata bozo to use a freakin sharpie!! i would never have let that happen for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:08 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:43 pm
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Location: Rochester NY
We actually have some white pencils that were used on overhead scoring way back in the day. I'm not a fan at all of the commonly used yellow ones, as they stain the balls as well. It isn't permanent like a sharpie, but still lingers quite a while, especially on duller finishes.


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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:44 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:29 pm
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Location: Massillon, OH
http://www.buddiesproshop.com/product/2 ... Pencil.htm


http://www.bowlingindex.com/store/merch ... Code=PS-YP


Both are good people, and QUIT letting him use a sharpie !!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:47 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:29 pm
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Location: Massillon, OH
PM me your address or his shops address and I'll mail a few out to you for free, I have a ton of white ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:57 pm 

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Location: Iowa Falls, IA
What is the nation's opinion of having the grip etched into the ball's surface, ala on the PBA truck?
I'm kinda torn- although the scars are ugly, you can see in no uncertain terms if the driller hit the marks.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:08 pm 

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Location: Massillon, OH
I lightly etch the fingers after drilling the thumb, I don't go deep with it, but it helps me when drilling. I don't do the full grip b/c I don't find it necessary, that way you don't have scars besides the shallow ones for the fingers.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:23 am 

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I've seen alot of etching done by pro shop guys. I use a white grease pencil by Turbo. Wipes clean & does not leave the marking that the yellow pencils do, like Justin mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: Writing on ball
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:08 pm 

Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:45 pm
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Location: Melbourne KY
we do both...etching and pencil...we have a (1) yellow one because of the jigsaw series..but they do tend to linger on the ball for a while...not alot of customers like the etching that is why we do both.. they use etching on the trucks because it is a thiner line than the white and will be a tick more percise..but if you keep your tools sharp your just fine :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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