Positive Access Point
By John Baker
A new found WOW
From time to time you find something with that WOW factor will show up. I recently purchased the ‘SMarT BMS’ sanding tool from the internet. Since I needed a way to surface my equipment and not spend a fortune doing it, I couldn’t afford the usual $300.00+ ball spinner, I ordered it anyway. I was skeptical at first but I’m glad I did. I contacted the owner and spoke with him about his system.
Q:How did you come up with this system?
A: Innovation comes from inspiration. This was certainly true in my case. I couldn’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars resurfacing my bowling balls and I knew there had to be an easier, cheaper, cleaner and more portable way to accomplish this critical maintenance at home or on the road.. Why not use the same principle as a ball spinner but with a twist. It was the abrasive pads that would turn. This innovation landed Polish Your Ball Inc. a patent and a product I am proud to say has been sold worldwide to hundreds of satisfied customers without a single return.
Q: How would you compare this system with a conventional ball spinner?
A: The major difference between a ball spinner and the SMarT BMS system is the scratch pattern produced. A ball spinner produces a crisscross scratch pattern and the SMarT BMS system produces a circular scratch pattern, similar to the out-of-box finish on most new bowling balls. You have more control of the process. Like an artist with a blank canvas, you can shape the surface the way you want.
It takes just two or three sprays of water to the abrasive pad to wet the sanding pad. It also saves you money because you use less polish for a high gloss finish or buff without any polish for lightest polished finish.
Q: Where can we get more information and extra parts and pads?
A: Supplies and accessories are just a click away at www.polishyourball.com. While there, be sure to check our ‘Mike’s Perspective’. Various topics are covered as well as helpful resurfacing tips.
Q: Do you have any suggestions about sanding or resurfacing you own balls?
A: It is very important to keep a written record of the steps taken to resurface a ball. This takes the aggravation out of duplicating the finish you find that works for you. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination and experiment.
This system is great and easy to use. The kit comes with four sanding pads, rotating ball holder, sanding pads, buffing bonnets and a bottle of polish. All I had to do was attach the ball cup to my 3/8th inch drill and away I went. With very little effort I was able to restore an old ball back to the factory finish in about less than ½ an hour. I was hooked, for less than 3 or 4 regular payed sanding, I had a system in my hands that was easy to use. It worked better than I had expected. I accidentally made my wife mad, since I made a mess in the kitchen (she’s not actually mad) although it took me an hour to clean. A suggestion would be to provide a three sided surface, kind of like a photo booth set up (a cut box works too). The water on the sanding pads spin out and a white milky slurry can make a mess. Try it outside first. However, if you get the opportunity to order one I highly recommend doing so! It’s a great product and I have no problem promoting it. You’ll be glad when you buy one too.