Clean Lawn Bowls

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Can clean bowls improve your game?

An opponent on the weekend mentioned he cleans his bowls with Mineral Turps. I had not heard of this before and decided to try it.

To clean my bowls I used an oversize wooden toothpick to get into the plain ring grip on my bowls and remove the built up grip material (You could use another suitably shaped object, but nothing too hard that it scratches any paint rings off). I then simply applied some turps to a cloth and wiped and lightly scrubbed the bowl. The results were pretty pleasing. I'm not sure if the turps will dull the coloured paint on the bowls?

Check out the 'before' and 'after photos' below.

Anyone else have a cleaning method they would like to share? Or bowls care generally, including enhancing grip?  I will post responses below -


"Turps can remove paint as well as grease and grime. A good wash using kitchen detergent and warm water will do the job just as well without affecting the paintwork. Fortunately the paint used to colour emblems is the same as that used to paint model aircraft and the like, which is dissolved using lacquer thinner." - Len Hyde



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