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Thread: What is BLO? Where to get bowling alley wax?

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    What is BLO? Where to get bowling alley wax?

    What is BLO? I did a quick search and I couldn't find an answer. Pardon the ignorance.

    Also where is a good source for Bowling Alley wax? Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Markham View Post
    What is BLO? I did a quick search and I couldn't find an answer. Pardon the ignorance.

    Also where is a good source for Bowling Alley wax? Thanks for the help!
    Boiled linseed oil. Don't know about the wax.

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    BLO= Boiled Linseed Oil
    The last Bowling Alley Wax I got was at my local hardware store. Are you looking for the paste or liquid?

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    Google "Bowling Alley Wax" and you will come up with a number of sources including Amazon.
    Howie.........

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    As an avid bowler; I can tell you that the alley itself has an oil applied, daily.

    The approach has a wax. Use a quailty carnauba wax and you are good to go. "bowling alley wax" is akin to "tung oil"
    Scott

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    What is different about bowling alley wax?

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    Thanks Y'all, that makes sense.

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    Nothing that's going to make a difference. Most obvious difference is that it doesn't say "bowling Alley" wax on it.

    Most new bowling alley lanes and approaches are now synthetic.
    Scott

    Finishing is an 'Art & a Science'. Actually, it is a process. You must understand the properties and tendencies of the finish you are using. You must know the proper steps and techniques, then you must execute them properly.

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