BB question

texasfernMarch 12, 2009

What do you use to fill the holes in the bowling ball?

I want to start one today, i NEED to start something, and what I usually use takes too long.

I need a "fill it now and get started" plan!

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charmo

I have done a couple BB and I put aluminum foil in the holes then put some plaster like polyfilla on top of it, when dry you just sand a little to make things nice and smooth and voila, you are ready to go! Hope this helps!
Woo hoo, finally I can help someone!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 1:20PM
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daisyme

I read to use wood putty. I tried little pebbles to fill most of it and then thinset, but the thinset droops and cracks. I'm having trouble with filling and losing the etched lettering on mine. Arg!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 1:47PM
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aka_strawberrygoat

I stuffed the one I taped, with cotton balls, covered with masking tape, covered with duct tape.
it stayed firm.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 4:21PM
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gibsona

I don't put anything in mine. I usually try to put a large piece of tess over it and, on some, I just leave them open to prove that it really is a bowling ball! Good luck!
Ann

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 4:29PM
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becky_ia

I fill it with left-over grout. Smooth over the hole...perfect.

becky

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 4:51PM
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susiewantsroses

I stuff paper towels and then fill up with GE Silicone II. It will set within the hour.

Susie

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 7:59PM
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emtnest

I only fill in the two finger holes and leave the thumb hole so that it can be put on rebar or something else... if it is not put on anything it can always be put hole down. Also use leftover grout or just mix some up.. cement or thinset works as well.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 8:07PM
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nicethyme

I only do 2 holes like Emtnest does. I use tightly packed foil and close over that with thinset

    Bookmark   March 13, 2009 at 8:32AM
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texasfern

What a frugal creative bunch we are!
Thanks ya'll. I'm almost finished with the mirror, and will stuff the little holes and start tomorrow!
Hopefully I will have a camera for some pics.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2009 at 12:29PM
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Calamity_J

I have covered them with tess And others have left cuz it's so fun to see peoples faces when you turn it over and show them the BB holes!!!lol!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 8:54PM
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