Maintenance and Cleaning Your Mikasa Volleyballs

The maintenance method for laminated balls
(Synthetic leather / Natural leather type)

V200W

Laminated ball
(Synthetic leather / Natural leather type)

This is a type of a ball of which the panels are laminated onto ball’s carcass. Mostly, the panels are used for volleyball and basketball.

Applicable products : MVA200 / BQ1000 etc.

Ball care after using the ball

  • Please wipe the surface of the ball with a soft cloth.
  • If you are unable to remove dirt easily, please wipe the ball with a moistened cloth.
  • If you are unable to remove dirt with water, please wipe the ball with a cloth moistened with a water-diluted mild detergent.
  • If you use mild detergent to clean the ball, please wipe off any remaining detergent thoroughly to ensure that it does not remain on the ball surface (detergent may cause ball discoloration)
  • If you use water to clean the ball, please wipe the ball afterwards with a dry cloth.
  • Please dry the ball out of direct sunlight in a well-ventilated place.
  • If the ball has been soaked in rain, please wipe away moisture and dirt using a cloth, then dry the ball out of direct sunlight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Please do not wipe the ball with solvents such as benzene. (This may damage the cover material)

When the ball gets wet

Panels for a laminated ball are bonded by glue on the ball’s carcass.
The excessive moisture and heat to the ball brings a decrease of adhesion force, and the panels may peel off or may have discoloration.

  • If you use water to clean the ball, please wipe the ball afterwards with a dry cloth.
  • Please dry the ball out of direct sunlight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Please do not use the dryer to dry the ball out.

Precaution

  • Please avoid leaving balls in a place that is exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Please avoid storing balls in hot or humid places.
  • Please store balls in a well-ventilated place.
  • Please dry balls regularly in a well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight.

The maintenance method for a stitched ball
(Hand-stitched /Machine-stitched)


VLS300

Stitched ball (Hand-stitched/ Machine-stitched)

This is a type of a ball of which each panel is stitched over the ball’s carcass. Stitched balls are categorized into hand-stitched and machine-stitched.

Applicable products : VLS300 / FL555-WBK etc.

Ball care after using the ball

  • After use, please remove any dirt or sand that may be lodged in the ball stitching part,using a rush or similar tool.
  • Please wipe the surface of the ball with a soft cloth.
  • If you are unable to remove dirt easily, please wipe the ball with a moistened cloth.
  • If you are unable to remove dirt with water, please wipe the ball with a cloth moistened with a water-diluted mild detergent.
  • If you use a mild detergent to clean the ball, please wipe off any remaining detergent thoroughly to ensure that it does not remain on the ball surface (detergent may cause ball discoloration)
  • If you use water to clean the ball, please wipe the ball afterwards with a dry cloth.
  • Please dry the ball out of direct sunlight in a well-ventilated place.
  • If the ball has been soaked in rain, please wipe away moisture and dirt using a cloth, then dry the ball out of direct sunlight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Please do not wipe the ball with solvents such as benzene. (This may damage the cover material.)
  • Please remove air after use, if the same air pressure remains in the ball after use, the ball may expand or distort.

Precaution

  • Please avoid leaving balls in a place that is exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Please avoid storing balls in hot or humid places.
  • Please store balls in a well-ventilated place.
  • Please dry balls regularly in a well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight.

Precautions for inflating

A word of caution when inflating the ball, please always moisten the inflating needle with Glycerin (NDLSC) before inserting it into the valve.


Inserting a dry needle may damage the valve and cause air leakage.

from: https://mikasasports.co.jp/e/support/maintenance/

 

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