04-19-2002, 12:05 PM
I have a set of Hyatt Lifetimer Vitalite balls, which I bought about 30 years ago. Over the years I have kept them clean and shiny, with nothing but a little lukewarm water, and some ball polish. Unfortunately, the last time I cleaned them, I must have had the hot water tap on too long, and the balls came out mottled and blotchy (with the exception of the cue ball, the 1, the 9, and one or two others. After letting them thoroughly dry I weighed and measured each one, and they all came in precisely on spec. My questions: Is there any way to reverse this mottled appearance? Aside from appearance, have I damaged the balls?