FYI..... My ball had alot of scratches, really unusable. I used Pledge with orange oil on it and they are not noticable anymore. This is a tempory fix, I guess as the oil dries it will reveal the scratches again. I suppose you could use any oil, as long as the ball stays slightly damp. I did this yesterday afternoon and it is still good as of this morning. This will work for my haunt, we only do Halloween night. Hope this helps someone. You may want to test a small area first just to make sure whatever you use doesn't react with your ball. Good luck!