View Full Version : keeping pool balls clean

08-09-2008, 12:02 AM
What is the best & most economical way?

08-09-2008, 05:13 AM
There are several electric ball cleaners on the market (goggle it) and JoeW has devised a mechanical model that he sells... it appears to be the most economical. The best? Who knows?

08-09-2008, 06:52 AM
I use a cleaner called Basic H*. I put about a tablespoon in the bathroom sink, fill it with water, place the balls in it and leave it for about 15 minutes. I return, use a brush to swish the balls around going from the one through the fifteen with a little extra attention to the cue ball. I then rinse and dry the balls.

It works better that anything else I've found and cost very little. It might not be the thing for a commercial room but for my home room it's perfect. I get many compliments on my balls. Hey Jeff, you've got clean balls! Thanks, I say.

Jeff Livingston

*I sell this stuff, btw, so take the advice with a grain of salt:


TX Poolnut
08-09-2008, 06:54 AM
Spit shine. You'll save a ton of money.

Big C
08-09-2008, 06:55 PM
I use pledge with a dry cotton towel for day-to-day cleaning. However, I don't recommend doing this to the cueball. A couple a times a year I will break out the Aramith ball polish with a clean towel and they stay like new.