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bbb
11-25-2012, 06:01 PM
it seems my home table has ALOT of chalk in the cloth
when i get done playing
the palm of my left (bridge hand) is blue
i vaccuum my table every weel
maybe i need a different vaccuum
what do you recommend
i use masters chalk

measureman
11-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Brush it vigorously . Use a pool table brush to get the chalk out of the cloth.

pt109
11-25-2012, 06:52 PM
Check the temperature of your hand....
...the blue might be a result of shooting too many balls that are froze.:sorry:

ctyhntr
11-25-2012, 07:41 PM
Other than, vacuuming, and brushing, have you looked into the Simonis X-1?

http://www.seyberts.com/products/Simonis_Cloth_X_1_Pool_Table_Cloth_Cleaner-100773-92.html

poolhustler
11-25-2012, 07:45 PM
Brush it vigorously . Use a pool table brush to get the chalk out of the cloth.

All that does is push the chalk dust under the cloth.

You need to vaccuum and then wipe the table down with a damp cloth.

If you have ever pulled the cloth off a table that has had the same cloth for years with heavy use and only brushed, its amazing how much chalk dust gets under the cloth.

xplor
11-25-2012, 07:52 PM
Buy a blue glove.

ENGLISH!
11-25-2012, 08:04 PM
What color is your cloth. Are U sure it's chalk. I chalk before every shot & have never had that problem with my table.

I have had that problem with bar tables that have gotten wet. It might be the dye in the cloth.

Tramp Steamer
11-25-2012, 08:08 PM
A common malady suffered by pool players, bbb. It is caused by the lack of circulation in the bridge hand.
When the bridge arm, as it were, is stretched out for long periods of time it tends to stress the brachial artery, reducing blood flow to the bridge hand.
The cure, of course, is to stop playing pool for a couple of months.
I myself, had a chronic "orange" hand. That was from eating too many Cheetos and watching porn...well, you know the rest of the story. :)

mortuarymike-nv
11-25-2012, 11:26 PM
I am not a table mechanic
so i dont know if i am doing it right or wrong.

i vacum then i use upholstry cleaner the spray stuff in a can.
i really scub the cleaner in to the cloth then i vacum. wait 1 hr and vacum again and i place a fan on the table to help it dry.

right wrong or indifferent this what i do and it seems to work for me .

best of luck
mmike

bearsafety
11-25-2012, 11:50 PM
All that does is push the chalk dust under the cloth.

You need to vaccuum and then wipe the table down with a damp cloth.

If you have ever pulled the cloth off a table that has had the same cloth for years with heavy use and only brushed, its amazing how much chalk dust gets under the cloth.

I have heard wiping your table down with a damp cloth stretches your cloth out really fast

backplaying
11-26-2012, 01:38 AM
All that does is push the chalk dust under the cloth.

You need to vaccuum and then wipe the table down with a damp cloth.

If you have ever pulled the cloth off a table that has had the same cloth for years with heavy use and only brushed, its amazing how much chalk dust gets under the cloth.

I have found a little vinegar works well mixed in water. Davey Crockett showed me this and said it was the only way he cleaned his tables at his poolroom.

Harold Smith
11-26-2012, 02:29 AM
When they say damp, they mean barely damp. This works well, but I don't have the rag too damp.--Smitty

PolarBear
11-26-2012, 04:36 AM
I have played on a table that is cleaned regularly with chalk off and have not had a blue hand yet. I have read from other members here that they use a microfiber cloth and rub it real fast to create static electricity to attract the chalk dust.

pool101
11-26-2012, 07:40 AM
I have played on a table that is cleaned regularly with chalk off and have not had a blue hand yet. I have read from other members here that they use a microfiber cloth and rub it real fast to create static electricity to attract the chalk dust.

What he said about the micro fiber towel.. works for me.

Scaramouche
11-26-2012, 07:48 AM
Other than, vacuuming, and brushing, have you looked into the Simonis X-1?

http://www.seyberts.com/products/Simonis_Cloth_X_1_Pool_Table_Cloth_Cleaner-100773-92.html

I used the X-1 on a table that had never seen a vacuum cleaner.
It had been brushed regularly.
Cleaned the table every time I played on it, followed by wiping down with a slightly damp microfibre cloth.
There would be considerable chalk on the surface that was picked up by the damp cloth.
When you played you still got a blue palm.
The X-1 gradually pulled all the chalk out of the cloth.
After a few months, the cloth was clean, no more blue palm.
Cheaper than vacuum cleaner and a couple of brushes, but not an instant cure for the problem. :D

The main virtue of the X-1 over the microfibre towel mentioned in the previous post is that the X-1 is easier to use.

CreeDo
11-26-2012, 01:09 PM
I have played on a table that is cleaned regularly with chalk off and have not had a blue hand yet. I have read from other members here that they use a microfiber cloth and rub it real fast to create static electricity to attract the chalk dust.

Seriously, Chalk Off (http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=101&osCsid=4a02b54f3c0ad23bed6b9729eaec7b92) is the answer. You need something damp to grab the chalk powder and hold on to it. The spray provides the right level of dampness, and the foaming action seems to help lift it from the cloth. It dries fast and doesn't seem to have any negative effects. I wish everyone used it.

Cornerman
11-26-2012, 01:25 PM
the palm of my left (bridge hand) is blue


What color are your balls?

Freddie <~~~ just asking

Txstang1
11-26-2012, 01:28 PM
I use the X-1.

pt109
11-26-2012, 01:31 PM
Seriously, Chalk Off (http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=101&osCsid=4a02b54f3c0ad23bed6b9729eaec7b92) is the answer. You need something damp to grab the chalk powder and hold on to it. The spray provides the right level of dampness, and the foaming action seems to help lift it from the cloth. It dries fast and doesn't seem to have any negative effects. I wish everyone used it.

I found the opposite with any spray stuff or a damp cloth....
..the cloth dries hard and takes the life out of a spinning ball.
I feel the answer is to vacuum more often....
...if you play on a table every day, your bridge hand buries the chalk into
the cloth and the vacuum can't budge it.
I also use the Simonis x-thing for a quick clean, but vacuuming is the best.

the kidd
11-26-2012, 01:52 PM
Either use green chalk (no more Blue stain) or lots of talk,it seems my home table has ALOT of chalk in the cloth
when i get done playing
the palm of my left (bridge hand) is blue
i vaccuum my table every weel
maybe i need a different vaccuum
what do you recommend
i use masters chalk

Stones
11-26-2012, 01:59 PM
A blue hand has saved me more than once.

In my married days, I would go out and "run the hogs" (for you non Texans is means chasing the ladies).

On the way home, I would stop by the poolroom, find the dirtiest table in the place and rub my hand vigorously back and forth across the cloth. Then, I would take a piece of chalk and finish the job by marking between my fingers. Hence, blue hand.

When I got home, right through the door, my wife would scream, "WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?"

I'd say I was out having sex with my new girlfriend!

Next, She'd scream, "LET ME SEE YOUR HANDS!!!"

I'd show her and she's scream, "DON'T LIE TO ME , YOU S.O.B.! YOU'VE BEEN OUT PLAYING POOL AGAIN, HAVEN'T YOU?"


Stones

RRfireblade
11-26-2012, 02:00 PM
I've had tables get wet for other reasons, def not going that way on purpose.

Just that way I do it...

I vaccum first, getting as much loose chalk right off the bat so as to not brush anymore 'into' the cloth.

Then.... I brush and break loose as much as I can.

Then.... Vaccum again slowly and deliberately to pull as much back thru the cloth as possible.

I repeat this until the vaccum filter comes out clean after a pass on the table. I use a smallish shop vac that has a fine mesh (allergy I think) cloth filter over the foam one. You can easily pull it off and blow it out with air and then start over. Doesn't take long.

BobTfromIL
11-27-2012, 08:23 AM
I'll second the X-1, does a really nice job and is easy to use. I do have to say that I have the advantage of new cloth.

chefjeff
11-27-2012, 08:35 AM
I'd say you have a very good, steady bridge.

Jeff Livingston

TheBook
11-27-2012, 10:04 AM
Use a better vacuum. Some just make noise and don't really do anything.

The other is don't chalk you cue over the table, and don't cup your hand under the tip when applying the chalk.

Another is use a different color. :smile: Seriously if you use a different color that doesn't blend in with the cloth you can see it better and you can tell if it was removed or just rubbed into the cloth. Plus you will know if it is from the chalk or something else.

bbb
12-06-2012, 06:04 AM
ive had the simonis x-1 for about a week now
it seems to be working
ie it takes longer for my hand to get blue and its not as dark
its easy to use
its worth the money to me