Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Main Forum
Reload this Page Alright, when and how do I use this?
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
Alright, when and how do I use this?
Old
  (#1)
merlin7734
AzB Bronze Member
merlin7734 is on a distinguished road
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 16
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Mar 2019
   
Alright, when and how do I use this? - 04-09-2019, 11:38 AM

So in addition to the cue with the warped shaft (which I just received my case and replacement shaft today! ) and a box of chalk I received this... I assumed it was to be used every couple shots to keep my shaft from dragging through my bridge fingers?

  
Reply With Quote

Old
  (#2)
travislj
AzB Silver Member
travislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 142
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bethlehem, Ga.
   
04-09-2019, 12:10 PM

It's real simple to use, just use it if your shaft ever gets sticky etc. Works pretty good for what it is. Most people rarely need to use it. Depends alot on the humidity where you play
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3)
Chopdoc
AzB Silver Member
Chopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond reputeChopdoc has a reputation beyond repute
 
Chopdoc's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 23,675
vCash: 500
iTrader: 21 / 100%
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
   
04-09-2019, 12:41 PM

It has a very rough abrasive interior. Slide it over your shaft and rub. This is a great way to ruin your shaft.

Most often when that comes with a cue you bought on Ebay, the shaft is already ruined.

If I see that in the pictures of the sale of a cue, I assume the shaft is ruined.

.


Bury me with my JOSS....


"Chop Lock"
Member of the world famous Lock Society

Cases I made: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=258632
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4)
ugotactionTX
I'm in dead rack!
ugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond reputeugotactionTX has a reputation beyond repute
 
ugotactionTX's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,876
vCash: 4600
iTrader: 27 / 100%
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: North Texas
   
04-09-2019, 01:54 PM

the easiest way to use it is to take out of your case and throw it right in the garbage. Wood and Scotch bright is a terrible combination...
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#5)
merlin7734
AzB Bronze Member
merlin7734 is on a distinguished road
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 16
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Mar 2019
   
04-09-2019, 02:09 PM

Appreciate the responses!
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6)
travislj
AzB Silver Member
travislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 142
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bethlehem, Ga.
   
04-09-2019, 02:12 PM

Obviously there is a couple variations of this. The one I have is at least 20 years old and the interior is same material as the outside. Just looked at the one my friend got recently and it does have a scotch brite like interior. So I agree with above poster that you probably should just toss it
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#7)
merlin7734
AzB Bronze Member
merlin7734 is on a distinguished road
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 16
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Mar 2019
   
04-09-2019, 02:21 PM

Follow up question then, what’s the best way for me to care for my shaft? Small bit of rubbing alcohol? Wet wipes?
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#8)
merlin7734
AzB Bronze Member
merlin7734 is on a distinguished road
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 16
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Mar 2019
   
04-09-2019, 02:22 PM

This one is over twenty years old but I likely will not use it
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#9)
travislj
AzB Silver Member
travislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond reputetravislj has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 142
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bethlehem, Ga.
   
04-09-2019, 03:26 PM

Never wanna use wet wipes on a shaft. Moisture is not your shafts friend. Lots of people like the dry powder cleaner. Some folks just use a dry towel or even a dollar bill. Best way to care for it is to keep it in a good climate & away from moisture
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#10)
garczar
AzB Silver Member
garczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond reputegarczar has a reputation beyond repute
 
Status: Online
Posts: 7,954
vCash: 500
iTrader: 13 / 93%
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murica
   
04-09-2019, 03:53 PM

First, keep your hands clean. What i did: use a clean cloth/paper towel and de-natured alcohol to clean. Then use 600(lightly), then 800 and 1000 to get it smooth. Then wax it with Qwax or RenaissanceWax. Done.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#11)
measureman
AzB Silver Member
measureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond reputemeasureman has a reputation beyond repute
 
measureman's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 7,349
vCash: 1500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Denver
   
04-09-2019, 04:23 PM

If my shaft gets a little sticky or i feel a little crud on it I use a napkin or a dollar bill.
And I rub it vigorously. This will put a little glaze on it and it will be super slick.
If you clean it this way often you may be able to not use some of the slightly damaging methods like magic eraser or 1500 grit sandpaper( horrors!).


Playing cue- The Mighty Lucasi Cocobolo
Back up cue - Troy Downey

I woke up.
Triangles tips and Masters chalk are good enough.




The Truth: If you have a stroke the gear don't matter... If you don't have a stroke the gear won't help.
The above quote by Softshot
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#12)
VonRhett
Friends Call Me "von"
VonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond reputeVonRhett has a reputation beyond repute
 
VonRhett's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,924
vCash: 2000
iTrader: 45 / 100%
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Las Vegas
   
04-09-2019, 06:15 PM

Every couple shots??

You use this every couple shots and your cue will become a tiny twig in 6-months.

It will make a 1980's Meucci look stiff.

THROW IT AWAY. It literally sands down your shaft.

Should be dozens of threads on here on proper shaft cleaning and maintenance, without sanding it --- EVER.

-von


Quote:
Originally Posted by merlin7734 View Post
<snip>. I assumed it was to be used every couple shots to keep my shaft from dragging through my bridge fingers?


- "Von"
Playing Cue: Paul Mottey, BOBBY HUNTER
Case: JACK JUSTIS
Other Cues: Bobby Hunter(s); JossWest(s); Mottey, Others

Where's Jimbo??
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#13)
jimmyco
...........
jimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond reputejimmyco has a reputation beyond repute
 
jimmyco's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 2,796
vCash: 500
iTrader: 12 / 100%
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Colorado
   
04-09-2019, 07:00 PM

I'd keep it. Looks perfect for setting a hot pot of chili on.


Player-Bob Owen Custom
Breaker-N.E. O'Barqueue
Case-Rusty Melton 1x2
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#14)
De420MadHatter
SicBiNature
De420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond reputeDe420MadHatter has a reputation beyond repute
 
De420MadHatter's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 581
vCash: 500
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Merica
   
04-09-2019, 07:29 PM

Priceless piece of equipment. Nothing better, if you find yourself playing off the wall, in random places. I always have something similar, that stays in my vehicle, all the time. Piece of magic erase, one of these, scotch brite. Works great. This one though, will keep all white wax/sawdust/whatever, from getting all over your change, bills, etc..., while in your pocket.
I hate gloves, so it is what it is .
I love house cues. I have 3 customs, and haven't shot with any of them, in the last 3 yrs.
  
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#15)
Runner
AzB Silver Member
Runner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond reputeRunner has a reputation beyond repute
 
Runner's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 1,348
vCash: 500
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Join Date: Jul 2015
   
04-10-2019, 08:45 AM

Yeah, the one I have has Scotchbrite inside... not good for a
maple shaft.. as mentioned above, I leave it in my case when
I have to use a house cue for breaking, in case my break tip
comes off.

All I use are those brown paper towels with a waffle pattern,
moistened with a tiny bit of water.. gets the grime and chalk
off, then buff with a dry one.
  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.