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Wax off Wax on, what wax do you use? - 09-26-2013, 05:01 PM

I have been using yellow carnauba wax for years.
Also been using bowling alley wax.
I never liked the petro smell .


The other day I picked up a can of Meguiars ultimate pure synthetic polymer paste wax.

So far I like it better , seems to keep the shaft slicker then the other waxes.
and it smells a lot better.

Anyone done anykind of research on car and wood waxes?

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09-26-2013, 05:06 PM



I use Butchers Bowling Alley Wax. I have a good friend who insists that any carabula wax works fine.

I agree that Butchers has the strongest smell, but I do think it is most effective.

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09-26-2013, 05:21 PM

I love that smell. Altho, I had a serious problem when I was young and building model cars and planes.

I burnt a few cells out. Probably why I enjoy pool so much. J/K.

I use Hightowers wax. Does the trick.

Have to see if I can get my mitts on some of that McGuires.

Mike, you should try some Astro Glide.

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09-26-2013, 05:54 PM

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I have been using yellow carnauba wax for years.
Also been using bowling alley wax.
I never liked the petro smell .


The other day I picked up a can of Meguiars ultimate pure synthetic polymer paste wax.

So far I like it better , seems to keep the shaft slicker then the other waxes.
and it smells a lot better.

Anyone done anykind of research on car and wood waxes?

MMike
I use Butchers Bowling alley wax. After 10 years I'm not halfway through the tin.


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09-26-2013, 05:55 PM

I used to use car wax (Meguiar's Gold), but for these past several years I have gone wax less.


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09-26-2013, 06:44 PM

I'm a newb. Are you guys talking about was for you cues or balls? or both?
  
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09-26-2013, 06:49 PM

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I'm a newb. Are you guys talking about was for you cues or balls? or both?
The shaft.

Szamboti used Butchers Bowling Alley Wax, and I use it too.

It is stupid cheap and works fabulous. But there are many things that work well too.

Careful waxing your balls....

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09-26-2013, 07:03 PM

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The shaft.
Okay cool. I assume it makes it more slick and smooth?
  
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09-26-2013, 07:06 PM

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Okay cool. I assume it makes it more slick and smooth?
Yep and the other benefit that nobody mentions is that when you get home you can run a magic eraser over it and the shafts wont get blue at all.

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wax - 09-26-2013, 08:05 PM

Are you applying while spinning it on a lathe or just by hand with a rag?
  
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Wax - 09-26-2013, 08:09 PM

Did you guys check with your cuemaker before using wax? I did, and he said never use wax because it affects the wood, builds up over time, and turns yellow. He said to only use Wood Polisher if anything, SO

when I do use something, I use Lemon Pledge, a polisher, spray some on a paper towel and rub it on my shaft. It does the trick.


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09-26-2013, 09:38 PM

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I use Butchers Bowling Alley Wax. I have a good friend who insists that any carabula wax works fine.

I agree that Butchers has the strongest smell, but I do think it is most effective.

Ken
+ 1 for Butcher's if you want your Shafts to stay clean. I also use Mother's Car Wax
from time to time. Doesn't last as long, but quicker application time wise.


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09-26-2013, 11:36 PM

I've tried every wax imaginable.....furniture, auto, pool cue. The best cue wax is made by a company in Birmingham. England. I've been using their cue wax for the past 3 years and nothing beats it.

It's a bit pricey because of the shipping cost to the USA which doubles the cost of the wax. Smallest order quantity is 3 cans and sometimes you can find this offered on e-Bay. My contact there is Simon Brown and he's just a great guy and totally dependable. Anyway, 3 cans would run you an average cost just under $12.00 a can ( quantity of 3 cans). It's well worth the price and 3 cans should last you a while. I order in a minimum quantity of a dozen because I polish my pool cue shafts several times a week and I also wax 3-4 cue shafts for my pals.

I wish I could have gotten exclusive distribution rights for the States but that wasn't even a option.This is really the best cue wax around and maybe 3 pool buddies should split an order to try this wax......you will not be disappointed. Do not order this product during seasonally hot weather. I just lost an order of 15 cans that was shipped this past July and the cans were ruined by extreme heat. Keep in mind that it takes more than a week in transit to get here from England and shipping during the summer months is ill advised. I'll only order from now own from mid October through April as I reside in Central California.

Anyway, the name of the company is Craftsman Cues and get in touch with Simon. Tell him Matt from California sent you his way......this guy is so great that he refunded me the entire purchase price on my order of 15 cans. I was able to salvage 5 cans by placing them in the refrigerator and I contacted Simon and offered to pay for at least part of the order and 1/3 seemed about right. Simon politely declined and said it was a mutual lesson learned about not shipping cue wax during hot weather and he wasn't concerned about any payment. I'd been a good customer and he said my patronage was worth more to him than the last order so just consider this to be a freebie.

You can Google Craftsman Cues or periodically keep checking e-Bay under pool cue wax search.......You can't go wrong.


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09-27-2013, 12:53 AM

i use this,



for shaft and butt as well.


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Wax off Wax on, what wax do you use? - 09-27-2013, 01:10 AM

I used Mother's California Gold Pure Carnauba at first. Good stuff IF you can find it.

When I couldn't get it locally any more,I used the same can of Meguiar's #26 High Tech Yellow for over 10 years.

Now,I can only find it in liquid locally,or in paste online.

I'm using Meguiar's Gold Class now because it's easier to find locally,and go thru a can faster now that I do all the repairs locally and working tournaments.

I've got a can of Rennaisance coming now too.

I only recommend using waxes that are white or yellow in color so they don't change the color of the wood. I don't like cleaner waxes myself. Tommy D.


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