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How do you repair a mushroomed tip? - 07-25-2014, 01:32 PM

Besides driving 40 miles to the cue repair man. I've had limited success with the 5 in 1 tool. There must be a better way.
  
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07-25-2014, 01:54 PM

With fewer than 3 or 4 exceptions, I've always repaired or replaced my tips by hand using the most basic of tools.

- Glue
- Tip
- Fingers
- Sand paper of a couple different grades (coarse, fine, etc.)
- A SHARP razor blade

I use an emery board to keep my tips in shape from time to time...BEFORE they mushroom out.

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07-25-2014, 01:54 PM

Just cut it down with a sharp knife
  
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07-25-2014, 02:21 PM

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Just cut it down with a sharp knife
This. And sand to smooth it out as desired. Like one of the posters above I have done most of the tip work using basic cue tools, sandpaper and a razor blade.
  
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07-25-2014, 02:48 PM

I'd drive the 40 miles, or you might be driving 40 miles to purchase a new shaft.

or, I had pretty good success with a Porper Big Shaver. I was tipping everything in sight, pretty much anything that would fit in there and everyone's pool cue, house cues at the bars we played at, the bartenders pencil...
The Big shaver was reasonably priced and seemed to work out real well
  
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07-25-2014, 02:59 PM

The porper mushroom grazer works fine.



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07-25-2014, 03:33 PM

Anybody else tried Joe Porper's Pool Mushroom Grazer Cue Tip Tool Trimmer? I herd that it can gouge the tip. I'd rather drive the 40 miles than use a razor blade.
  
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07-25-2014, 03:43 PM

I use the porper. It works okay, but I can see how a tip could get gauged. The best way to use it is to take off a very little bit at a time.

I've also used the ultimate tip tool. It's got a couple of bits of abrasive on the outside of the prongs. You need to be careful not to scratch your ferrule, but unless you're quite cack-handed you should be okay. The tool also burnishes the edge of the tip, as well as shaping and scuffing.

To get rid of mushrooms, I take the majority off with the porper, then fine tune and burnish with the tip tool.

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07-25-2014, 04:07 PM

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Besides driving 40 miles to the cue repair man. I've had limited success with the 5 in 1 tool. There must be a better way.
Buy a Ki-Tech tip, drive 40 miles, never drive there again till tip wears out.

Yes it's a plug but I'm super impressed with those tips. Had a Soft for months, never had to touch it once.


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07-25-2014, 04:34 PM

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Buy a Ki-Tech tip, drive 40 miles, never drive there again till tip wears out.

Yes it's a plug but I'm super impressed with those tips. Had a Soft for months, never had to touch it once.
This. Same experience.


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07-25-2014, 06:37 PM

Honestly, I use a coarse nail file (6 for $2.00).
  
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07-25-2014, 06:51 PM

How I do it...

I take the mushroomed tip off & clean the area
with any simple tools that are available around...

I purchase a new tip I like from the net.
When received I glue the tip back on.
I hold the tip I glued tight with my finger.
I watch the Color Of Money waiting to dry.
I then wash my finger that has a tip dent.
When dry I file, sand to desired shape.
I then black the tip outside with sharpie.
I then don't break or jump with my player.

Actually ya may wanna get one of these
and make money at it locally...

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07-25-2014, 07:06 PM

Circumcision.

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07-25-2014, 07:11 PM

with this

http://last4ever.net/Instructional_Videos.html


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07-25-2014, 07:21 PM

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Besides driving 40 miles to the cue repair man. I've had limited success with the 5 in 1 tool. There must be a better way.
This is the best little tool to keep in case for such need...
  
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