Can someone help me figure out what's wrong with my shaft and what's causing this dis

tjlmbklr

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Sorry for the botched title, I ran out of letters.

I have owned about a dozen cues and I have always been very meticulous with my shaft care and have never seen this issue. I bought this Meucci pro as a partial blank and had Schmelke cues custom make a cue for me. I know they have to put their finish on it as well as 'The Pro' sticker before the finish coat, but I don't know is this issue is something they did or if it's a defect from Meucci. As you see but the pics/video there are uneven areas that get dirty very fast, this is even with a seal of wax on it. It also only takes a few hours of play for it to appear.

https://imgur.com/a/rSDLoa7

Thanks.


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JoeyInCali

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Schmelke dips their shafts and cues on UV finish.
End to end.
It is a very thick finish and turns greenish bluish when the finish wears out.
 

tjlmbklr

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Schmelke dips their shafts and cues on UV finish.

End to end.

It is a very thick finish and turns greenish bluish when the finish wears out.
This makes sense but I have lightly sanded and burnished and sealed the cue a few times after this happens, how is it not in more areas? Also I have a Schmelke break cue that is not doing this.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll contact Dave at Schmelke and see what they can do for me.

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cueman

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I think you or someone sanded through the factory finish in areas. And that is why it is taking on chalk in those areas. Taking a few thousanths off with a good sanding will most likely allow your shaft to get dirty everywhere like most shafts do.
 

tjlmbklr

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I think you or someone sanded through the factory finish in areas. And that is why it is taking on chalk in those areas. Taking a few thousanths off with a good sanding will most likely allow your shaft to get dirty everywhere like most shafts do.
So I should take it to a qualified cue Smith to have them run it on the lathe to clean it up?

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tsp&b

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Perhaps you may want to give David a call at Schmelke.... Just sayin'
 

tjlmbklr

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Perhaps you may want to give David a call at Schmelke.... Just sayin'
I did email him last night. I'm giving him to the end of the day. If I don't hear from him I'll call them. I know they don't start until 10a

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captainjko

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I did email him last night. I'm giving him to the end of the day. If I don't hear from him I'll call them. I know they don't start until 10a

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Maybe it is "luck residue" from practice?


Couldnt help it... Hope they get you some answers
 

cueman

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So I should take it to a qualified cue Smith to have them run it on the lathe to clean it up?

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Yes that is exactly what I would do if I were you. A few minutes on the lathe a few thousandths smaller diameter and you will be as good as new.
 
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