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Rye_a

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Here's the 2 ball before and after Aramith restorer and cleaner:

 

CESSNA10

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If you just bought a gold crown go for a new set of centennials
and use those to edge your garden
 

Black-Balled

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Nice balls!

I think those will serve you well.

Looks like somebody used steel wool on them, given the microscratches in the latter pic. They will get dirty faster, but they are just fine for use.

But new balls are nice!!!:grin-devilish:
 

jay helfert

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Here's the 2 ball before and after Aramith restorer and cleaner:


That's quite a transformation! I would play with them, but I've played in hole-in-the-wall poolrooms so many times with junky balls that I can play with anything. I play so bad it has no effect on my game.:embarrassed2:
 

alstl

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That's quite a transformation! I would play with them, but I've played in hole-in-the-wall poolrooms so many times with junky balls that I can play with anything. I play so bad it has no effect on my game.:embarrassed2:

I was in the men's room of a bar once using liquid soap to clean the chalk off the blue cue ball and for some reason people thought I was nuts.

Not nuts, just a pool player.
 

harry

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While not exactly mint, that's better than you find in most pool halls.
Hi, Bob,

Regarding 3-cushion billiards- can you tell me if the Aramith Restorer leaves a residue on the carom balls making them “slide” off the cushions?

Some ball polishes produce lots of slide... so as the game progresses, the play becomes shorter as the polish wears off... and as a by product, the residue becomes part of the cloth... in my case, Simones Rapide.

Thanks for your reply.
 

Black-Balled

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Hi, Bob,

Regarding 3-cushion billiards- can you tell me if the Aramith Restorer leaves a residue on the carom balls making them “slide” off the cushions?

Some ball polishes produce lots of slide... so as the game progresses, the play becomes shorter as the polish wears off... and as a by product, the residue becomes part of the cloth... in my case, Simones Rapide.

Thanks for your reply.
Interesting thought, but I think it is a no, to the 3c balls having residue and playing longer when freshly polished as a result.

I think the balls play shorter as time passes because of the accumulation of chalk on the balls.
 

ChrisinNC

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Please show us the result after the restorer and cleaner. They look much better already but they still look worse than any set I've seen in play. The surface looks sort of lumpy, maybe from remaining wax or something.
Yeah, they look pretty beat up, like they may have bounced on concrete too many times. I’m sure they’ll look better after using the restorer / polish, but I would’nt expect miracles.
 

Bob Jewett

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Hi, Bob,

Regarding 3-cushion billiards- can you tell me if the Aramith Restorer leaves a residue on the carom balls making them “slide” off the cushions?
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You should follow the restorer with the polish, I believe. The polish is not supposed to have any wax in it, but I always rinse polished balls with clean water and dry them to make sure any residue is removed.
 

harry

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You should follow the restorer with the polish, I believe. The polish is not supposed to have any wax in it, but I always rinse polished balls with clean water and dry them to make sure any residue is removed.
Perfect! Thank you for answering my question:)
Best,
Harry
 

harry

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Interesting thought, but I think it is a no, to the 3c balls having residue and playing longer when freshly polished as a result.

I think the balls play shorter as time passes because of the accumulation of chalk on the balls.
Probably some residue on the balls will
contribute to the increase their chalk accumulation; however, if the residue is slippery, the spinning cue ball will have less friction against the cushion cloth... causing it to slide... and play longer.

Then as play continues, the residue comes off the ball onto the cloth. With less residue on the ball it will not slide as much and begin to play shorter... and as you mentioned... aided by the accumulation of chalk.

Over time, if the balls are continually polished leaving residue, the table will eventually not play true...it will play slippery and long, just like it does with new Simonis 300 Rapide.

That’s why I think following Bob’s suggestion to wash the balls after polishing is spot on.
 

kling&allen

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You should follow the restorer with the polish, I believe. The polish is not supposed to have any wax in it, but I always rinse polished balls with clean water and dry them to make sure any residue is removed.

Bob, what polish are you using after Aramith's restorer and cleaner? Or do you consider the Aramith cleaner to be a polish?
 
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