Scratches on cue

THam

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I keep getting more and more scratches on my break cues finish, it might even be deep enough to be into the wood. I’m thinking it’s my case but I’m not sure. I haven’t dropped it or anything. The weirdest part is the scratches run laterally. I’m just concerned because my new cue will be ebony as well and I don’t want it to happen to a $3500 stick. Anyone know of this problem?
 

Dave-Kat

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Case.... Had a good friend with similar problem on a higher end cue he showed me scratches and could not figure it out.

I dropped a inexpensive endoscope with light on end down tubes on his custom case and he had exposed staple or tack towards bottom that was the culprit.

Stay well,
Kat
 

Black-Balled

He Rides the Skies
Silver Member
I guess new cue + new case = more happy.

The hardships we must endure for the game we love...sigh.
 

ChrisinNC

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I keep getting more and more scratches on my break cues finish, it might even be deep enough to be into the wood. I’m thinking it’s my case but I’m not sure. I haven’t dropped it or anything. The weirdest part is the scratches run laterally. I’m just concerned because my new cue will be ebony as well and I don’t want it to happen to a $3500 stick. Anyone know of this problem?
I assume you eliminated the possibility that the back of your cue is occasionally slamming onto the top of the rails on your break follow through?
 

THam

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I assume you eliminated the possibility that the back of your cue is occasionally slamming onto the top of the rails on your break follow through?

I hadn't considered that but I'm fairly certain I'm not hitting it on the table on followthrough.
 

jimmyco

NRA4Life
Gold Member
Silver Member
Some debris may have fallen down the tube and lodged in the padding.

For a couple bucks you can buy a 3' piece of PVC and insert it into the case, trying to duplicate the damage.
 

garczar

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Some debris may have fallen down the tube and lodged in the padding.

For a couple bucks you can buy a 3' piece of PVC and insert it into the case, trying to duplicate the damage.
Have someone watch/video while you break. Sounds to me like you're hitting the table.
 

jon21588

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I’ve had this happen when I put my shafts tip down into the case before I put my butts in. Not sure how they line up in the JB Cases but the edges of the shaft would catch my butt when I put it into the case and scratch it. Granted I’ve only had it scratch the wrap but that may be what’s happening to you.
 
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