storing cue chalk

meopilite

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I buy Masters cue chalk that comes in a 12 pack. Chances are, the 12 pack will last me a couple years.

Is storing the extra in a ZipLock baggie sufficient from protecting it from moisture?
 

ctyhntr

RIP Kelly
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You can always dry chalk out in the oven. If you that concern you may want to consider vacuum seal chalk with a FoodSaver type machine.


I buy Masters cue chalk that comes in a 12 pack. Chances are, the 12 pack will last me a couple years.

Is storing the extra in a ZipLock baggie sufficient from protecting it from moisture?
 

HNTFSH

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At $4.95/doz you should do an experiment. Leave some in the box in a drawer and put some in a zip lock bag in the same drawer. See if one is better than another.
 

garczar

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I buy Masters cue chalk that comes in a 12 pack. Chances are, the 12 pack will last me a couple years.

Is storing the extra in a ZipLock baggie sufficient from protecting it from moisture?
Wouldn't sweat this. I bought some old pre-flag that hadn't been sealed up and it was fine. Put in a ziploc if you're unsure.
 

Black-Balled

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When I got my table many moons ago, I bought a case of chalk- the more you spend, the more you save:embarrassed2:- must be 100+ pieces.

They have been sitting on a shelf for a decade+ and I cannot tell any difference from new at this point.

What makes you think it needs protection?
 

Ken_4fun

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Good help here.

I keep a ton of old preflag Masters in ziplock bag. Its old as the hills and no issues.

I have heard about putting in low temperature oven to dry it out, I have never done it but it has been done.

Ken
 

CocoboloCowboy

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I buy Masters cue chalk that comes in a 12 pack. Chances are, the 12 pack will last me a couple years.

Is storing the extra in a ZipLock baggie sufficient from protecting it from moisture?

Sound like a good idea, if you keep the Zip Lock in a Warm Dry Spot. I live in a dry climate, 6 weeks it monsoon season.

So we do not have humidity problems like say tip of Florida, etc. Where it's humid a all year.
 

jimmyco

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Kamui chalk comes in a ziplock bag, so it cannot do any harm, I reckon.

But at $32.95 per cube, it may be just a gimmick, ya reckon?
 

ShootingArts

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I put mine in a ziploc

I did put mine in a ziploc when I bought a gross, never seemed to matter though.

Years ago I tried the oven dry thing on some master. It made the blue go on a little dryer, more like the green. No other changes. Then I found a cube that I had accidentally left on my open patio for months. South Louisiana, it had soaked up as much moisture as it could. I tried it. It played just fine but was kinda gummy.

The abrasive added to chalk is what makes it work. As long as you get a layer of abrasive between tip and cue ball, nothing else affects play.

Hu
 

Black-Balled

He Rides the Skies
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No it's nasty, it screw up the Tip plugging the POTUS surpasses, that Grat the ball like for English. Causing Miscueing. IMHO.
yeah.
 

Lawnboy77

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Wouldn't sweat this. I bought some old pre-flag that hadn't been sealed up and it was fine. Put in a ziploc if you're unsure.


Agreed! Don’t sweat this stuff, or as one of my bosses used to say, “Don’t get wrapped around the axle over this”. I have plenty of pre-flag Masters left over from the 80’s (a previous life) and it still works great with no special storage. The only problem is the wrap adhesive let’s go, so I’ll probably just slap masking tape around it and go.




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