Tip burnish

Buster8001

Did you say shrubberies?
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Doesn’t matter. The wax melts into the side of the tip and is absorbed.

Tell me how wax will melt into the side wall of a burnished tip? Especially when no heat is generated with my final sealing using the wax. I take my block of beeswax and run it down the side of the ferrule and the side wall of the tip, then come right behind with a paper towel. The only thing the wax is doing is shining and sealing from moisture. I've been doing it for years.
 

Hits 'em Hard

AzB Silver Member
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Tell me how wax will melt into the side wall of a burnished tip? Especially when no heat is generated with my final sealing using the wax. I take my block of beeswax and run it down the side of the ferrule and the side wall of the tip, then come right behind with a paper towel. The only thing the wax is doing is shining and sealing from moisture. I've been doing it for years.

What’s the point of using wax in a manner it’s not intended for, and not applying it in a manner that actually achieves the results you’re looking for?? Just to attract more chalk dust to the side of the tip? It’s not sealing anything unless you are melting the wax into the grains of the leather. And it’s also laughable that you think burnishing a tip is making the side wall of the tip impenetrable. That would kill every soft tip out there.
 

Buster8001

Did you say shrubberies?
Silver Member
What’s the point of using wax in a manner it’s not intended for, and not applying it in a manner that actually achieves the results you’re looking for?? Just to attract more chalk dust to the side of the tip? It’s not sealing anything unless you are melting the wax into the grains of the leather. And it’s also laughable that you think burnishing a tip is making the side wall of the tip impenetrable. That would kill every soft tip out there.

What's laughable is your attitude and the entire above statement.

I use the wax in my intended manner, and it achieves the exact result I want - shining and sealing. Chalk is going to be on the side of the tip EVERY TIME YOU CHALK THE TIP. That was one of your more than usual moronic statements. Why do you think the side walls of a tip are burnished? Hmmm...maybe to SEAL and HARDEN them to prevent mushrooming and moisture wicking.

Instead of spreading your drivel to me, why don't you try to answer the original poster in a direct manner. Maybe you can offer him a different point of view on the matter at hand.
 
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Hits 'em Hard

AzB Silver Member
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What's laughable is your attitude and the entire above statement.

I use the wax in my intended manner, and it achieves the exact result I want - shining and sealing. Chalk is going to be on the side of the tip EVERY TIME YOU CHALK THE TIP. That was one of your more than usual moronic statements. Why do you think the side walls of a tip are burnished? Hmmm...maybe to SEAL and HARDEN them to prevent mushrooming and moisture wicking.

Instead of spreading your drivel to me, why don't you try to answer the original poster in a direct manner. Maybe you can offer him a different point of view on the matter at hand.

I have never seen a leather tip not mushroom. It helps combat excessive mushrooming, but never prevents. And it does not prevent moisture wicking at all. If it did, there would be no need for these black leather tips designed specifically for that intent. Unless your tip is blue to begin with, using wax will make it blue after one chalking. So far you’re two for two on being wrong. I’ve tried multiple different methods for making the sidewalls of a tip look pretty/burnished. Only two things I’ve found work, and the Tiger burnishing liquid isn’t one. A little spit and a piece of leather/paper/money, or if you’ve cleaned the ferrule with the tip install. A little liquid polishing compound and polish the ferrule. Then when the rag is nearly dry, burnish the tip. I will never use wax again after I figured out it wasn’t fool proof. Half a second is all it takes for wax to wrong. I prefer methods that allow me to blink while I work.
 

3kushn

AzB Silver Member
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Spit and a piece of leather belt I cut in 1973.
If I forget to put that back in the case, the before mentioned dollar bill, calling card, note card, .....

My best tip tapper is a 3" section of a 16" Mill Bastard file.

I'd imagine cue builders would us a cotton wheel off their buffer. Or some such thing. Lot quicker than by hand.
But I'm not a cuemaker.
 
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