No matter what cue you have on your hand right now but it’s one of the pool cues available in the market. Also if you keep your pool cue clean then it will offer you a better game than an unclean expensive cue. In this article, we will tell you how to clean the pool cue. We hope this will help you.
3 ways How to clean the pool cue properly
1- Clean the arrow
As you play, the arrow will take on a dark blue tone due to the dirt on your hand or the chalk residue.
To clean it the best thing is to rub it every so often with a thin cloth and slightly moistened. It can be with a little water or, better still, applying special products to clean arrows. I have used both Undo and Cue Doctor and with both the arrow returns to its original tone. It is important that they do not carry alcohol or other substances that can damage the wood.
Take the cloth, throw a few drops of the product and rub the arrow a couple of minutes. Fast but without excessive pressure. In the end, you will see that all that dirt is impregnated in the cloth and disappears from the arrow. Depending on how much or little you play, you can clean it once a week or every month. Or, you can also buy beginners pool cue, which requires less maintenance.
2- Clean the bushing
It rages when it turns blue, huh? And if you do not act on time, there is no way to recover that nuclear target of the first day. The cap gets dirty very quickly since the loose chalk particles are deposited every time we insulate the sole. There are several options to clean it:
- With the same system that we explained in the arrow cleaning
- With toothpaste (I have not tried it, but there are billiards who recommend it here )
- With a little Clean Don or any similar soap.
It is best to have the habit of cleaning the cap often, even after each game day. This will make it easier for you to keep the natural white.
3- Clean the sole
Rather than getting dirty, the sole deteriorates with time, suffers pineapples, loses hair, etc. It is super important to keep it in good condition because it is the part that impacts directly on the cue ball, which should provide us with control.
It is highly recommended to always carry a multi-purpose tool such as the Summa, which allows you to scratch the sole, lower the edges or compress it.
More useful tools for a good conservation of the sole:
- Blue Spike: has sharp tips that allow the sole to be subtly punched so that it retains the chalk better and provides a better grip.
- Lija Kamui: to renew the surface of the sole or clean it after making a blunder.
- Ball Teck Cutter: with this 3 in 1 tool, changing the sole becomes much easier.
If you play and compete a lot, it is advisable to change the sole more or less every 5 months. And you should wear pool gloves, which will keep the cue safe from your hand’s poison.
The maintenance of the pool cue is something very subjective that depends on the taste, the climatic conditions (humidity, temperature …) and the play material. I hope this post can help you keep your tacos intact. If so, share it with your billiard friends 🙂
Do you know more tricks to clean the cue? I wait for you in the comments!