How To Clean A Pool (Billiard) Cue



Pool cues often become sticky because of a build up of chalk and oil from our hands.  If they are not cleaned regularly, they can become permanently damaged or warped.


There are serveral different ways to clean your cuestick.  Find out which you prefer and make sure you clean your cue at least once every few weeks, more often if you play everyday.


Materials Needed


Cleaning detergent (dish soap or orange oil diluted 5:1 with water), 1500 or 2000 grit sandpaper, piece of Simonis cloth or cotton cloth


Cleaning Options


Apply your chosen cleaning solution to a cloth.  Dampen the cloth, getting too much liquid on the cue may cause warping.  Clean the cue from the bottom to the ferrule.  Then lightly sand the cue with 1500 or 2000 grit sandpaper.  This will remove any excess chalk that may be left on the surface.  Wipe down the cue again with the damp cloth and dry immediately.


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