McDermott Billiards Blog

Archive for October, 2010

Cue Maintenance Series: The Wrap

The Wrap

You can clean the finished forearm and sleeve of your McDermott cue by applying Pledge to a clean cotton cloth and wiping the cue with it. This will remove any residue, while not harming the finish. DO NOT SPRAY ANYTHING ON THE WRAP OR SHAFT OF YOUR CUE.

The Irish linen wrap works to absorb moisture from the player’s hands. We recommend that you have your cue re-wrapped after extended use to keep the surface clean and retain its absorbency.

Leather Wraps require little-to-no maintenance. Periodically wiping the leather with a clean, slightly damp clean cotton cloth will remove some of the oils and residue left behind from your hands. Dry the wrap immediately.

For more information on getting your cue re-wrapped or refurbished, click HERE.

Cue Maintenance Series: The Joint

The Joint

When the cue is not in play, we suggest the use of Joint Protectors.

Joint protectors serve two purposes:
1. To protect the joint pin and shaft threads from any damage.
2. To seal off the unfinished end of the shaft from moisture.

If you have an existing cue, McDermott offers Joint Protectors for a variety of pin thread sizes. You can find them HERE, along with our other cue maintenance products and accessories.

Cue Maintenance Series: The Shaft

The Shaft

Through use of the cue, the shaft may become soiled. There are many products available to clean the shaft of the cue. Avoid using products containing waxes or oils, such as silicone and lanolin. Application of these products will break down the structure of the wood causing it to soften and decay. We recommend the use of McDermott Renew and Ultraglide. Also, the regular use of McMagic, our hi-tech abrasive films, will smooth the shaft, which makes the shaft less likely to absorb dirt and moisture build-up.

Take care of yourselves and your cue!

Until next time…

-Derek