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BlahSajiMos
07-14-2005, 06:06 PM
I just bought new rails and felt for my table. Is there a good site someone could point me to help with the install. I can handle the common sense stuff. But I dont want to damage the table trying to take off the old rails and felt.

Any info would be greatly appreciated,
Blah

Billy_Bob
07-15-2005, 08:39 AM
At the bottom of the page (on the following link), click on the following...

View The Championship
Fabric Installation Guide

http://www.champbilliards.com/product_details_fabrics.asp?prod_id=1

Cloth cutting...
http://www.poolndarts.com/store.cfm/cat/86.cfm

Book: The Green Book - Pool Table Maintenance Manual...
http://www.ozonebilliards.com/greenbookpoo.html

Booklet: Secrets of Pool Table Recovering...
http://www.mccauleyweb.com/secrets.htm

Book: Pool Table Sales and Service
Order from:
Conway Billiards
1696 W. Morton Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
559-782-0505

The following site offers online instructions, but to get a password, you need to make a purchase or pay for access...

BestBilliards - Pool Table Recovering Instructions...
http://www.bestbilliards.com/recover

Book: The Billiard Guidebook - Mose Duane
(I have not read this, so don't know what it covers...)
http://www.billiardfanatic.com/product.asp?ID=699&DPTSub=03-006


Also there is a book called "Minnesota Fats on Pool" which has recovering instructions.

Note: The only book I know of which covers coin-op table recovering in any detail, and at that very little, is "Pool Table Sales and Service".

BlahSajiMos
07-19-2005, 06:25 PM
sweet, thanks for the links. I managed to get the table apart and ready for glue... but most places suggest using 3M SCOTCHGRIP 10 CONTACT ADHESIVE for the rails. I cant find that anywhere in town and dont want to order it online if I dont have to(shipping is like $10)...
I have the 77 for the slate but just need the glue for the rails

Is there something else that works just as good that I can find at a home depot/wallmart?

Thanks again

Chopstick
07-20-2005, 04:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote BlahSajiMos:</font><hr> sweet, thanks for the links. I managed to get the table apart and ready for glue... but most places suggest using 3M SCOTCHGRIP 10 CONTACT ADHESIVE for the rails. I cant find that anywhere in town and dont want to order it online if I dont have to(shipping is like $10)...
I have the 77 for the slate but just need the glue for the rails

Is there something else that works just as good that I can find at a home depot/wallmart?

Thanks again <hr /></blockquote>

Graingers Industrial supply carries the 3M Sotchgrip. I used it when I did my rails the last time. I did not find it particularly impressive. I am doing them again and I and using Weldwood contact cement based on a reccomendation from the company I bought the rails from. You can get that anywhere. If you can wait a few days till I finish my slates I'll let you know how it works.

BlahSajiMos
07-20-2005, 06:42 PM
alright. I got the weldwood and it seems to be great, we'll know tomorrow when we actually check it out...

Now to the slate felt...

It is stapled like crazy to the sides. Where do I spray the 77 glue? anywhere in the middle? just the sides?

Thanks again

Scott Lee
07-20-2005, 07:16 PM
If your table slate has a frame under it (where the staples would be put in), you do NOT use glue to put the cloth on.
Glue is only used on coinop tables, where there is no frame to stretch and staple the cloth to. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Scott Lee

BlahSajiMos
07-20-2005, 07:29 PM
did not know that, thanks! Should I let it set over night or iron it or ??

Thanks again, it is very much appreciated

Troy
07-20-2005, 09:53 PM
The top table mechanics woule NEVER use an adhesive for the rail or the bed.
A decently constructed table have both the rails and bed stapled. On the rals, install the fur strip first then staple on the rail underside. For the bed, the side pockets are done last.
The only place I've seen spray on advesive was on a cheap bar box.

Troy
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote BlahSajiMos:</font><hr> did not know that, thanks! Should I let it set over night or iron it or ??

Thanks again, it is very much appreciated <hr /></blockquote>

BlahSajiMos
07-20-2005, 11:06 PM
sweet. Ive just been going on things I have read on the net. Thats why Im checking each step as I go. I want this to be real nice cause it NEEDED to be done. Ill post pics when Im all done, the old rails are nasty!

SplinterHands
07-21-2005, 07:40 AM
Hey 9-Ball Girl...See there, Felt. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif