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Coroner
04-08-2011, 02:38 PM
I have Simonis 860 on my table at home. It's about four years old, I probably play about 10 hours on it per week. I vacuum it about once a week with the shop vac, keep the balls clean, etc. I have the normal "break lines" and other similar wear. Question is: How to I really clean it? I mean, can I wash it (without taking it off the table)? I've seen some guys say you can get it wet with a sponge application and then vacuum up the excess liquid, but others have said that's a bad idea....any input is appreciated.

Rich R.
04-08-2011, 02:43 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Coroner</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have Simonis 860 on my table at home. It's about four years old, I probably play about 10 hours on it per week. I vacuum it about once a week with the shop vac, keep the balls clean, etc. I have the normal "break lines" and other similar wear. Question is: How to I really clean it? I mean, can I wash it (without taking it off the table)? I've seen some guys say you can get it wet with a sponge application and then vacuum up the excess liquid, but others have said that's a bad idea....any input is appreciated. </div></div>
After you vacuum, take a wet dish towel and ring out all excess water. Then wipe the table as if you were brushing it by hand. Then let it dry.

Coroner
04-08-2011, 03:08 PM
Thanks Rich. I'll give it a try tonight.

Bambu
04-08-2011, 04:01 PM
I like the lazy way, chalk off and the wiper.

http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/produc...49665baf34380aa (http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=79&osCsid=b0ec09ef7285b6fa549665baf34380aa)

cushioncrawler
04-08-2011, 04:24 PM
At one joint we played at the owner brushed and padded and ironed the tables before the billiards matches, Ozzy championships.
But he didnt. He got a towell, wetted it, wrapped it round and round the long padderer, and simply wiped the (12') table from end to end (with the nap of course).
And that woz it. Every morning for the whole week.
The wrapped towell got very black, so he would havta turn it every pass.
Zero brushing, zero padding, zero ironing.
In fakt i might wet-wipe my table today. After i paint our second storey windows, and chainsaw some firewood.
mac.

Rich R.
04-08-2011, 07:09 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bambu</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like the lazy way, chalk off and the wiper.

http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/produc...49665baf34380aa (http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=79&osCsid=b0ec09ef7285b6fa549665baf34380aa) </div></div>
I've only seen this stuff used at big tournaments, mainly because they are a sponsor, and frankly, they over use it making the table slippery. I've heard many of the pros complaining about it.
Can you give us an honest review of this product in normal use? Specifically, how often do you use it and what effect does it have on the balls? Does it have different effects if the balls are clean or dirty?

bradb
04-08-2011, 11:19 PM
Rich, I tried the spray on stuff and I did'nt like it, it left the surface sort of sticky and the more I used it the worse it got. The guy who installed my cloth recommended only water applied by a damp cloth as you mentioned also.

-Brad.

Rich R.
04-09-2011, 07:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bradb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rich, I tried the spray on stuff and I did'nt like it, it left the surface sort of sticky and the more I used it the worse it got. The guy who installed my cloth recommended only water applied by a damp cloth as you mentioned also.

-Brad. </div></div>
Thanks Brad. I have been very leary of these spray-on products ever since they appeared on the scene. I think I will continue to avoid them.

Bambu
04-09-2011, 08:32 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bambu</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I like the lazy way, chalk off and the wiper.

http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/produc...49665baf34380aa (http://pooltablecleaner.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=79&osCsid=b0ec09ef7285b6fa549665baf34380aa) </div></div>
I've only seen this stuff used at big tournaments, mainly because they are a sponsor, and frankly, they over use it making the table slippery. I've heard many of the pros complaining about it.
Can you give us an honest review of this product in normal use? Specifically, how often do you use it and what effect does it have on the balls? Does it have different effects if the balls are clean or dirty?
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I have been using this stuff for about 2 years. I use it almost every time I play, takes only a minute to apply and wipe off. It doesnt seem to effect the balls because the foam dries almost instantly, no waiting time.

I dont notice anything different with the cloth, but the squeegee applicator seems to brush the cloth a little(stretching it a tad as if it were brushed). I apply a light, even coat and wipe down with the squeegee, no brushing. If you need to wait for it to dry, you used too much. Probably not as effective as the wet rag, but much less cumbersome so it gets done more often.

My balls are always clean, so easy to clean with Dr. Joes hand crank machine and a little brillianize....that I have become a neat freak at the table. Cant say how dirty balls would react, no idea.

Rich R.
04-09-2011, 09:14 PM
Thanks for the reviews guys.

bluey2king
04-19-2011, 09:17 AM
I use the Chalk-Off it works fine for me. I use it once every two weeks. I like it.
I made a ball cleaner with Home Depot buckets and a car polisher. This works good too!