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    Cleaning Table Cloth

    I have had my Simonas here at home for years and only vacuumed it. I notice these days that it is really slow so I need to do a better job of cleaning. Would simply taking damp towels to it be effective? I've seen them do that in pool halls alot. Thanks. sid
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    Stretching??
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    Damp towels does a great job of cleaning the cloth, however, I have no idea if it will make the cloth faster.

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    Duzz anyone ever hot-iron a pool (napless) bedkloth??? But not too hot -- too hot iz too hot.
    I say napless but praps it iz more akurat to kall it a nondirektional nap, kompared to the direktional snooker nap.
    A damp towell iz good for cleaning i think, but robs pace. Might havta iron twice to get pace back.

    Last sunday we took off the (100% wool) strachan gold tournament 6811 32oz bedkloth on my 12' table and replaced it with 30oz. I had trouble getting 6 lengths with the 32oz but expekt to get 6 lengths with the 30oz once i hot-iron it.

    Gave the 32oz to our farrier -- she haz an 8' table with a tear -- she can uze the 32oz nap-up, or napless side up.
    Can/shood a simonas be turned upsidedown, ie when u take it off and stretch it.
    On a 12' table the nappy bedkloth iz allways taken off and restretched after a year or so -- restretching improves pace, and improovs roll.
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    I use a drapery attachment on my vacuum, going cross side, down the length of the table. The key is to place the opening flat to the table at all times without pushing or forcing it down.
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    My Diamond table's information says do not use a vacuum on the cloth. I ignore that, but do avoid using the 'beater' (the powered rotating brush), and just use what would normally be a bare floor attachment (which I do not use on the floor).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soflasnapper View Post
    My Diamond table's information says do not use a vacuum on the cloth. I ignore that, but do avoid using the 'beater' (the powered rotating brush), and just use what would normally be a bare floor attachment (which I do not use on the floor).
    I've been using a vacuum, with no beater, on my cloth ever since I bought it, many years ago. I have no problems with the cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid_Vicious View Post
    I have had my Simonas here at home for years and only vacuumed it. I notice these days that it is really slow so I need to do a better job of cleaning. Would simply taking damp towels to it be effective? I've seen them do that in pool halls alot. Thanks. sid

    at my poolroom we used to vaccum the table, simonis 860, every other day and wipe them with a wet rag from head to foot twice a week. the cloth looked good and played good. we put a half cap of woolight in one gallon of water to wipe--may or may not have helped.

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    Has anybody here ever used "Chaulk Off" spray cleaner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nine ... corner View Post
    Has anybody here ever used "Chaulk Off" spray cleaner?
    I've used Chaulk Off and Quick Clean, on a bar table that sees heavy usage 7 days a week (cloth is Simonis 860). They both work OK but I switched to using Blue Coral Upholstery Cleaner (Dri-Clean Plus), it works better, deodorizes the cloth and smells great, plus it costs less than $8 for a 22 oz spray can. I first brush the table in one direction from head to foot and then spray the Blue Coral so that it wafts down gently onto the cloth as a light mist (rather than spraying it onto the cloth directly). I follow that up by wiping the cloth down (again going in one direction) with a microfiber mitt. The table gets cleaned every other day. The Blue Coral works great! (BTW, I also vacuum the table once a week).
    http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Coral-DC2.../dp/B0009IR0PQ


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