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    Hi all,

    I'm planning on refinishing an ash snooker cue.
    Reason is because you can really feel the grain and I want it silky smooth, more like a maple shaft.

    I looked around on the internet, but couldn't really find a good answer how to do it and with what products.
    I read about grain fillers, (raw) linseed oil, other kinds of oil,...

    I was thinking about Aqua Coat grain filler, looks easy to use. Just put it on a piece of rag and rub it in, then lightly sand the excess away and buff it. Maybe use some special cue oil afterward?

    Does anyone here know how to do it?

    thx!

  • #2
    Originally Posted by wade View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm planning on refinishing an ash snooker cue.
    Reason is because you can really feel the grain and I want it silky smooth, more like a maple shaft.

    I looked around on the internet, but couldn't really find a good answer how to do it and with what products.
    I read about grain fillers, (raw) linseed oil, other kinds of oil,...

    I was thinking about Aqua Coat grain filler, looks easy to use. Just put it on a piece of rag and rub it in, then lightly sand the excess away and buff it. Maybe use some special cue oil afterward?

    Does anyone here know how to do it?

    thx!
    lots of threads on here about it mate.

    what cue is it?
    http://e.imagehost.org/0813/Mellow_yellow_sig1.jpg

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    • #3
      I'll try first on some housecue... the good one one is a Parris

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      • #4
        Originally Posted by wade View Post
        I'll try first on some housecue... the good one one is a Parris
        If you can post a pic as it will depend a little too how bad it is at the mo..
        For that one you've always wanted...
        https://www.facebook.com/ninjacues/

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        • #5
          It's not bad, most players wouldn't even notice
          But I'm after a glass-smooth surface. I like the look of ash, but I like the feel of maple more.

          I also got myself a maximus (ultimate) last year, the finish on that one is really smooth, you can see the grain, but hardly feel it. I wonder what thay use, but they didn't tell me

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          • #6
            Originally Posted by wade View Post
            It's not bad, most players wouldn't even notice
            But I'm after a glass-smooth surface. I like the look of ash, but I like the feel of maple more.

            I also got myself a maximus (ultimate) last year, the finish on that one is really smooth, you can see the grain, but hardly feel it. I wonder what thay use, but they didn't tell me
            If you use oil, it will move and you will be able to feel the grain at some point.
            I've tried a light coat of sanding sealer which does give a smooth finish and would do a better job at what your looking for.
            For that one you've always wanted...
            https://www.facebook.com/ninjacues/

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            • #7
              What brand /type of sanding sealer would be best? And how to use it on a cue?

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              • #8
                I'm lucky as i have a supplier near me that I've been going to for year's...

                Make sure it's meths based and not cellulose.
                Also get a small bottle of meths.
                I put it on with a cotton ball, just don't put to much on it, that is dripping and keep it moving.
                Have a look on YouTube for polishing videos and that should help.
                Anything should be fine.
                For that one you've always wanted...
                https://www.facebook.com/ninjacues/

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                • #9
                  Like this one? https://www.liberon.co.uk/product/sp...anding-sealer/

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                  • #10
                    That will do it nicely, also some 320 sand paper 400 and 600.
                    Can go finer of you want
                    For that one you've always wanted...
                    https://www.facebook.com/ninjacues/

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                    • #11
                      Black can of spray pain

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                      • #12
                        Originally Posted by wade View Post
                        It's not bad, most players wouldn't even notice
                        But I'm after a glass-smooth surface. I like the look of ash, but I like the feel of maple more.

                        I also got myself a maximus (ultimate) last year, the finish on that one is really smooth, you can see the grain, but hardly feel it. I wonder what thay use, but they didn't tell me
                        Can of black spray paint. 200. 400. 800. 2000 grit sandpaper and u get same finish

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