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Phenolic Break Jump cue tip Application


Phenolic Break Jump cue tip Application

Any suggestions as to how to properly apply "White Diamond Jump/Break Cue Tips" successfully? These are a rock-hard phenolic-type tip which, unlike leather, are non-porous. I have prepped the ferrule tips with a Rapid Cue Sander and also roughened the underside of the phenolic tip prior to gluing. Tweeter's 10-minute cement, Super Glue Gel, two-part marine epoxy and Devcon Two-Ton Clear Weld epoxies have failed to hold the tip more than a couple of breaks.

Phenolic Break Jump cue tip Application

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  1. Michael Mathrasbilliardsforum on 4/22/2008 8:12:09 AM

    fyi - I moved this topic to the pool cues category.

    I typically begin by lightly sanding the glue-able surface of the cue tip so that it is roughed up and a little more granular and porous, and gives the tip a better overall surface to glue to. I also try to protect the ferrule with some tape. (painter's masking tape - peels off easy without damaging it.)

    Others have suggested using "barge" glue. I have tried it before and it has worked relatively well for me. I typically put some on the cue tip, and on the end of the ferrule, and let it cure for about 3-5 minutes so that it becomes more bondable. After the 3-5 minutes, you can press the two pieces together and use something to hold the tip on, such as elastics.

    One person I talked to said they use a partially unscrewed cue tip protector, with the elastic wrapped over it and over the other end of the shaft. Once this is done, just stand the cue up, tip down, with a weight on the top. Make sure the tip is centered and adjusted correctly, and let it cure fully for about 2 days.

  2. Michael MathrasRST2sSister on 4/23/2008 10:03:48 AM

    my husband swears by "Gorilla Glue"

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Phenolic Break Jump cue tip Application

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  • Published: 4/22/2008 7:56:18 AM