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Fixing Pool Table Cloth Marks

Fixing Pool Table Cloth Marks

Just refurbished a couple of tables with blue/green Superpro cloth. After 30 minutes of play, dark blue marks are appearing randomly across the table. Has anyone experienced this? Mike Perry, England.

Fixing Pool Table Cloth Marks

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  1. guestbilliardsforum on 1/10/2007 9:19:18 AM

    I believe that these are burn marks in your billiard table cloth.

  2. guestjana on 1/10/2007 9:22:14 AM

    Yes, they are caused by heat produced by friction. Mr. Hynes from Brunswick Billiards recommends using balls made with phenolic resin, which best resist the degrading effects of friction heat.

  3. guestbilliardsforum on 1/10/2007 9:27:45 AM

    Burn marks happen on any type of billiard table cloth. They show more on worsted wool cloths like Simonis or tour edition because of the smooth surface of the cloth. It doesn't hide anything.

    If you constantly break from the same position, it has been suggested that using a cloth as a launch pad can help from wearing that one spot excessively.

    While worsted wools show the marks more, they don't affect the the way the table plays as much as with the fuzzy textured cloths like titan. Worsted wools can look terrible and still play great.

    The Belgium ball company "Saluk" found that the momentary friction caused when the cue strikes the ball can reach up to 450 degrees. This friction causes the burn marks on the cloth.

    There are a few ways to maintain these burn marks. If you have a worsted wool cloth you can take a slightly damp cloth and lightly wipe the table with it. This can help reduce the appearance of burn marks.

    As far as the color issue, burn marks generally show as a lighter spot on the cloth. A lighter color cloth will hide these marks better than a dark one. Of course the lighter colors tend to show more staining from the oils and dirt on your hands.

  4. guestguest on 1/10/2007 10:39:36 AM

    Thank you all for your replies. Started using the Milliken Superpro cloth as it seems a superior product. It looks distinctly seconhand now!

    Thanks again,

    Mike Perry

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Fixing Pool Table Cloth Marks

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  • Published: 1/10/2007 4:00:32 AM