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					How to replace a pool cue tip

Procedure 1. Remove what's left of the old tip with the razor blade. 2. Sand top of ferrule flat with 60-80 grit sandpaper. 3. Sand bottom of cue tip with the same sandpaper till rough. 4. Apply a light coat of glue to both the ferrule and bottom of tip. 5. Carefully center the top on top of the ferrule as best as you can and hold in place for about 60 seconds. 6. With the tip down, carefully trim the excess overhang to make the tip flush with the ferrule. 7. Gently wet the sides of the tip and burnish with the 400-600 grit sandpaper. 8. Shape the tip to your desired radius. 9. All set to play now.

Things to remember when replacing a cue tip

It's recommended to get a tip that's bigger than your ferrule To keep your tip from popping off prematurely, it is best to let the glue cure overnight before final trimming and sanding.

Although we always recommend you have your tip installed by a professional cue repair person or cue maker, we are providing step by step Cue Tip installation instructions below. Please be careful when using blades and tools.

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Sample of tools needed. (Knife, Cutting Board, Box Knife, Sandpaper, Cyanacryolate (Super glue), file and cue Tip)

2.

Using the knife, cut off the tip.

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Leave some of the tip on the ferrule to ensure you do not damage the ferrule.

4.

Cafefully shave off more of the tip.

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Take it to this stage with the knife or chisel blade.

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Use a box knife to continue to shave off the old tip.

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You will want a smooth, level surface.

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Using the sand paper, sand the glue side of the tip.

9.

You will see a hint of the printed word "GLUE"

10. Apply the glue to the ferrule

11. Adhere Cue Tip

12. The Cue Tip should be larger in diameter than the ferrule so that it can be properly shaped. Make sure the glue is completely dry before shaping.

13. Chisel the excess to start shaping the tip. USE EXTREME CAUTION NOT TO CUT YOUR FINGERS OFF!

14. File the Cue Tip to shape desired.


				
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