How to replace a pool cue tip

Written by Poolplayer

This article describes the process (in detail) of how to replace a cue tip. Here are the items that you need to accomplish this task.

  1. Cue tip
  2. Razor blade
  3. Cyanoacrylic glue preferrably in a gel form ie Duro-gel, Superglue Gel, Loctite 454
  4. 60-80 grit sandpaper
  5. Paper towel
  6. 400-600 grit sandpaper

Procedure for replacing a cue tip

  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. Done.

Things to remember when replacing a cue tip

It's recommended to get a tip that's bigger than your ferrule ie a 14mm tip if you have a 13mm ferrule diameter.

To keep your tip from popping off prematurely, it is best to let the glue cure overnight before final trimming and sanding.

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About The Author: Poolplayer is a road player from the Bay Area in Northern California.

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