Today I’m going to show you a quick way to clean your pool cue shaft when you’re out at a pool hall. This technique is very effective at cleaning a dirty pool cue and you’ll probably to get it about 75% as clean as a professional pool cue repair shop will be able to do. Obviously, to get it fully clean, you’ll want to take it into one of those pool cue repair shops because they’ll have the tools to get it 100% clean.
What we need for this is: A paper towel (the natural, brown colored ones work best) and some water. You’ll want to wet the paper towel just a bit. A few capfulls of water is all your need. You don’t want the paper towel to get soaked, just nice and damp. After that, you’ll wrap the paper towel around the cue and you’ll want to move it quickly up and down the shaft to create heat. That heat and friction is what is going to force the dirt to come off. After about 30 seconds of this, you’ll notice that the cue is already quite a bit cleaner. If you continue to do this technique, you’ll start to see the cue become much cleaner.