How to Clean Billiard Balls

Do you play Billiards a lot? Then your Billiard balls will be covered in chalk. You should clean them, because if the chalk builds up, it may affect play. Follow this guide to clean the billiard balls, and I wish you future billiards luck.

Steps

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    Acquire a bucket. A good few 3 or 4 gallons (11.4 or 15.1 L) will do.
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    Fill it with water. Fill bucket about 3/4s of the way up.
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    For every 10 parts water, put in 1 part Comet* brand cleaning powder.
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    Soak the billiard balls for about 5 minutes.
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    Take each ball out of the bucket, and sprinkle a bit more Comet* cleaner, and polish with a rag/towel.
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    Dry each ball with a dry towel.
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    Have fun playing Billiards!

Tips

  • Flip each ball over about 2 1/2 minutes into soaking them so they will be evenly soaked in cleaner.
  • Use a separate towel when drying the billiard balls than when washing the billiard balls.

Warnings

  • Wear gloves when washing the billiard balls. The Comet* may burn sensitive skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Comet* brand cleaning powder
  • Billiard Balls
  • Towel for Washing
  • Towel for Drying

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