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    Posted: 11/13/2005 at 10:37pm

How, and how often do you clean tables?

What "cleaning agent" do you use?

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Originally posted by VictorK VictorK wrote:

How, and how often do you clean tables?

What "cleaning agent" do you use?

I use water and a paper towel. 

Usually I'll clean it when someone is going to play on it and it's dusty.

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Does anyone else clean their table?

I like water and paper towel method (cheap and easy to get), but it might not work well all the time, especially if you play on "community tables" that are often neglected (e.g. have some greasy spots on them)

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How long after cleaning can you play? (immediately, after 30 min??)

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don't the water damage the table?

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not too much water will not do anything.

i use the glass cleaner with a paper and you can play in 10 min  max.

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At the club I spray the tables down with Windex and then LIGHTYLY scrub them with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge then dry with a paper towel. If you have some scraps then you can scrub a little harder with the sponge to remove these spots. Do NOT rub to hard because you will de-color the table on that spot.
Using this method it gets the table nice and clean and removes most all ball marks, sweat marks, etc. No real down time from playing because it dries within min on cleaning.
 
 
Keep in mind each table will be different so you will need to do a test spot before doing this method. Most top quality tables have the same paint and finish on the bottom side for you to try a spot.


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I would not use water too often. Just once in a long while.

You can just use a softcloth and do a good wiping of the table to remove the dust. 
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One option is to keep your table covered when not in use, with a old sheet, either on foldup or setup positions
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Bringing this one back to life.  Cleaning the dust off is easy, but I have a TON of ball marks.  Is Windex still  the best bet?
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I see people wipe their sweaty hands on the table all the time.  So I don't think a little bit of water will damage the table.  

Paper towel and Windex does the trick.
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Simple Green  1:100 parts water or see chart below...

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i usually use soft cloth on cleaning the table...works fine
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Originally posted by chameleon77 chameleon77 wrote:

i usually use soft cloth on cleaning the table...works fine

How do you get rid of the ball marks w/ a soft cloth alone?
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A recreation center where we play has a plastic top surface which gets sticky. If you use liquid soap and water it makes it stickier.

What is the easiest way to clean without damaging the surface ?
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Originally posted by VictorK VictorK wrote:

How, and how often do you clean tables?

What "cleaning agent" do you use?

I've been cleaning our club tables recently and have found that a moderately wet microfiber cloth is all that is necessary.  I wipe the table down with the wet cloth and then rub marked areas fairly vigourously.  I take care not to get too agressive with the rubbing - especially over the white lines.  I then wipe down with a dry microfiber cloth so the table dries evently.  This is working very well on Butterfly Centerfold 25s and Killerspin MyT10 tables that haven't been cleaned in years.  The Butterfly table in particularly are looking almost like new.

I'm not sure how often they should be cleaned, but I'd guess a moderate wipedown every three months would be a good idea.


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use the sponge, detergent and water 
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Someone call Paddle Palace the experts and report !

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Ever try 11.5 ph water?

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Originally posted by LUCKYLOOP LUCKYLOOP wrote:


Someone call Paddle Palace the experts and report !

1-800-547-5891

Why do you think that they would be experts in this?
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Originally posted by wturber wturber wrote:

Originally posted by LUCKYLOOP LUCKYLOOP wrote:


Someone call Paddle Palace the experts and report !

1-800-547-5891


Why do you think that they would be experts in this?


Their livelihood, they sell many different name brands of tables. They should know what works without harming the surface.
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