How Not To Recushion Pool Table Rails

Here is a recent pool table service job we performed for our client in Orange, CA. These pool table cushions were replaced only six years ago. Due to lack of experience, the previous pool table installer used the incorrect type of adhesive. Our client will be having to replace the cushion rubber much, much sooner than he should. Not to mention the fact that the previous pool table mechanic used the cheapest cushion rubber she could find. Four out of the six pool table cushions were hard as rocks and years earlier had become detached from the rail when the adhesive she used failed to bond properly.

When you hire the pool table experts to repair your pool table, we’ll take our time and do it the right way. That means that when it comes to re-cushioning pool table rails, we don’t replace them at your home. We’ll pick them up, bring them to our pool table service center and return them to your home about a week and a half later. We like to allow several days of drying time to allow the proper cushion rubber adhesion.

6 thoughts on “How Not To Recushion Pool Table Rails”

    • DAP contact cement (oil based) for cushion rubber. Foam Fast 74 for cloth that cannot be stapled.

    • The same way you’d recushion an typical antique style pool table. Takes k66 rubber, but sometimes we have to run them through the table saw to get the exact measurements correct for the rails to accept the new cushion rubber. It is a process best left to a professional.

      • What part of the rail do you have to rip down? Cause I got the new k66 cushions and glued them on and they sit the same way the old ones did.

        • Under where you have glued already. American Heritage pool tables have an alignment ridge from the manufacturer. We typically plane this off so that we can align the rubber more accurately.

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