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carom board edges are damaged where striker get reflected back how could i fill those edges ? Answered

wooden champion board, sides of the board get damaged so i want to fill them but dont know which material should i use..because it would have properties like wooden so striker get reflected back while re bond shot played

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SunilB5

3 years ago

Thanks for your reply it is so important for me, i uploaded few photos of carom, though it looks minor problem but while playing it effects a game, one of my friend suggested mixture of M-SEAL and wooden powder may solve the problem?

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mpilchfamilySunilB5

Answer 3 years ago

Looks more like damaged paint then damaged wood. Thought he board looks pretty worn overall. May be time to buy a new one. Either replace the rails yourself or find someone who works with wood and have them replace it for you. Thought it may cost you more that buying a new board.

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bwrussell

3 years ago

The only thing with the exact properties of an undamaged rail is an undamaged rail. You could get a high quality wood filler, the kind that contain wood fibers, sand, stain, and then apply a new lacquer coat but if you're very serious about it playing exactly the same, not just almost the same, then this probably won't be good enough.

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SunilB5bwrussell

Answer 3 years ago

I am not sure about wood filler 'll give me proper reflection

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bwrussellSunilB5

Answer 3 years ago

That was kind of my point with the first sentence. The only way you will get the perfect reflection is with a brand new rail.

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mpilchfamily

3 years ago

How damaged are they? Any kind of filler will still cause any problems you may be having due to the dents and scratches on the edges. May be best to just sand it all smooth again. If the damage is significant enough that a decent sanding won't do. Then i would suggest replacing the wood. If that is too difficult then cut 1/4 inch or so off the face of the edges and glue in a fresh strip of wood or plastic.

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SunilB5mpilchfamily

Answer 3 years ago

yes but it is difficult, i don't want to disturb the dimentions

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Kiteman

3 years ago

Photos of the damage would make it much easier to suggest a fix.

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seandogue

3 years ago

If they're so damaged as to alter the trajectories of the caroms, then the best solution would be to replace the bumper rails with new ones. Use a wood as hard as the original material. In the USA, at least for the pre-1960s tables I used to play on as a child and teen, that would be maple.