Striker is one of the most important parts of the carrom board game.
Without it you can’t even play.
As you already know the importance of it. It is you who is also responsible for its maintenance.
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In this post, I am gonna talk about 3 wonderful methods that you can use to clean and polish your carrom striker so that it will look like you just bought is yesterday.
So, without further ado let’s get started.
1. Wash It
If you just bought the striker there is really no need for this step.
As it’s new, it should not require any type of maintenance because of its cleanliness and no scratches on the surface.
If you have been playing with your striker for relatively a long time consider it washing under the tap water.
It is important and a very good step to take.
This step will also help you to clean the striker from dust particles and clean the scratch areas from inside out.
After washing for a few minutes take a clean piece of cloth or a towel and rub it all over it until you feel it’s dried.
Make sure your striker is dried completely before you even put it on to the board. Consider leaving it alone for a few more minutes even after a good towel rub.
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2. Get a Sand Paper
Sand paper is perfect when it comes to smoothing the rough surfaces.
There is a lot of grits variety that comes with the sand paper.
Sand paper with 40 grit, 60 grit, 80 grit, 120 grit, 360 grit, 600 grit and it goes on and on.
For smoothing the striker which is usually made up of marble, you’ll need a 400, 800, 1000 or a 1200 grit sand paper.
The reason that we use sand paper is specifically because of the scratches on the striker. As it’s the #1 reason why your striker doesn’t slide the way it should because there’s a lot of friction that is happening behind the scenes.
Pro Tip: When sanding the striker make sure you’re doing in a circular motion or a 8-number motion.
Also don’t get confused if someone says you’ve to use emery cloth or a polish paper instead. They are actually all means the same.
We use sanding or polish paper as it’s very ideal in removing light scratches from the surface of the carrom striker.
The sanding process helps the striker to go one step closer in getting a new look.
3. Apply Silicone Spray
Silicone spray is an all in one solution when it comes to the carrom board maintenance.
In fact, I have already wrote a detailed article on this blog about using silicone spray as a lubricant for the carrom board playing surface.
Sometimes, it’s harder to find the actual side you play with as it gets very confusing especially when both the sides look like the same because of the ditto patterns on both the sides.
In the doubtful case, go ahead and spray the silicone solutions all over your striker so that you can play from both sides and without any confusions.
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Here you go! The easiest steps that you can follow to clean and polish your carrom board striker so that it can slide well on the surface of your carrom board.
Let me know in the comment section down below if you have any other unique method of cleaning and polishing your striker that actually works.