It is very important to maintain a cue tip properly after miss-cueing. After a period of time and impacted chalk on the surface of the tip the tip becomes slippery or smooth.
The surface of a cue tip before miss-cue
You can see leather fiber and the particles of chalk on the tip.
This is the ideal condition of a good cue tip to hold chalk.
This is a picture of the cue tip after miss-cue
The fiber of leather is closed due to frictional heat of miss-cueing.
The particles of chalk do not go into the fibre under this condition so miss-cueing would happen again very easily.
How to maintain a cue tip after miss-cueing
Tool: KAMUI Gator Grip
How to use：
1, Scuff miss-cue area on the tip
2, Softly press the cue tip on the KAMUI Gator Grip and roll your shaft gently.
The fiber of leather are totally restored by scuffing the surface of the tip.
The scuffed fiber can now hold the particles of chalk so that miss-cueing is prevented.