This cue came to me in sub-par condition.
The rubber bumper had previously broken off and the owner tried glueing it back on with epoxy. This didn't work, and meant that the weight bolt was covered with epoxy. Then someone tried to get the weight bolt out and burred the screw so it would not come out! So, I managed to soften the epoxy to get the bolt out, then I redrilled the hole and fitted a brass plug for an extension. This is removable to get to the weight bolt.
Metal caps at both ends of butt were scratched and these were buffed out and polished.
The leather grip seemed ok so this stayed on.
Shaft was covered in chalk and the ferrule was badly scratched. So it was stripped, lightly sanded with 1000 grit wet and dry then resealed and waxed. Now looks brand new and smooth as silk after treatment!