Answered: Polishing surfaces...

Is it legal to polish surfaces? Is it legal to use a hardening wax, like a car wax, on surfaces as long as it doesn’t leave any residue on the game elements?

Thanks in advance!

In general polishing surfaces is legal. However if you use a polishing substance, such as car wax, you need to carefully consider the following.

  1. If the polishing substance changes the coefficient of friction of the surface, it would no long be permitted to interact with any game pieces.
  2. If the polishing substance bonds to the surface and increases the hardness, this would make it a functional addition, thus illegal.

Also, please be very careful when polishing steel, as it can become highly susceptible to oxidization.