Call ‘em lazy or call ‘em smart - but some people know how to get the most done with the least effort.
Just using Novus 2 or Magic Erasers to clean a playfield is doing it the hard way – it works though.
Spraying liquid cleaners before N-2 also works - but it’s liquid and that can get into things where it shouldn’t.
I have tried and true experience with two products that are way easier than N2 or M-E and they have never harmed a playfield, plastic or part and the best part is, both are WAY easier and faster.
(Steve Young told me about this trick years ago - he was right).
For super cruddy playfields use "GoJo" cream type hand cleaner applied with a toothbrush.
Let IT do the work by sitting about 5-7 minuets. Then you just wipe all that crap away with clean cloths.
I had a pinhead over a couple of weeks ago - showed him this - he was blown away - laughed saying "That's cheating man".
If the playfield is just dirty to really dirty, skip the GoJo and just use this other product that ALSO works easier and better than N2 or M-E . No one seems to mention it out here (maybe folks just don't know about it). It's called "Gel Gloss"- http://gel-gloss.com/index.php?pageId=351
This stuff will amaze you!
(I use it after the GoJo step on the super dirty pf’s.)
Wipe it on and let it sit for 3 or 4 minuets then do the polishing circles like you would w/N2 and BLAMO. (It even shines!!) Got mine from Ace Hardware.
It’s better than anything I've ever tried (and yes, I still use N-2 on things too).
It cut's though grunge and layers of old wax right down to the ink and it's only thing I've tried that gets every bit of black crud out of a wooden shooter-lanes and ball arches that doesn’t take forever.
I'll say it again - this “Gel Gloss” will amaze you!
See you at The York Show mateys.