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Acdc ball damage after 10 games

By Craigd

85 days ago



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#1 85 days ago

Apologies if this post has been done in the past.

However I’d like to know if there’s is a solution to acdc damaging my balls after only 10 games or so.

I replace the balls with new ones and about 10 games later they look damaged/rusty/old/worn.

Thx in advance. Craig.

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#2 85 days ago
Quoted from Craigd:

acdc damaging my balls

Ouch!

It’s probably rubber residue from the black rubber on the machine.

If it’s original, it probably needs to be replaced.

It’ll get stuck to the balls, and leave muck everywhere.

Post up a picture of the balls - but that’s probably what it is.

You can clean the balls with Autosol (from Repco over there, probably) but unless you replace the rubber, it’ll happen again.

I recommend silicone to replace the rubber. Easier to clean, and you won’t have these problems again.

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#3 85 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

It’s probably rubber residue from the black rubber on the machine.
If it’s original, it probably needs to be replaced.
It’ll get stuck to the balls, and leave muck everywhere.

Agreed! It sounds like the rubbers are starting to deteriorate.

#4 84 days ago
Quoted from Craigd:

I replace the balls with new ones and about 10 games later they look damaged/rusty/old/worn.

Where are you ordering new balls from?

Did you clean the oil off them before putting them in the game?

#5 84 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Where are you ordering new balls from?
Did you clean the oil off them before putting them in the game?

I’m using ninja balls bought from a reputable local pinball supply company in brisbaa as he Australia

#6 84 days ago
Quoted from Craigd:

I’m using ninja balls bought from a reputable local pinball supply company in brisbaa as he Australia

And did you clean off the oil from each ball with a degreaser?

I'm not sure if you're aware, but pinballs are typically coated with an oil to help prevent rusting while in storage.

When installing fresh balls, I also take the extra measure to wax them, but not everyone does.

#7 84 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

And did you clean off the oil from each ball with a degreaser?

THey are Ninja balls dammit! Reputable ones!

#8 77 days ago

No I never cleaned the oil off the balls. This is prob the cause. Thx.

Quoted from ForceFlow:

And did you clean off the oil from each ball with a degreaser?
I'm not sure if you're aware, but pinballs are typically coated with an oil to help prevent rusting while in storage.
When installing fresh balls, I also take the extra measure to wax them, but not everyone does.

#9 77 days ago

Sounds like the game needs to be shopped as well. Replace the rubber kit. Clean the metal parts (ball trough, under the apron etc) and mini playfield area. Dirt/Grime underneath will find it's way to the top.

#10 76 days ago

It's a rookie mistake, but you're only a rookie after doing it one time since you will remember to clean them every time

In all seriousness, I am sure it happens to tons of guys in this hobby. But usually only once.

Goodluck mate

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