(Topic ID: 207105)

Are you guys waxing everything?


By Texastravis

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Why would you not wax a play field if you are putting on a play field protector? Is this going to damage the play field in some way?

    What benefit would there be to waxing something you are completely covering?

    #52 1 year ago

    Wow thanks for all the responses! Seems like a bit of a controversial topic. Some dont do it at all and some wax everyyything. I think I will keep it simple and do it somewhere in between. I think I will reassemble the playfield before I wax. I will tape the star posts and apply my blitz wax I have on the areas that the ball travels on the playfield. I will not wax the plastic ramps/tunnels or the metal troughs.

    Lastly, are you waxers avoiding mylar or applying wax on top? This is most notable for me on my Austin Powers.. the entire center of the playfield has a mylar protector on it.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from Texastravis:

    Lastly, are you waxers avoiding mylar or applying wax on top? This is most notable for me on my Austin Powers.. the entire center of the playfield has a mylar protector on it.

    Wax away...Mylar gets dirty and scuffed up just like wood so it can be protected

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from Texastravis:

    ...I think I will reassemble the playfield before I wax.

    I'd highly recommend waxing the entire playfield before you reassemble. Much easier, nothing in your way, and no need to tape the posts, etc. (well, at least for the first time you wax). And wax the mylar along with the rest, fills in scratches etc. and certainly does no harm.

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    What benefit would there be to waxing something you are completely covering?

    If you're putting down mylar, it makes it easier to remove later.

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    I definately wax none-CCed playfield regularily (based on games played). It makes a huge difference in how the game plays and looks.
    For CCed playfields, I'll wax them once in a long while and then use Novus 1 for regular cleaning. Waxing a CCed playfield doesn't seem to do much for it. I doubt much wax actually remains on it after polishing to be honest.
    I do also wax metal guide rails and such if they contact the ball. Shines them right up.
    I use carnuba wax.

    Where do you get carnauba wax? I'm having a hard time finding it in Canada.

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from Topher5000:

    Where do you get carnauba wax? I'm having a hard time finding it in Canada.

    I've been using this stuff on most of my games. Works really well. I've also used the ever popular "Blitz Wax" but honestly, you can't really go wrong with Mothers either:

    amazon.com link »

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    What benefit would there be to waxing something you are completely covering?

    I was figuring just having an extra layer of protection could not hurt before I install the connector.

    It only takes 5 minutes to lay down a coat of wax.

    So all I want to know is if it hurts the play field to wax it even if you are going on with a protector.

    #59 1 year ago

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mot-05550 also has the Mother's

    This is what you want.

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    #61 1 year ago

    Any wax that has the word "cleaner" in it, do not use. The Mother's pure brazilian carnauba wax is good stuff. Here's another wax that I use which gives great results (also use it on my cars):

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    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from Topher5000:

    Where do you get carnauba wax? I'm having a hard time finding it in Canada.

    Not entirely sure, I'm still using the tub of Johnston Paste Wax I bought 15 years ago.

    Quoted from cottonm4:

    So all I want to know is if it hurts the play field to wax it even if you are going on with a protector.

    It won't hurt it but some people have reported moisture accumulating under their "floating" PF protectors after application. It has been theorized that moisture in the wax could evaporate and condense under the PF protector. Other theories are that in these cases the clearcoat may not have been fully set causing the problem. To be honest, I'm not sure if there's any merit to these claims, but would probably not put wax down immediately prior to adding a PF protector to avoid any possible issues. I might wax the PF and let it sit without the protector for a week or two though before adding the protector.

    If I am adding mylar, I would always wax first as it makes it much easier to get the mylar off later without taking paint, etc. with it.

    #63 1 year ago

    +1 for mothers ultimate
    Love it

    #64 1 year ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    I've been using this stuff on most of my games. Works really well. I've also used the ever popular "Blitz Wax" but honestly, you can't really go wrong with Mothers either:
    amazon.com link »

    Thanks. When I looked for it a couple years ago, Amazon.ca didn't have it.

    #65 1 year ago

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    #66 1 year ago

    You can use a toothbrush to clean the wax out of star posts.

    #67 1 year ago

    I get yelled at for waxing the pfs too much.(games play too fast....)
    Now, I just use auto-detailer to clean the dirt off the pf betwixt waxing applications. Seems to clean off the dirt and leaves the pf slick and shiny.

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