(Topic ID: 160272)

Butchers Bowling Alley Wax


By Spider3582

3 years ago



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  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by dsuperbee
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    #1 3 years ago

    Ok another question I have. I use Butchers Bowling Alley wax on my EM playfields. Seems to work very well just hard to rub off which is OK with me. Does anyone else use this or have a opinion on it

    #2 3 years ago

    have not tried that product. I use marine wax on my pins.
    I would suspect tho, that if your stuff can protect a lane from a 16 lb ball bouncin on it, it shud be gud for pin tables too.

    #3 3 years ago

    That can might be called "bowling wax" but I assure you "wax" is not used on lane surfaces. Not 50 years ago and not now.

    #4 3 years ago

    It's used on anything outdoors for protection . A very knowledgeable Pinball guy gave it to me when I bought my first EM pin 5 years ago . I now own 5 pins and use it on all. Just wondered if anybody else uses it

    #5 3 years ago

    Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax is great for pinball cabinets. I've never tried it on a playfield.

    #6 3 years ago

    That exact wax was recommended for the fingerboard of my Ovation acoustic guitar. Bought it at Home Depot years ago but haven't tried it on my play fields.

    #7 3 years ago

    I tried it and did not like it. Yes it works, yes it is hard to get off, and yes it smells! : ) I stayed w/ Johnsons Furniture Paste Wax/Polish. That smells to but much easier to use.

    #9 3 years ago

    Wax thread alert!

    #10 3 years ago

    I understand and have read everyone's religious methods of waxing their machines, but in all that talk I never read of anyone using butchers. I have been with it for 5 years waxing 2-3 times a year on 5 machines and they have not desinagrated yet. I was just wondering if anybody else uses it

    #11 3 years ago

    I don't want to get in any big discussions about other people's waxing habits I was just wondering who out there besides me uses butchers

    #12 3 years ago
    Quoted from Spider3582:

    I don't want to get in any big discussions about other people's waxing habits I was just wondering who out there besides me uses butchers

    Apparently, no one.

    #13 3 years ago

    I see that. Maybe im not part of the popular crowd. Haha

    #14 3 years ago

    Maybe just use what you want to use. Much easier than asking the crowd here and getting the lectures that some like to dole out. There are many good choices and that is probably one of the many.

    #15 3 years ago

    Yea your right. Ok thanks this topic is closed

    #16 3 years ago

    I remember seeing that bowling alley wax a while ago. I almost picked up a can, but then I noticed it had turpentine in it. I'm not sure if turpentine will harm playfield finishes, lacquers, or inks, but if it works for you, I see no issues. Just be careful.

    #17 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bowlingpin:

    That can might be called "bowling wax" but I assure you "wax" is not used on lane surfaces. Not 50 years ago and not now.

    Only reason I opened this thread was out of sheer curiosity on the name. Man I HATED oiling the lanes when I worked in a bowling alley. Not the actual work, but the cleanup on the machine and adding oil. What a mess.

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