Cleaning and Waxing Pinball Machines - Vid's Guide

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Cleaning and Waxing Pinball Machines - Vid's Guide


By vid1900

3 years ago



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    #1451 25 days ago
    Quoted from dashv:

    Silly question.

    Are you supposed to wax the shooter lane too? Do you wax the metal rails the balls travel across and metal parts of the ramps?

    Not a silly question at all.

    Wax everyplace the ball touches.

    Shooter lane, ramps, guides, wire guides, chutes....waxing removes the friction of the ball scraping along.

    So a waxed ramp lasts longer before you have to take it out and buff it clear again.

    A waxed chute causes less wear on the ball.

    A waxed wire guide will abrade the ball less.....you get the idea.

    #1452 25 days ago

    Deleted -- inadvertently posted in wrong thread, sorry!

    #1453 25 days ago
    Quoted from SkyKing2301:

    This keeps happening on mine when the ball gets airborne. Any discreet preventative suggestions?
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    Turn the trees so the overhang the orbit of you can.

    #1454 25 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Turn the trees so the overhang the orbit of you can.

    lol whoops I posted this in the wrong thread! Thanks though, I'll try that. I wonder if that's how they're supposed to be...?

    #1455 25 days ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Not a silly question at all.
    Wax everyplace the ball touches.
    Shooter lane, ramps, guides, wire guides, chutes....waxing removes the friction of the ball scraping along.
    So a waxed ramp lasts longer before you have to take it out and buff it clear again.
    A waxed chute causes less wear on the ball.
    A waxed wire guide will abrade the ball less.....you get the idea.

    Thanks! Didn’t know if I should use Blitz on the plastic (ramps).

    Only makes more sense to use it now!

    If I accidentally use to much, just wipe off the excess with a dry rag?

    #1456 25 days ago
    Quoted from dashv:

    If I accidentally use to much, just wipe off the excess with a dry rag?

    Yep, just wipe it off after it dries.

    #1457 22 days ago

    hopefully an easy question - is Novus No. 2 the brown stuff or the white stuff ?

    I’ve only bought Novus 2 and 3 once and I have the impression the brown stuff is coarser, but it’s in the Novus No. 2 bottle.

    #1458 22 days ago
    Quoted from branlon8:

    hopefully an easy question - is Novus No. 2 the brown stuff or the white stuff ?
    I’ve only bought Novus 2 and 3 once and I have the impression the brown stuff is coarser, but it’s in the Novus No. 2 bottle.

    Brown is novus 2. 3 is white and feels like it has sand in it. Way more coarse.

    #1459 22 days ago
    Quoted from branlon8:

    hopefully an easy question - is Novus No. 2 the brown stuff or the white stuff ?
    I’ve only bought Novus 2 and 3 once and I have the impression the brown stuff is coarser, but it’s in the Novus No. 2 bottle.

    If it's getting thick add a tiny bit of water to it and shake it up a lot.
    You shouldn't have to use the novus 3 at all, unless you are restoring an area.

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    #1460 5 days ago

    Which of these two products do you recommend? for stern machines

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    #1461 5 days ago
    Quoted from mannymasy:

    Which of these two products do you recommend? for stern machines
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    Never use a liquid **wax** on a pinball machine.

    Meguiars is ok, but there are much better choices:

    https://www.pinballlife.com/blitz-carnauba-paste-wax-12-ounce-jar.html

    #1462 5 days ago

    but it is that the shipment to my country is 49 dollars ... it would be very expensive

    #1463 5 days ago

    It's not as good as blitz wax - but it doesn't have any of the issues with Liquid waxes noted above and should be platable shipping wise since it's from amazon. The key is 'pure carnauba' and nothing that's a liquid or advertises polymers/detergents/cleaners/etc like your other choice above.

    amazon.com link »

    #1464 5 days ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    No es tan bueno como la cera de bombeo, pero no tiene ninguno de los problemas con las ceras líquidas que se mencionaron anteriormente y debe ser platicable en cuanto al envío, ya que es de Amazon. La clave es 'carnauba puro' y nada que sea líquido o que anuncie polímeros / detergentes / limpiadores / etc. como su otra opción anterior.
    enlace amazon.com »

    Is it better than gold and black?

    #1465 3 days ago
    Quoted from mannymasy:

    but it is that the shipment to my country is 49 dollars ... it would be very expensive

    One jar will last a very long time and produce superior results.

    #1466 3 days ago
    Quoted from mannymasy:

    but it is that the shipment to my country is 49 dollars ... it would be very expensive

    Pinball life shipping is crazy expensive to my country aswell. Try to find out if there is a shipping agent from your country based in USA. I get USA parcels delivered to a new zealand (my country) shipping agent based in USA. They charge a much more reasonable shipping rate, and will also combine multiple parcels into one to save more.
    The blitz wax is great, I've started using it on my cars and bikes aswell now. Definately puts alot of spin on the ball, and makes a game fast....

    #1467 3 days ago
    Quoted from FuryosJustin:

    Pinball life shipping is crazy expensive to my country aswell

    Even in the States, PinballLife shipping is twice that of Marco .

    PL used to have cheap shipping and substantially cheaper parts prices.

    Now Marco is often less, especially when you factor the shipping.

    #1468 3 days ago

    Does not another page sell it?

    #1469 3 days ago
    Quoted from mannymasy:

    Does not another page sell it?

    Amazon is out of stock.

    A bunch of auto websites sell it.

    Most auto "swap meets" sell it.

    Some of the bigger BMW dealers in the States sell it.

    One can will last you many years, so it's just not something you buy often.

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