(Topic ID: 137689)

Cleaning and Waxing Pinball Machines - Vid's Guide

By vid1900

4 years ago

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    Post #77 Wax Recommendation Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

    Post #1237 Playfield protectors Posted by vid1900 (1 year ago)

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    #518 3 years ago

    I use this with a buffer on my drill. works great.


    2 months later
    #535 3 years ago

    Home of the 30 second shop job.....lol


    2 weeks later
    #568 3 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    Alcohol did nothing so far. I did hear Fantastik does work though, will try that.

    Or you put new ones on it.

    2 months later
    #765 3 years ago

    16 pages on how to clean a pinball machine.
    If you aren't capable of figuring this out for yourself, maybe you should even own one.
    This message brought to you by, "I couldn't care less".
    Try everything at your own risk, your results may vary.

    #767 3 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Different compounds react differently with different materials. The point is to be able to clean with compounds that cause the least damage. Also, to use compounds that help prevent further damage. Not all compounds are created equal.

    Make your own mistakes, you will learn much faster on how to repair your screw-up.

    #769 3 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Wise men learn from other's mistakes....fools from their own.

    I'm betting that you're one of those people that don't even know which end of a wrench to pick up.

    1 month later
    #835 3 years ago

    Yes but it is super expensive

    #837 3 years ago

    I don't have the wax I just use the wax/dirt remover and the paint sealer. Makes it super slick and shiny
    Any wax can be used over the sealer if you want.
    Here is the wax if you want to spend that much money.

    #839 3 years ago

    Hey you pay for the bling. I do have to say that their stuff works fantastic
    Cleaner, gloss enhancer, sealer.

    #842 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    If they contain silicone polymers, then they would not be anything pinheads would want on their playfields.

    Anything that is safe to use on the new car finishes is safe to use on a pinball machine. They have an automotive clearcoat on them, or you can choose to stay with 1980 technology.

    #844 3 years ago

    Yes it is true

    1 year later
    #1190 1 year ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    There was a guy trying to sell that ceramic stuff at the Mustang swap meet.
    All the car detailing guys were slicing and dicing all his crazy claims, and each response became more and more feeble.
    I think the salesman was more used to selling to the State Fair crowd, rather than guys who do auto detailing for a living.

    Doesn't answer my question.

    1 month later
    #1259 1 year ago

    I like to wax the playfield glass. Easier to keep clean and it slides on and off really well, almost too well.

    #1274 1 year ago

    I like this cleaner.

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    #1279 1 year ago
    Quoted from moonduckie78:

    Publix!! Am I right?

    Yes we get it at Publix

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