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Cleaning and Waxing Pinball Machines - Vid's Guide


By vid1900

4 years ago



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    #1544 1 year ago

    Mills pinball wax. Nothing else needed for a new machine if you keep maintenance up. Is this correct.

    #1545 1 year ago

    Using a micro fiber cloth.

    #1548 1 year ago

    Thank you. I read again and again. I'm getting a new machine soon. I'm going to wipe it down with new microfiber cloth. Put on some p21s silver wax with microfiber cloth. Going to install mylar in critical areas. Do you think 4 mil would be acceptable over the 3? Really appreciate your knowledge and help. Thanks for responding quickly. I can see you take a little bit of abuse from reading the thread but when you spell it out factually it's hard to ignore.

    #1550 1 year ago

    Do you think the 4 mil mylar is too thick, will it create a problem?

    #1552 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    WD40 works pretty good, and dries off well enough in a pinch.
    All this ball cleaning info is from the times you get fresh balls that are dripping wet with heavy oil on them.
    Degreasing will be what is needed then.
    Also I buy balls 50-100 at a time and oil them with motor oil to keep them fresh in storage.
    I just spray them off with brake cleaner and wipe with a rag before use.
    Buy balls in bulk, its better to replace them too often, than not often enough.

    Thanks for your help also. Yes I will bath a lot of Steel tools and things that get rusty and just letting them soak in oil for a month or so. Brings them back to life .

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