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Cleaning and Waxing Pinball Machines - Vid's Guide

By vid1900

6 years ago

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    Post #77 Wax Recommendation Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

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    #1034 4 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Hey vid, I have been using Blitz since you strongly recomended it and it works great! Only problem is how do you get that stubborn lid off that darn plastic container? It gets tighter every time I put it back on.

    I know this is a very old thread, but a great one!

    I'm hoping I can make a bit of a contribution. I managed to find some Blitz here: http://www.calcarcover.com/product/29/34/One_Grand_Blitz_Carnauba_Wax_12_oz_Wax_Jar

    I figured that the people complaining about the tub being hard to open were just people who didn't eat their Wheaties, until the thing showed up. The best way I can describe it is that the wax was poured into the tub as a hot liquid, in a factory just below Pikes Peak at around 9000 feet of elevation. By the time it got to my house about a hundred feet above sea level, the lid was sucked in so far that it actually deformed and stretched the plastic. It took me a good 5 minutes to actually get the top off, and had it gone any further, I was about to poke a hole in the plastic to let the pressure equalize.

    After that, the threads on one or both parts of the tub were deformed, so it wasn't really going to work for long-term storage.

    Coincidentally, shortly thereafter the missus and I were on a mission at Target, and I popped into the "food storage" section and found this little guy for around $2.50:

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    It's plastic, so it won't break when I drop it.

    I was able to remove the labels from the original Blitz tub and put them on the new container, so it won't get lost in the shuffle.

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    And here it is in working configuration:

    2017-04-11 14.50.17 (resized).jpg

    I hope someone can find this useful. This is all I have to contribute, thanks so much Vid for a great thread!

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