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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)

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    #1476 1 year ago

    So i think I may have screwed it up. I waxed my playfield and now the rollovers won't come back up on their own. I've cleaned them out as best as I can with some q-tips but they still won't come up on their own.

    This leads me to 2 questions:
    1 - is there any way to fix this, or (hope hope) will it fix itself once the wax dries?
    2 - in a related question - what is best practice to wax a playfield that has rollovers?

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    #1479 1 year ago

    that makes a lot of sense, thanks! I was pretty nervous I had ruined it.

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    #1691 6 months ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    Naptha usually wont remove mylar but it will clean it pretty good unless dirt is ground into the plastic. It dries fast so it wont lift the edges of the mylar.
    Naptha is your friend. Mylar is immune to it .

    But naphtha takes off the clear coat. So if you use it you have to put a new coat of clear, waxing is not sufficient....correct?

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