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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)

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

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    #1601 6 months ago

    Probably a silly question and asked/answered countless times, but what is the main cause and therefore prevention of planking? I’m guessing it’s temp/humidity related and maybe bad choice of cleaners, but does waxing make any difference for prevention of planking?

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    #1752 4 months ago

    I'm currently using Meguiar's Gold Class carnuba wax on my games. Prior to this, I had been using Millwax (i.e. silicone based). What I've noticed is that when I used Millwax, the playfield was slick as snot... but it didn't last all that long. Maybe after 40-50 game plays, I could start to notice it just wasn't as slick. When using the Meguiar's wax, I can't say that it ever seemed as slick as the Millwax. In fact, I can see a spinning ball gain traction on a playfield and curve a different direction even after a fresh waxing, whereas when I used Millwax, ball traction on the playfield seemed less. Gotta say, even though I try to keep my games clean and waxed, that ball traction on the playfield worries me a bit of the playfield being potentially worn. Am I worrying too much or would you recommend ditching the Meguiar's stuff and go with something like Blitz or P21s? Is the traction thing typical of carnuba waxed playfields more so than silicone waxed; are others noticing this? BTW, the only reason why I stopped using Millwax was because of reading Vid's write-up on why he doesn't like silicone waxes. A buddy of mine basically said, just wax it on a regular occasion and don't worry about it.

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    #1810 20 days ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    Spray way glass cleaner, nothing better, cleans and polishes the glass.

    It’s also dirt cheap and locally available (Wallymart, Sams, Kroger, etc...).

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