(Topic ID: 18639)

Cleaning Flipper Bands


By kwiKimart

7 years ago



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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by LITZ
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    #51 7 years ago

    WD-40 is the ultimate dirt magnet.

    #52 7 years ago
    Quoted from DCFAN:

    WD-40 is the ultimate dirt magnet.

    I thought a freshly washed black car was.

    #53 7 years ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Wow. Way to not read my post guys! I did NOT say to clean the rubber with WD-40, I said to use a SMALL amount on a cloth to clean rubber residue off flipper arms. NOT to spray it on a machine (and I wouldn't spray Any cleaner on a machine by the way). This is to clean the flipper arm to prep it for a new band. Not to clean the play-feild plastics, or the play-feild. And there are ways to use ANY product the wrong way, not just WD-40.
    I get jokes, but not outright patronizing insults from people who can't read and insinuate that I suggested something else. If you wan't to chastise people about using WD-40, go to the "Who invented play-feild Mylar, Satan?" topic where several people suggested using it on a play-feild.
    BTW I've been servicing arcade games for Thirty years, and know what I'm talking about.

    Sometimes it's best to comment on a not-so-bad advice post like yours in a more negative way, just to keep the person who doesn't know any better from doing more harm. I knew what you meant, but the talk was heading in a different direction about the use of WD-40, so I continued the negativity about it to avoid potential disasters for someone. Sorry if I offended you; I'm sure you are very knowledgeable and good at what you do.

    #54 7 years ago
    Quoted from Metalpin:

    Sometimes it's best to comment on a not-so-bad advice post like yours in a more negative way, just to keep the person who doesn't know any better from doing more harm. I knew what you meant, but the talk was heading in a different direction about the use of WD-40, so I continued the negativity about it to avoid potential disasters for someone. Sorry if I offended you; I'm sure you are very knowledgeable and good at what you do.

    Thanks.

    #55 7 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    How you remove it doesn't matter. When I replace them, the new ones are tighter. So the easiest way is slip the rubber ring around the big end then stretch and pull and slip the other end over the narrow end.

    I find that it also helps to stretch them with your hands a bit before installing them.

    #56 7 years ago
    Quoted from sixsixtie:

    A buddy of mine just uses his tongue. I can't recommend it to others but it works for him!

    LMAO. Is this your buddy?

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    #57 7 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    I found the best way to clean them by accident, I stuck them in my pocket and forgot they were there and ran the pants through the washing machine.

    ROTFLMAO! I did that once too! Funny though, white rings take on the color of whatever your pants are

    #58 7 years ago

    Hard to believe there are this many posts and no one has mentioned Wildcat RC-88 pinball rubber cleaner.

    #59 7 years ago

    OK, I just cleaned the flipper rubbers with some Novus 2 and it turned out great. I also put some Novus 2 on the playfield because it was getting a little dirty. Now my TSPP is ready for more playing for when my family comes over tomorrow!!!!

    #60 7 years ago
    Quoted from kwiKimart:

    How do I take off the red rubber on my lil BABY flipper and what do I use to clean it?
    kwiKimart

    Sounds like a question you should be asking your family physician.

    #61 7 years ago
    Quoted from Cliffy:

    ROTFLMAO! I did that once too! Funny though, white rings take on the color of whatever your pants are

    Hmmm... I do have a new pair of Levis maybe I will put a set together for my WH2O.

    #62 7 years ago
    Quoted from LITZ:

    Sounds like a question you should be asking your family physician.

    That's only if your flipper stays locked on for more than 4 hours.

    #63 7 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    That's only if your flipper stays locked on for more than 4 hours.

    My TZ has that same exact problem when using the 9.4H pause mode. LMAO.

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