(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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    #15 7 years ago
    Quoted from kwiKimart:

    How do you take off the rubber around the flipper and what do you use to clean it?

    I used denatured alcohol to clean the stuck rubber from the flipper bats...then simple green and a green 3M buffing pad.

    Robert

    #22 7 years ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Am I the only one who finds the notion of using a highly flammable substance anywhere near my pins extremely daunting?

    Well, it's not really dangerous, especially if the machine is off.

    Non-natural (synthetic) rubber is made from hydrocarbons, so a hydrocarbon based cleaner/solvent works best (fastest) to remove it. Similar to trying to remove oil from something, a hydrocarbon solvent works better than a water based one.

    I always finish up with a water based cleaner, as it removes most of the residual hydrocarbon, that is sort of nasty to rubber & plastics.

    Water is called the universal solvent, but is too slow in most cases to remove hydrocarbon based materials.

    Robert

    #27 7 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    Did I mention I'm stupid?!?!?!?

    You did mention it a couple of times, but giving a concrete example was very useful in helping me form a real opinion.

    Robert

    #43 7 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    Different Eric Bob, this was Eric A., I am Eric J.
    Try and keep up will ya.
    []

    Meds, meds...where did I put my meds?

    Robert

    #44 7 years ago
    Quoted from the_pin_family:

    Now slowly put down the wd-40 and step away.

    Oh ye of little faith...I found this on the internet, so it must be true.

    Robert

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