(Topic ID: 18639)

Cleaning Flipper Bands


By kwiKimart

7 years ago



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    #39 7 years ago
    Quoted from tracelifter:

    What could go wrong?
    No really I am!!!!!
    I was doing a mylar removal on my day one mylar High Speed, this thing
    was friggin' beautiful, I was going to take it to Expo this year! I
    use the hot air gun and it comes up like a dream, colors are even
    brighter than I hoped!! Unfortunately, it leaves the regular tough
    glue on the playfield and I do the goo gone with the paper towel thing
    and then move on to VM&P Naptha and finally on to goof off!
    Nothing is working on this machine! I finally decide to heat up the
    playfield a little to soften up the glue, hopefully.
    I take the PROPANE torch, don't ask me why, I don't know.....(why
    didn't I use the hot air gun, I did it wasn't working fast enough, but
    it was working)
    Well needless to say I got about 30 seconds of heating it up and
    POOF!!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!! Black smoke rising, tripping over the dog, and
    grabbing the bucket of soapy water that I used yesterday to wipe down
    the cabinet and throwing it all over the playfield only caused the
    flame to roll to the underside of the playfiled! Now I'm dousing it
    out with a rag trying to blow out the remains of the flames and the
    fuel slick accumulating in the bottom by the coin tray.
    Aired the house out, friggin' freezing now! Stripped the playfield
    bare in the hopes of doing an overlay or who knows anybody have a
    playfield for sale? God I'm stupid! Lets just say at this point Jesus
    wouldn't be playing my High Speed!
    Did I mention I'm stupid?!?!?!? Mr. coil sleeves ain't got nothing on
    me! I wonder if home-owners insc. will cover this? I hope I don't have
    a dummy clause.
    Excuse me I have to go to bed now and cry myself to sleep....
    Eric A.
    P.S. Did I mention I'm STUPID?!?!?!?!?

    Holy effin' shite!!!

    #42 7 years ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    1. Explain how it's bad.
    2. Obviously you've never used it to clean.
    3. Apparently you didn't read the entire post.

    Thanks for the mention. I learned some very interesting facts about WD-40 when i was in firefighter school a decade ago. While I haven't used WD-40 on my pins I'm going to try it on those pesky flipper bat rubber marks...

    From WD-40's FAQ:

    I've heard that people use WD-40 as a cleaner/remover. What can it be used on?
    WD-40 removes sap, tar, adhesives, labels and tape from surfaces without damaging existing paint. It's an effective cleaner for tools, equipment, and vehicles. Use it to remove splattered bugs from the front of cars. WD-40 will even help remove gum from carpet. Just spray, wait, and wipe with a clean cloth.

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