(Topic ID: 201072)

Cleaning flippers


By koolego

9 months ago



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#1 9 months ago

Hi

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to clean up my TZ flippers, I am asking because I am going to use transparent flipper rubbers so it needs to be clean.

Have tried simple green, eucalyptus & alcohol (on the flipper as well) with no luck.

Before I go and buy new ones I thought I would check if there are any tricks.

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#2 9 months ago

CP100 works well

#3 9 months ago

Lacquer thinner.

#4 9 months ago

I wonder if wet sanding with progressively higher grit would do the trick? Soon to try this myself as I usually get new bats

#5 9 months ago

T-Cut or Novus 2 and plenty of ooomphhhh.

#6 9 months ago

Not sure if you have GooGone, but I've had great results with that. Just spray on and let it soak. It's just a citrus based adhesive remover. Australia may have something similar under a different name...infused with Vegemite...because...AUSTRALIA.

#7 9 months ago

I use lighter fluid first to get the sticky or hardened gunk off, then Novus #2 polish.

#8 9 months ago

Magic Eraser will get that off. with some Spray Nine or Simple Green, then polish with some Novus 2 to buff up the scratches from the ME. don't clean the top of the flipper with ME, you will lose the gloss of the plactic.

#9 9 months ago

I've gone at mine with heavy sandpaper and still not gotten the stuff off.

#10 9 months ago

Magic Eraser and alcohol, works every time for me. You need to use a little muscle but it comes off just fine.

#11 9 months ago

Goof-Off works really well. Make sure you get all the residue off with water.

#12 9 months ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Magic Eraser and alcohol, works every time for me. You need to use a little muscle but it comes off just fine.

This is the go-to for almost everything pinball for me.

#13 9 months ago

Stern flipper bats stain badly.

#14 9 months ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Magic Eraser and alcohol, works every time for me. You need to use a little muscle but it comes off just fine.

Des drinking a beer while magic erasing count?

#15 9 months ago
Quoted from Bugsy:

Magic Eraser and alcohol, works every time for me. You need to use a little muscle but it comes off just fine.

Denatured alcohol. I've just used a rag and never had to use ME. But agree with Bugsy, a little muscle and let the alcohol do its thing. It will slowly clean right off.

#16 9 months ago

Toss them in a tumbler with some Novus 2 and run it over night.

#17 9 months ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

Toss them in a tumbler with some Novus 2 and run it over night.

On plastic?! Didn't know you could do that. If so, that is very exciting. I'm assuming you'd want to use fine media & shorten the tumble time?

#18 9 months ago

Goo Gone work great.

#19 9 months ago
Quoted from Aeolus7:

On plastic?! Didn't know you could do that. If so, that is very exciting. I'm assuming you'd want to use fine media & shorten the tumble time?

I use walnut shell for media. Have done it for plastic posts too.

#20 9 months ago

I use Bon Ami with water a rag and some pressure with my thumb. Works great. Good luck!

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