(Topic ID: 95777)

Cleaning Playfield

By angrysaladman

9 years ago

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#1 9 years ago

What processes/products do you guys use? This machine has a decent amount of dirt. Also, do most of you guys try to touch up the paint or do you clearcoat and let the wear stay underneath that coat?

#2 9 years ago

Don't use any water or water based product on old EMs, as oftentimes the water swells the wood fibers.

Don't use anything that contains Silicone (like Pledge or millwax) if you are going to clear coat the playfield in the future.

A little Naphtha on a rag will really cut through the filth.

Playfields can be touched up, or simply cleared (and then touched up at a latter date).


#3 9 years ago

Listen to Uncle Vid. He knows what he's talking about.


91% or higher Isopropyl (Rubbing) Alcohol
NOVUS 2 Plastic Fine Scratch Remover
Carnauba Paste Wax
Soft cotton shop rags/towels

How To Clean a Pinball Machine:


#4 9 years ago

Appreciate the info guys. This machine definitely has wear on the wood. Is 34000 plays that much for a 1970 game? Seems low to me, unless of course this thing rolled over.


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