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Cleaning Playfield Harnesses - Vid's Guide


By vid1900

4 years ago



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    #101 11 months ago

    If you don't want oxidation under the insulation on the wire(s) and on any exposed metal parts, use common sense and don't wash your harness with water unless you have a method for completely evaporating/removing all the water.

    Pretty simple, really. But if you want to take the easy, fast, shortcut way, by all means, use water as a cleaning medium.

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    #102 8 months ago

    Ok guys quick question I have this white residue on my harlem globetrotters harness after running 1 cycle with soap and another with just water.the wires are beautiful but all switches and metal parts have this terrible white residue everywhere should I ultrasonic clean them or run another cycle for the 3rd time

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    #103 8 months ago
    Quoted from koen12344:

    Also had the same problem with oxidation on the metal parts. It just wipes off for the most part, but its a lot more work. I'm quite disappointed, I feel like I made it worse than it was before, and compromised the coating on the metal parts.
    I think it may be caused by the dishwasher salt, or the detergent? Liquid or powder dishwasher detergents aren't common over here in The Netherlands, just those tabs, so that's what I used. Pots and pans cycle.
    What do you think, should I get some powder or liquid detergent and try again, or leave it at this (and clean manually)?[quoted image][quoted image]

    Me too
    What did you do too fix

    #104 8 months ago

    Not much, I believe I ran a few parts through the ultrasonic but that didn't help much. I still haven't reinstalled it.

    BTW I noticed the same residue on some of our pans as well, maybe its lime deposit.

    #105 8 months ago

    With that kind of corrosion on mechs, all I do is ultrasonic clean, then use a smaller stainless steel wire brush on them under running water. It makes a big difference, but of course they will not be like new. For that you would need to replace or re plate the parts.

    Wire brushing mech parts is easy, but targets and switches would be tough to do without bending them and such. So be careful

    #106 8 months ago
    Quoted from koen12344:

    BTW I noticed the same residue on some of our pans as well, maybe its lime deposit.

    Didn't see this part. Yes that is possible. I use a pail with reverse osmosis (purified) water for the final rinse of parts after first rinsing with running water. Try something like that and see if it helps.

    #107 8 months ago

    Ok and they didnt look like this at all until I ran in the dishwasher.the wiring harness does look brand new now just have this white residue on all metal components now.and I'm ready to reinstall harness now sadly.

    #108 8 months ago

    I ran my ball trough through the ultrasonic cleaner and it looks brand new now.so definitely gonna try that with the eos switchs.and hopefully it will clean all that crap off of them.

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    #109 6 months ago

    EBD harness is in the dishwasher. Wish me luck. Tough to fit it all with the 3 drop banks.

    #110 6 months ago
    Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

    EBD harness is in the dishwasher. Wish me luck. Tough to fit it all with the 3 drop banks.

    Deop banks are one of the things I leave out.
    But I tumble them.

    Good luck! I had every piece of painters tape fall off mine the other day FYI

    #111 6 months ago

    Well nothing melted. One switch came apart. Forgot to zip tie one damn switch. Lost one coil wrapper which I knew was gonna happen as it is a replacement coil with paper wrapper. Didn't lose my labels, but they smeared a bit, so this is gonna be fun.

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