(Topic ID: 175651)

Cleaning Ramps

By PinballJeff

7 years ago


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    #1 7 years ago

    What are you guys using to clean ramps before flaming them?

    #2 7 years ago

    Purple Power. Full strength.

    #3 7 years ago

    I've been using warm, soapy water. Then novus 2 to get rid of the ball trail if there is one, then isopropyl alcohol right before I flame polish.

    #4 7 years ago

    Any tips for cleaning metal ramps (i.e., hobbit and metallica)?

    #5 7 years ago

    If your not comfortable with the alcohol, I have also used non-ammonia glass cleaner.

    I just used this on ghostbusters's metal ramp.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=wizards+metal+polish&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWuebn1urQAhUI5GMKHW6FBAIQsxgIHA&biw=1920&bih=1089

    Worked very well.

    #6 7 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Purple Power. Full strength.

    Bryan,

    Did you use to use Bleach White before they changed to the new formula?

    #7 7 years ago
    Quoted from PinballJeff:

    Bryan,
    Did you use to use Bleach White before they changed to the new formula?

    I did. It was great. The new formula sucks. Purple Power is the best I've found to replace it. Spray it on and watch the brown crap start to run.

    #8 7 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I did. It was great. The new formula sucks. Purple Power is the best I've found to replace it. Spray it on and watch the brown crap start to run.

    Is this the stuff? Will it cloud the plastic if you do not flame polish?

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    #9 7 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    If your not comfortable with the alcohol, I have also used non-ammonia glass cleaner.
    I just used this on ghostbusters's metal ramp.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=wizards+metal+polish&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWuebn1urQAhUI5GMKHW6FBAIQsxgIHA&biw=1920&bih=1089
    Worked very well.

    Thanks for the input- I watched a couple of youtube videos of the Wizard metal polish product and it looks pretty cool. How did it work with the grain in the ramp on your ghostbusters? do you have any before/after pics?

    thanks

    #10 7 years ago
    Quoted from TomGWI:

    Is this the stuff? Will it cloud the plastic if you do not flame polish?

    Sure is. I guy the stuff in the 2 gallon container. I use it on everything. No clouding. Just rinse well.

    #11 7 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Sure is. I guy the stuff in the 2 gallon container. I use it on everything. No clouding. Just rinse well.

    I love PP on everything. Metal, plastic, coils. Basically everything but the playfield. Especially on stuff that spent 29 years in a smoky bar. The brown stuff melts right off of everything.

    #12 7 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    If your not comfortable with the alcohol, I have also used non-ammonia glass cleaner.
    I just used this on ghostbusters's metal ramp.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=wizards+metal+polish&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWuebn1urQAhUI5GMKHW6FBAIQsxgIHA&biw=1920&bih=1089
    Worked very well.

    Can you spot clean and leave ramps on play field or do I need to remove and heavy apply and scrub?

    #13 7 years ago

    I almost always take them off but if you leave them on I'd be careful with that metal polish near the play field.

    #14 7 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    I almost always take them off but if you leave them on I'd be careful with that metal polish near the play field.

    Does this need to be used following the grain in the ramp- do you have any pics of the results using the wizards cotton polish?

    #15 7 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    I've been using warm, soapy water. Then novus 2 to get rid of the ball trail if there is one, then isopropyl alcohol right before I flame polish.

    Would discontinue using alcohol. If they have been flame polished before it will destroy your ramps.

    #16 7 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    Would discontinue using alcohol. If they have been flame polished before it will destroy your ramps.

    Ive never heard of this, How come?

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