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Diamond Plate: Treasure Cove Playfield Cleaning/Polishing Replacement


By SilverBallKid

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

So I am working on bringing a Fish Tales back from a world of filth and all is going great. However, my game was on a route and I would love to get the wear off the playfield diamond plate. It is not bad at all (really almost no insert wear and just a couple small bad spots where the balls drop down out of the ramps at the inlanes - Cliffys bought already!) but I just want to see if I can bring the luster back to it. I found a lot of old info on here about the Treasure Cove Playfield Cleaning & Polishing Kit, but I called Treasure Cove because all the cleaning stuff is listed as out of stock. Looks and sounds like these kits are not being made anymore, which is a drag because I was excited to give it a try.

Does anyone have a suggestion on an alternative to these for a Diamond Plate playfield that is NOT Novus 2? Having read a lot about these rubbing/buffing kits, it sounds a lot better than Novus 2. Yes, I completely understand that this will be a One Time Project regardless of what I use and that afterward that I will keep the playfield luster up with regular cleaning and Blitz wax, just like my other 3 machines. I have read that 3M makes good stuff, but do I need to buy 1 product or use a couple different ones in sequence?

Alternately, did anyone out there purchase a Treasure Cove kit and not use it who would be willing to sell it to me?

Thanks in advance for all advice.

Cheers,

Tim In Motown

#2 2 years ago

At some point in time...a while back, someone had posted the recipe for the treasure cove polishing kit. I just can't remember where I saw it.

#4 2 years ago

I have preped quite a few Diamondplate pfs for clear coats and touch ups. Trust me the best and quickest way to clean a clear coat like diamondplate is to use Goof-off (pro strength)then immediately wipe it off with Windex make sure you spray into a rag and not on the pf and work in small areas. You will be shocked how fast and efficiently it can remove stubborn ball lines and other imperfections. It will also take off any touch ups or any paint not under a clear coat so be careful where you use it. To really bring up the shine just use Meguiaire's Ultimate Compound and machine buff it if you can, but hand buffing will work too.

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#5 2 years ago
Quoted from gmkalos:

Trust me the best and quickest way to clean a clear coat like diamond plate is to use Goof-off

I'd never use Goof Off. It strips paint. Ask people who used it to remove mylar glue residue.

LTG : )

#6 2 years ago

Hell no to GOOF OFF (you can safely use GOO GONE)

Believe it or not, there is a whole thread on playfield cleaning:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cleaning-and-waxing-pinball-machines-vids-guide

#7 2 years ago

The wax is in stock. Just the different pads are out of stock right now. Though wax is listed out of stock you can still buy the 1, 2 and 3 waxes

#8 2 years ago

Non believers Goof-off is the shiznit if used properly!

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#9 2 years ago

goof off works great for mylar glue! it is the shit, for that!

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