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Do you Polish the Roll-Overs?


By scampcamp

12 days ago



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    #1 12 days ago

    Am I being too picky by attempting to polish the roll-overs while doing the metal guides?

    How do you go about it?

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    #2 12 days ago
    Quoted from scampcamp:

    Am I being too picky by attempting to polish the roll-overs while doing the metal guides?
    How do you go about it?
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    I tumble the metal guides, but for the rollovers while I have them popped out of their brackets (for playfield waxing) and they're just hanging there under the playfield, I put a little Mother's Metal Polish on a cloth and thand polish them a bit.

    #3 12 days ago

    Yes, I tumble rollovers. They come out looking like brand new.

    #4 12 days ago

    Yes. I remember going to a friend’s house with an amazing collection but what really stood out for me was his polished rollovers. Since then, every game I do gets polished rollovers.

    #5 12 days ago

    Yep

    #6 12 days ago

    Parts cleaner wash; evaporust; and dremel wire burnish.

    #7 12 days ago

    Where possible, I polish them.

    #9 12 days ago

    Absolutely. They get tumbled along with all the other playfield metal pieces initially. Occasional minor maintenance hand polishing after that with Mother's Metal Polish.

    #10 12 days ago

    In my pf restores I use 400 grit sandpaper on them before reattaching

    #11 12 days ago

    Always. I see so many otherwise beautiful games where these have been ignored, and it's such an easy thing to clean up. Metal or chrome polish on a cloth is usually good enough to get them sparkling. For really old ones where they're entirely encrusting with gray filth, use a buffing wheel but make sure you're holding it carefully as the wheel will have a tendency to grab it out of your hands and send it flying. And use eye protection.

    #12 12 days ago

    Yup. If they're not really bad and just doing a quick spiff-up, I do them in place by wedging a wooden chopstick underneath, and polishing with Nevr-Dull wadding.
    Otherwise, they come off and get any of a variety of treatments.

    #13 12 days ago
    Quoted from pinhead52:

    In my pf restores I use 400 grit sandpaper on them before reattaching

    +1

    #14 12 days ago

    I started today! Although, I worry where this is going...

    #15 11 days ago

    Tumbler with Flitz polish.

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    #16 11 days ago

    Polish sausage, yes.

    Do I polish rollovers? If they need it.

    #17 11 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Polish sausage, yes.
    Do I polish rollovers? If they need it.

    Yep. I polish my game's rollovers and enjoy a good "Polish" too! Mustard and onions please.

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    #18 11 days ago

    I've often pondered that. Polish as, "of Poland", and polish, as in "polish the rocket". Seems to me, the latter should be pollish.

    #19 10 days ago

    Take them out and tumble them and use a Scotchbrite pad on the wire.

    #20 9 days ago

    I use an actual roller tumbler, not a vibratory tumbler with walnut media and some rubbing compound then if I want everything really shiny I tumble with corn cob media again with some rubbing compound. They typically come out looking better than new and no further rubbing or scotch brute etc is necessary. Now understand if they are actually rusty etc not much will save them.

    #21 9 days ago
    Quoted from Chisel:

    I use an actual roller tumbler, not a vibratory tumbler with walnut media and some rubbing compound then if I want everything really shiny I tumble with corn cob media again with some rubbing compound. They typically come out looking better than new and no further rubbing or scotch brute etc is necessary. Now understand if they are actually rusty etc not much will save them.

    If they are rusty you can use Evaporust on them and then Scotchbrite pads. They're very easy to restore.

    #22 9 days ago

    If they're too far gone, PBR sells replacements.

    #23 9 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    If they're too far gone, PBR sells replacements.

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