I was awake at 3:37 a.m. last morning thinking about this so I had to create a poll.
I never wash my hands, but I use a power washer to spray down the machine after I'm through playing.
You left out "Frequently" as an option, so I can't vote.
I keep the glass, flipper buttons and flipper area (stealth protectors on most) clean with Stoner Glass cleaner. Stuff works great.
before and after. plus wipe down the buttons and lockdown bars regularly. no food or kids allowed, beer ok. i like to keep my games clean.
At bars I pee, play pins, and eat, then play more pins in that order. No washing necessary
We keep hand sanitizer in the game room, people tend to use it if it is available, so we always have a bottle centrally located where everyone can see it. It is a bigger concern in the winter with colds and flu flourishing. So I guess that is the same as washing.
I wash my hands before and after I eat, and after I use the rest room. So no, I really dont worry about it. However if I have been shopping out a machine, or just had ribs, yes I would wash before I play.
Quoted from ovfdfireman:
if I have been shopping out a machine
+1. Lava liquid soap
Quoted from NY2Colorado:
bring some sanitizer when I play in the wild.
+1 I agree, some pins flipper buttons are gross. Replacing those buttons are always on my shop list....I am always supprised when someone tells me they shopped a game and the buttons are nasty.
However, I will randomly walk up to one of my pins and start playing without thinking about washing my hands. I would never eat or anything after playing one in public though.
The only germs on my pins are from me or my wife.
Man everyone here seems like a germaphobe. I'm a plumber and wash my hands not even half as often as some of you. Never get sick tho. My body must of built a good immune system not using Purell all the time.
I actually have a bucket of chum and grease that I dunk my hands in before playing to keep the buttons and plunger action nice and smooth.
I always make ppl wash their hands before playing my pins. I am not worried about germs though I dont want my flipper buttons sticky or dirty thats why. Its all about keeping the pin clean.. And for me yea I wash my hands before I play normally scrubbing the THC off my fingers from the bowls I packed to get my head right.
Quoted from TheLaw:
Almost all situations I use gloves.
Hmm interesting.. Second person I have heard of this from.. Makes me wonder if it's somewhat common in tournaments and if anyone has started a thread about the best pin gloves. Haha I'm amused now have to go check
..yep 3 topics about pin gloves
I'm one of the glove users. As I have some fully chromed some powder coated. It just makes cleaning that bit easier and no sweaty flipper buttons when the adrenalines running on IMVE. Lol
No...but I heard that Howard Hughes used to wash his hands before he played his Bagatelle.
I do, and always have. I find there is always a bit of something there, and I like the best grip when shaking the shit out of them I don't ever what to smack my chin off the lockdown bar because of an oily hand.
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