Quoted from pacmanretro:
Man, I've never had enough....well, guts.... to try super clean on stuff
I've used it for years, but for degreasing engine stuff etc. Tiny splash in my oil pain and it wipes clean...but I use it full strength.
I'm assuming you must dillute it quite a bit and use it lightly? I'd wind up being the guy who wipes all the paint off too.
Do you "rinse" it away when clean? Or let it just dry? That stuff feels slippery like bleach on skin...I always thought it had to be rinsed.
Or is that asking too many trade secrets ?
Just remember we are talking about super clean on cabinets only, no playfields, front or backside of the backglass, card trays, pop bumper caps, metal white top arch, any stickers, labels, score reels, flippers, targets and other things. The most important thing to remember here is.......Super Clean must always be used with extreme caution.
When I use super clean and I've been using it for many years, I always spray test a small area on the lower cabinet. Normally the very back of the game first, where the four white plastic sliders are. If all works out there ok, I will move to the very back of the side of lower cabinet just below the metal side rail or near the back leg. There in that area I will apply a small amount of Super Clean to check to see if, the super clean method will work on the rest cabinet.
If I feel the super clean is really working well, then I move forward just spraying the entire cabinet without any worries, but small sections at a time and only if the complete cabinet doesn't have any other areas where I know it won't harm the paint or cabinet. Sometimes one side of the cabinet might have been exposed to a different environment and does have a different condition to it than the other side of the cabinet or other sections are not consistent with the rest of the cabinet paint. These conditions you must take into consideration before applying super clean. Sometimes this is where experience comes into to play. A cabinet with stress factors where the wood is splitting, cracking,spider webbing or bare wood is showing would not be a candidate for super clean and should not be used.
The best way to use the super clean method is outdoors and have the cabinet sitting on the four white sliders with the shooter rod facing the sky. I spray from the top of the game and letting run down towards the bottom, wiping quickly and constantly with white clean rags. Once I see my white rags are filled with the dirt (which happens quickly) I immediately use another white clean rag and repeat this process over and over until the cabinet sections are removed of all its dirt and grime. When using super clean on the head of the game the back glass should be removed and set in a safe place away from the spraying area.
I make sure I never rub a wet dirty filled rag into the cabinet area that is drenched with super clean working its magic at the moment. I keep many white clean rags waiting to be used close by in my reach, so I never have to leave the super clean on the cabinet for anytime longer than it needs to be. The white rags do not last long during clean up and become saturated quickly and must be replaced by other clean white ASAP during clean up.
I can tell right away if the Super Clean is going to remove what ever dirt or grime a cabinet might have.......I've done so many cabinet with super clean (100+) and 99 % of the time it never removes anything,but the dirt and grime.
The factory lacquer paint on the cabinets does not get removed with super clean normally, but beware it could damage the original painted design or graphics. There are other exceptions when using super clean.....like a dried out cabinet paint that already is visible to the eye is a red flag if your going to use super clean and other obvious conditions that may exist. There were times I come across a cabinet that the super clean did not work its magic on also,but not many.
Go to my videos below to view super clean being sprayed directly on cabinet and watch dirt and grime disappear immediately.