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Goo Gone on system 11 apron paint.....


By Oldschool77

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Is Goo Gone safe to use to get decal residue off of the Williams logo in the middle of a system 11 ball return apron? I picked up a used one off eBay because my current apron on my Jokerz has a decal shaped paint loss/fade/over scrubbed area on it's current apron where the Williams logo is, and the "new" one i got on eBay has a decal in the same area, so i wanna make sure i don't' do the same thing to this one when i go to remove the sticker.

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#2 2 years ago

Goo gone and Goof Off can and usually will take off paint. Use Wd-40. Let it set for a few seconds then rub it off with your finger. Clean with warm soapy water.

#3 2 years ago

I thought wd40 was only good for squeaky hinges and getting tar off your hands. Good to know it's got positive pinball uses too

#4 2 years ago

I can, regrettably, confirm that goo gone will discolor the base paint on a system 11 apron. It didn't take the paint completely off but you can see anywhere it made contact.

#5 2 years ago

I guess I was lucky. I used googone to remove old op sticker residue and didn't take off anything.

#6 2 years ago

Thanks for all the replies guys!!

It is interesting that it doesn't seem to hurt the PF (I used it liberally on my whirlwind PF when i removed the mylar and it looked absolutely new) which to me i would assume to be "softer" then the paint on the apron. But i guess the "chemical makeup" may be different too.

Aside from WD-40, what about 91% isopropyl alcohol? I used that to remove all the goo on the mylar "insert" under the plastic upper PF of my jokerz when i installed a new upper PF, and it came out like new. Seemed to break it down pretty quickly too.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Oldschool77:

Is Goo Gone safe to use to get decal residue off of the Williams logo in the middle of a system 11 ball return apron?

No, it smeared mine (Jokerz) and its still sticky

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Oldschool77:

Thanks for all the replies guys!!
It is interesting that it doesn't seem to hurt the PF (I used it liberally on my whirlwind PF when i removed the mylar and it looked absolutely new) which to me i would assume to be "softer" then the paint on the apron. But i guess the "chemical makeup" may be different too.
Aside from WD-40, what about 91% isopropyl alcohol? I used that to remove all the goo on the mylar "insert" under the plastic upper PF of my jokerz when i installed a new upper PF, and it came out like new. Seemed to break it down pretty quickly too.

91% Will take off the paint. Heck on some SS pins I've had simple green and even Windex take off paint.

#9 2 years ago

I used goo gone on a 1981 Bally apron and the results were great.
It sounds like it could go either way.
91% IPA is a no no for aprons for sure.
I think I started with water/soap and an old credit card and started scraping -- had to move to goo gone.
mof

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