How do you clean/wax your playfields?

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How do you clean/wax your playfields?


By DrAzzy

6 years ago



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#51 6 years ago

I use Novus and the Carnuba wax. As far as how often. About once a month. Although on H.E.P.s website Chris says he waxes his every 2 weeks. Depends on how much you play

#52 6 years ago
Quoted from ChadNC:

I use Novus and the Carnuba wax. As far as how often. About once a month. Although on H.E.P.s website Chris says he waxes his every 2 weeks. Depends on how much you play

Just the major play areas, right?

I saw some Carnuba wax at Lowes made by Turtle Wax. Says it's clear coat safe but they call it a 'Cleaner Wax'... Unsure if it's the one I should get. Looks like this:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/resources/content/products/images/models/large/wax_Turtle_Wax_Carnauba_Cleaner_Wax_T-5.jpg

#53 6 years ago

General consensus is to stay away from Cleaner Waxes. Just use pure Carnuba paste wax.

The major play area is all that needs to be hit every time IMO. I use my finger to put wax in the orbits and other hard to reach areas probably every other waxing. It is not necessary to take the playfield apart each time.

#54 6 years ago
Quoted from ChadNC:

I use Novus and the Carnuba wax. As far as how often. About once a month. Although on H.E.P.s website Chris says he waxes his every 2 weeks. Depends on how much you play

Do you have a link to this where he says he does it every two weeks?

#55 6 years ago

Also, I just did another scan of RGP. It can't be said enough that Novus 2 is mildly abrasive. It's like using a form of mildly abrasive sandpaper and should only be used when the playfield is truly dirty as it will possibly remove some of the clear coat. That's why I'm using it once a year at most (on a HUO machine).

#56 6 years ago
Quoted from Gusphan:

It can't be said enough that Novus 2 is mildly abrasive.

Think I've been using it too much

Gonna be working more with #1 from now on.

#57 6 years ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Think I've been using it too much []

Gonna be working more with #1 from now on.

As far as I can tell, Novus 1 is the way to go for maintaining a thoroughly cleaned machine on Diamond Plated games and Sterns. Just don't use that on barewood.

#58 6 years ago
Quoted from Gusphan:

As far as I can tell, Novus 1 is the way to go for maintaining a thoroughly cleaned machine on Diamond Plated games and Sterns. Just don't use that on barewood.

Thanks. Both mine are DP... so I think I'm alright.

1 year later
#59 5 years ago

Very usefull forum , was using the wrong cleaner/wax , ill get right now some Novus and Carnauba Wax , THX

9 months later
#60 4 years ago

I use Mill Wax

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#61 4 years ago

I was reading an article not to use novus 2, but to use a pre wax cleaner, so I got 2 bottles from auto geek, have not tried it yet, but the article made some going points how Novus is a plastic cleaner.. going to try it on the next machine, been thinking about getting a 3m kit as well.. I tried the treasure cove 3 part kit a few times, I was never happy with the results and especially the mess it made, watched the video and tried and tried, but for some reason, I never got those results, another buddy said the same thing about the kit.. maybe we were both doing something wrong, but followed all directions, even bought their pads.

11 months later
#62 3 years ago

Should ramps that are plastic be waxed as well?

#63 3 years ago

I first put on a good heavy coating of millwax and then put a floor drum sander on top of that and let er rip.

I don't even have to clear the playfield cuz the drum sander takes care of that for me!!

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