How do you clean/wax your playfields?

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How do you clean/wax your playfields?

By DrAzzy

7 years ago

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#1 7 years ago

I've got two machines, both of which had a playfield in good condition when I bought them (no need to strip them down and clearcoat them). I'm wondering how other people do routine cleaning+waxing. I've been using Millwax for general cleaning on the playfield, and have cleaned up a few spots with novus 1.

It seems like Millwax doesn't really give much, if any, protective coating on the playfield. I was wondering if there is something better I should be using periodically to wax the playfield, to keep it in good condition


#21 7 years ago

When you all say you clean or wax it "every month" or "every two months" - that's not really very meaningful, without knowing how heavily the machine is played... Unless you guys play far more than I do, I should be cleaning my playfields a lot more than I do!

#26 7 years ago

Hmm, was just struck with question here. Novus 2 is slightly abrasive, so we wouldn't want to use it for routine cleaning - just getting up the general traces of dirt on playfield - all the time, right?

And we don't want to use millwax at all.

So what do you do for low-intensity, general cleaning? Do you wax every time you clean? I'm assuming not...

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#40 7 years ago

It's certainly best_ to do a full strip.... though you can get away without taking everything off the playfield. What I did for my TZ was to remove all the ramps and mini PF, etc, so I had easy access to everyplace that the ball would go. I didn't bother taking off everything though - I left the gumball machine on (hellish to remove - had to take it off a while back). The path the ball takes out of it is easily accessible anyway, and is by no means high traffic area.

How important it is, I think, depends on the condition of the playfield (and hence how much polishing/cleaning you need to do) and how much stuff you're replacing at the same time, if anything. And of course, on how much time you have available to work on a pinball machine.

Quoted from PinballParadise:

When you vacuum.. Do you move your couch, table, rug etc? I know I do.

I sure don't...

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