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How to clean apron on classic stern?

By frunch

8 years ago



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#1 8 years ago

I'm finally getting my Seawitch back together and realized I still have to clean the apron. Having heard my share of horror stories (ruined art/paint loss) in regard to the task, I was wondering how you all manage it. Is there any sure-fire way that will not damage the paint, even if it takes a bit more elbow grease and/or time? Which cleaners are safe?

Thanks!

#2 8 years ago

Interested in this too. Ruined a Stern apron once trying to get some rock hard adhesive labels off....never again. Not sure what was the worst, but rubbing excessively with alcohol was a BAD thing, so I advise don't do that.

#3 8 years ago

I'm probably gonna go for a decal for my apron eventually. Too many scratches.

#4 8 years ago

Powdercoat it white and then install a new color matching decal for that machine. I just did this recently and spent $45 total and it is like brand new.

#5 8 years ago

Don't even try to clean the silkscreened paint, it usually comes off.

#6 8 years ago

The blue on mine came off with clear water. But if you decide to replace the decal you need to read this:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bad-deal-from-e-bay-seller-classicarcades

Hope this helps.

Bob

4 years later
#7 4 years ago

vid1900 is there any good way to clean an apron to make it look shiny and new? I too have issues with paint loss. Sometimes novus2 works, others it does not. Sometimes even wax was taking paint off. Now I just use water to get dirt off. I would like to find something to polish it with to shine it up. Any thoughts?

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