(Topic ID: 144708)

How to clean diamond plate playfield


By patterson180

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

I am sure this has been asked a million times in one way or another, but I can't find a thread to answer my question exactly. I am looking to clean a WH2O diamond plate playfield (and wax it if necessary). It isn't terribly dirty, just need a general cleaning from some residue in the areas you'd expect. Any advice on what I should use to do this? Novus?

#2 3 years ago

Novus 1.

#3 3 years ago

Novus 1 will be more than capable of taking care of surface dirt and dust. For filthy areas a little Novus 2 will help followed by Novus 1 to remove leftover residue. Many swear by Novus 2 alone but this is an abrasive cleaner and people are slowly destroying their playfield when using Novus 2 constantly.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from Crash:

Novus 1 will be more than capable of taking care of surface dirt and dust. For filthy areas a little Novus 2 will help followed by Novus 1 to remove leftover residue. Many swear by Novus 2 alone but this is an abrasive cleaner and people are slowly destroying their playfield when using Novus 2 constantly.

Slowly is the key word here. People have been using it for over 20 years on DP games, and I haven't seen damage yet that could be directly attributed to it.

#5 3 years ago

So is constantly. I mean I haven't seen any real world examples either, but for me personally using nothing but Novus 2 on a worn out playfield with thinning clear is mostly out of the question. And I don't even own any games. Different strokes for different folks.

#6 3 years ago

Any thoughts on the necessity of waxing the playfield as well?

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from pin2d:

Any thoughts on the necessity of waxing the playfield as well?

It helps protect and makes the game play faster. Do not use a liquid wax or any wax with and additives or cleaners. Use a wax like blitz wax.

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from pin2d:

I am sure this has been asked a million times in one way or another, but I can't find a thread to answer my question exactly.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cleaning-and-waxing-pinball-machines-vids-guide

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