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How to protect a new set of legs

By JimmyZee

19 days ago


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    #1 19 days ago

    I'm buying new legs from Pinball Life that state they are chrome plated. Should I spray anything on them to inhibit rust? It seems all the legs I purchase get pitted after a while.

    #2 19 days ago

    shouldn't have too if its not in a wet damp area.

    #3 19 days ago

    No u shouldn’t have too I got them legs from PBL before they are fine they hold up ,if your in a damp basement anything will rust

    #4 19 days ago

    I've never had new legs rust on my games. Unless your basement is running crazy high humidity you should be fine. If it's a concern you could put a coat of wax on them or a coating like boeshield t-9 (there's other coatings made for machinery like table saw tops that would be good too).

    #5 19 days ago

    Notice he’s in Cleveland, though. Everything decays in Cleveland…sorry, nothing you can do.

    - (signed…Pbgh native)

    #6 19 days ago

    I would put one drop of penetrating oil on the threads of each leg leveler.
    .................David Marston

    #7 19 days ago

    I've always thrown a coat of wax on all new chrome legs, and on all used chrome legs after a dunk in Evaporust and a washdown, because why not.

    #8 19 days ago

    Rem Oil from gun shops or sporting stores........

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    #9 19 days ago
    Quoted from JimmyZee:

    I'm buying new legs from Pinball Life that state they are chrome plated. Should I spray anything on them to inhibit rust? It seems all the legs I purchase get pitted after a while.

    Where is your machine basement ?

    #10 19 days ago

    I put a coat of wax on them. It's more durable than gun oil.

    But the legs generally shouldn't rust in a space that doesn't get wet, humid, or change temperature rapidly enough to form condensation. So, if you can keep them out of those environments, they should be fine.

    #11 19 days ago

    Chrome polish….thats what it’s for.

    #12 19 days ago

    Lumalegz is what you need. You need LUMALEGZ!

    #13 18 days ago
    Quoted from Pickle:

    Chrome polish….thats what it’s for.

    Polish is not a protectant. It's...a polish.

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