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Is Mother’s California Gold was safe for EM playfields?

By Peruman

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Don_C
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    #1 1 year ago

    I use Millwax for my EMs but want to try something new. Is Mother’s California Gold was safe? It has carnauba but it also advertises gentle polishes. Am I’m going to wreck the playfield if I use this wax?


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    #2 1 year ago

    Probably. Just order a can blitz.

    #3 1 year ago

    I’ve used a couple cans worth on all types of games, no issues.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from DNO:

    I’ve used a couple cans worth on all types of games, no issues.

    Same here. No problems with this wax.

    #6 1 year ago

    Blitz is the way to go. Haven't found anything better. Carnauba wax is very hard. These car wax companies always ad something to the mix to soften and or clean. In my opinion the Blitz wax is the purest wax product on the market. Expensive but a container will last you forever.

    #7 1 year ago

    I was once recommended Mother's wax and first tried it on the metal slide. The lemon Pledge
    worked better. I told him the can of Mother's sucks, and he said No!, not the can. You need
    to use the liquid (well it's creamy). I tried it on the slide, and the Kids flew off 4 ft. air borne.
    No joke. Been using it on EM playfields ever since with nothing but good results. It holds
    up well also..

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    #8 1 year ago

    The Mother’s California Gold Wax is fine to use, but you're probably overdoing it with the added "cleaners" that are in this wax. I use MEGUIAR'S LIQUID CLASSIC DEEP CRYSTAL CARNAUBA WAX - just wax, no cleaners. I've been using it for years with great results on all of my EM/SS machines... I stopped using Milll Wax over 30 years ago - a strange wax that leaves a residue. I'm surprised you can still buy Mill Wax...

    #9 1 year ago


    My wax of choice. Zero cleaners, powders or abrasives added. Expensive but worth it. IMO

    #10 1 year ago

    The Mothers in the can is available without the abrasives.

    #11 1 year ago

    Meguiar's #6 in the tan bottle. Been using it on EMs for over 30 years. It will remove dead oxidized paint but not good paint. Can do deep cleaning but safe for regular use. Can use it on clear coated PFs also.

    Don C.

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