(Topic ID: 266842)

Magic Eraser And Alcohol?


By BallyTim

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    Hi Guys,

    When cleaning an old PF using Magic Eraser, what strength rubbing alcohol do you use with it? 91% or 70%? Do you cut the alcohol with anything? And do you wipe off after cleaning an area?

    I am aware that you need to be very aware of not over working an area or applying too much pressure, as to not take paint off.

    Just looking for updated opinions on this method.

    Thanks so much, guys!

    Sincerely,

    Tim

    #2 3 months ago

    I haven't used this method in a while, simply because doing so removes the protective clearcoat from the playfield (or what's left of it anyway), but when I did use it, I used denatured alcohol, or 91%--but only if denatured wasn't available. School of thought is that you want to use an alcohol that has the least amount of water content as to not raise the woodgrain of the playfield.

    #4 3 months ago

    91%. Be patient...too much pressure and you will start taking off the paint. Since this dissolves the clear coat, you are going to get some haziness but you can follow up right after with a clean rag with a little alcohol or naphtha on it. Just remember you are basically taking off the top coat so just keep it waxed afterwards as you have less protection in that spot.

    #5 3 months ago

    I use novus 2 to get the haze off

    #6 3 months ago

    I've ordered a playfield protector from Sebastian, in Germany, to put on when I'm done. So I won't be putting anymore wear on the surface afterwards.

    #7 3 months ago

    Ive used both 70 or 90 alcohol straigtht with it, I assume technically the higher percent the better, but in actual practice whom knows.

    #8 3 months ago
    Quoted from BallyTim:

    I've ordered a playfield protector from Sebastian, in Germany, to put on when I'm done. So I won't be putting anymore wear on the surface afterwards.

    Coil dust will work itself under the protector and the ball will slowly grind the dust into the playfield. Plus protectors play differently than playing on a playfield.

    #9 3 months ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    Coil dust will work itself under the protector and the ball will slowly grind the dust into the playfield. Plus protectors play differently than playing on a playfield.

    So if you dont use a protector the coil dust stays on the playfield and the ball rolls all over it grinding it into the playfield?

    Is that what you are saying?

    #10 3 months ago
    Quoted from Palmer:

    Just remember you are basically taking off the top coat so just keep it waxed afterwards as you have less protection in that spot.

    Wax alone won't be enough. Naked paint wears very quickly, wax or not.

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