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Playfield Protectors and wax


By Md2020

10 months ago



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#1 10 months ago

Want to make sure my intuition is correct.
I need not wax a playfield that has a protector installed on it, right?
This machine came with it, I’m assuming it’s Mylar. Too much stress/risk for me to remove it, so it’s gonna stay on there.

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#2 10 months ago

You can definitely wax mylar. Polish it up with some novus first too.

#3 10 months ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

You can definitely wax mylar. Polish it up with some novus first too.

Thank you!!

#4 10 months ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

You can definitely wax mylar. Polish it up with some novus first too.

I'll second this note. Bought a Rocky n Bullwinkle with a mylar pf cover. Amazing difference in ball speed and play after waxing.

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#5 5 months ago

Hi All! I just became a proud owner of a 1983 Gottlieb Rack Em' Up. I've never owned a pinball before, and I wondered if you can help with some tricks and tips: I have some bees balm (with bees wax). On its label, it says that it can be used for every kind of leather, and natural wood. I had my doubts when reading natural wood, but I applied it to the Playfield, after a clean with compressed air, and microfiber cloth. Looks good so far. Nice shine, and the ball is rolling like hell. I saw here that most of you guys use carnauba (I assume because it is harder, and lasts longer once applied), but bees balm/wax is alright too, right? I mean it does no damage, and takes a good care of the playfield, right? (painted wood, there are some smaller cracks/dents, but over all it is in good shape).

Also I use the pinball for a few rounds every day. Is a light cleaning and waxing every 3-4 weeks enough to preserve its state?

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#6 76 days ago
Quoted from Csaszi7:

Hi All! I just became a proud owner of a 1983 Gottlieb Rack Em' Up. I've never owned a pinball before, and I wondered if you can help with some tricks and tips: I have some bees balm (with bees wax). On its label, it says that it can be used for every kind of leather, and natural wood. I had my doubts when reading natural wood, but I applied it to the Playfield, after a clean with compressed air, and microfiber cloth. Looks good so far. Nice shine, and the ball is rolling like hell. I saw here that most of you guys use carnauba (I assume because it is harder, and lasts longer once applied), but bees balm/wax is alright too, right? I mean it does no damage, and takes a good care of the playfield, right? (painted wood, there are some smaller cracks/dents, but over all it is in good shape).
Also I use the pinball for a few rounds every day. Is a light cleaning and waxing every 3-4 weeks enough to preserve its state?

Hi, sorry just saw your post. Congrats hope after 3 months you still love the game, and curious if it has bred yet. They tend to multiply when you aren't looking. I wouldn't use bees wax, a good carnuba is great. And for home use, every 6 months or so is probably fine. Run your finger over the play field when it is just waxed. if you do the same a few months later and it doesn't feel as smooth, time to re-wax. And don't use cleaner waxes. Sorry again for the late reply.

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