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Super glue on playfield

By Broy1189

5 months ago


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#1 5 months ago

Hello everyone! I picked up a stern star wars pro and the original owner accidentally spilt super glue on the playfield. Anyone know a safe yet effective way to remove it?

#2 5 months ago

OUCH! Maybe try a scalpel knife.

#3 5 months ago

Acetone based fingernail polish remover on microfiber cloth is about the only thing that will remove it.

Can also be used to remove the fingernail polish on Whitestar driver board 5V pots.

#4 5 months ago
Quoted from Broy1189:

Hello everyone! I picked up a stern star wars pro and the original owner accidentally spilt super glue on the playfield. Anyone know a safe yet effective way to remove it?

Rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth. How big is the spill?

EDIT: Nail polish remover as recommended above will probably be faster. But if you go that route, a little goes a long way. Rub carefully and clean/rewax when done.

#5 5 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth. How big is the spill?
EDIT: Nail polish remover as recommended above will probably be faster. But if you go that route, a little goes a long way. Rub carefully and clean/rewax when done.

It's a decent sized smeer, looks like the guy spilt it and then tried to wipe off.

I was thinking of trying some sort of super glue remover/debonder but nervous about messing up the clearm

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#6 5 months ago

You could buy a PF protector to make everything smooth.

I would not worry too much. If you are gentle and it comes up, great. If not then there is super fine grit sand paper or a protector.

#7 5 months ago

You'd be surprised what you can do with a new flat razor blade.

#8 5 months ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

You'd be surprised what you can do with a new flat razor blade.

Yeah? I'm just nervous to scrape the actual playfield

#9 5 months ago

plastic razors very gentle

#10 5 months ago
Quoted from Broy1189:

Yeah? I'm just nervous to scrape the actual playfield

l works well for small globs. Not sure about smears.

Hold the blade real flat and increase the angle and see what happens.

You can remove the apron and practice there.

#11 5 months ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

l works well for small globs. Not sure about smears.
Hold the blade real flat and increase the angle and see what happens.
You can remove the apron and practice there.

If you use real blade make sure to put tape on either side. Just exposing the middle of blade.

#12 5 months ago
Quoted from Broy1189:

Yeah? I'm just nervous to scrape the actual playfield

I do leveling with a blade all the time when I'm doing clearcoat leveling after filling inserts.. Start with tape on each side of the area and a fresh blade. Figure at a minimum you are going to have to do some buffing with compound when the glue comes off.

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#13 5 months ago
Quoted from Broy1189:

looks like the guy spilt it and then tried to wipe off.

more curious as to what he was doing with the glue there in the first place !

#14 5 months ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

more curious as to what he was doing with the glue there in the first place !

I'm wondering the same thing!

#15 5 months ago

New, single edge razor, tape on edges

Hold 90° to the playfield

Use 2 hands

Scrape back and forth

Wet sand, buff with novus2

#16 5 months ago
Quoted from Broy1189:

It's a decent sized smeer, looks like the guy spilt it and then tried to wipe off.
I was thinking of trying some sort of super glue remover/debonder but nervous about messing up the clearm [quoted image]

I'd try the rubbing alcohol soaked on a microfiber cloth first. Then if that doesn't work maybe rubbing alcohol and a magic eraser before moving to more serious options. Small circular motions with decent pressure and see what you get.

#17 5 months ago

lighter fluid/naptha on a microfiber cloth, don't rub outside the smear. work gently. and be aware of when you've worked your way through, so that you don't continue rubbing the clearcoat.

#18 5 months ago

Go to about 6 mins in

If you can do a $1k guitar, you can do a playfield, same way

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#19 5 months ago

Got it looking great! Thanks for all the suggestions. Ended up using a mix of goof off super glue remover and a razor. Very happy with the results

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