(Topic ID: 50455)

Too much spin after waxing

By loppydog

7 years ago

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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by cartert
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    #1 7 years ago

    Hi guys, I just cleaned and waxed my Nascar machine. It turned out really good and shiny! Now when I play it, it plays much faster, which I expected. But what I did not expect is to see so much spin on the ball. I notice now that the ball will sometimes change it's trajectory mid path. Or even sometimes it will even "crawl" up the flipper when I am trying to cradle it. After it goes around the race track and hits the test car you can see it unnaturally change it's path. I am not sure if this is normal after a good waxing and maybe it will go back to normal after a while. What do you think?

    #2 7 years ago

    Totally normal after waxing, and will eventually stop after the wax has been broken in.

    Enjoy it! I LOVE the randomness of pinballs after a fresh shop out and wax!

    #3 7 years ago

    OK...good to know. It does put a whole new "spin" on the game

    #4 7 years ago

    All the pins do it, but my TFTC really makes it noticeable.

    #5 7 years ago

    My Wh2O is almost unplayable for the first 10-20 games after wax.

    #6 7 years ago

    I noticed that as well. Thought I was crazy. Thanks for confirming that I'm not!

    #7 7 years ago

    Randomness is why pins > vids.

    #8 7 years ago

    Random is great, but I also like to be able to predict where the ball is heading. The way it is, it is completely unpredictable.

    #9 7 years ago

    The ball should roll, not slide. Use wax in moderation (especially on clear-coated games) and buff it out good.

    #10 7 years ago

    Spinouts are just part of racing.

    #11 7 years ago

    part of the joy of pin - and what makes walking up to freshly prep'd tournament machines tough

    #12 7 years ago

    I just cleaned my T3 flipper rubbers and has a similar effect.Nice bit of randomness to it.

    #13 7 years ago

    I love playing right after the wax job, the spins make it fun!

    #14 7 years ago

    nothing like a good spinner : )

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