(Topic ID: 68002)

Tumblers and polishing your balls

By Geocab

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Baiter
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    “Do you polish your balls in a tumbler?”

    • Yes, I polish them in a tumbler. 7 votes
    • No, I replace them once a year or sooner if needed. 28 votes
    • Yes, I polish them, but also have new ones on hand. 15 votes
    • That's what she said. 13 votes

    (63 votes)

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    #20 5 years ago

    Someone advised me that tumbling pinballs does not work (because it actually scratches them)--and therefore to best protect your PFs, to instead change out your pinballs with your batteries once a year.

    I vaguely seem to recall a thread on some forum that microscopically showed a close-up of tumbled balls seeming to prove this claim, but I'm not exactly sure...thoughts?

    #25 5 years ago
    Quoted from Geocab:

    I'd like to see that thread. Did it microscopically show new pinballs compared to freshly tumbled ones? I'd really like to see the differences.

    Can't recall unfortunately.

    Lost all my old favorites when my computer crashed this Spring...OT: get something like Carbonite if you don't already have it.

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