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Whats the best wax for playfields

By Jamesays

8 months ago


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    #1 8 months ago

    What Is the best wax product for playfields.I am surprised I havent been doing this

    #2 8 months ago

    this is my goto. amazon.com link »

    #7 8 months ago

    From my experience, a Pinball Buddy mentioned to use Mothers Brazilian Wax.
    So I went to the box store and picked up a can of Mother's Paste Wax.
    I have a vintage metal playground slide which I first tried it on and told him
    that I didn't find it all that great..
    He asked and I told him Mother's Paste Wax. He said No! You have to use the
    liquid. So I applied the liquid, and the Kids left the slide air-born. I've been using
    the Mother's liquid on both the slide and playfields ever since..

    amazon.com link »

    #8 8 months ago

    Don’t use liquid, too much petroleum distillates.

    #9 8 months ago

    This is what I use (pure carnauba - it smells great too): amazon.com link »

    #10 8 months ago

    question on all this. do you even need to wax for a clear coat newer game? everything i get told by cointaker, stern, chicago gaming...you don't need to wax. chicago gaming says to use novus 1 on the playfield.

    #12 8 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    This is what I use (pure carnauba - it smells great too): amazon.com link »

    Technically it’s not “Pure”. If it was than it would be harder than concrete.

    #13 8 months ago

    No residue left over. Results are better if you don’t let it dry completely. Remove with Microfiber cloth.

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    #14 8 months ago
    Quoted from happyclan:

    this is my goto. amazon.com link »

    This is what I use. No white junk left behind

    #15 8 months ago
    Quoted from Jrotten:

    No residue left over. Results are better if you don’t let it dry completely. Remove with Microfiber cloth.

    I use this on my cabinets and back boxes I’ve stenciled also. Really keeps them looking good and doesn’t take much time to do since u don’t let it dry.

    #16 8 months ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    Don’t use liquid, too much petroleum distillates.

    For years I used just Mills Wax, and the past few, the Mothers Liquid.
    The only different effect has been longer lasting ball speed..
    Perhaps paste works better on playfields than on metal slides (haha),
    so might have to try the paste, but not discarding the liquid.
    Have to go with personal experience..

    #17 8 months ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    For years I used just Mills Wax, and the past few, the Mothers Liquid.
    The only different effect has been longer lasting ball speed..
    Perhaps paste works better on playfields than on metal slides (haha),
    so might have to try the paste, but not discarding the liquid.
    Have to go with personal experience..

    Your games do what you want. Just warning as the potential is greater to harm/cloud your playfield and or plastics the more petroleum distillates there are.

    #18 8 months ago
    Quoted from zaki:

    question on all this. do you even need to wax for a clear coat newer game? everything i get told by cointaker, stern, chicago gaming...you don't need to wax. chicago gaming says to use novus 1 on the playfield.

    You don’t need to on a new game with a good quality clear coat in home use as long as you keep it clean. A lot of people are fanatical about waxing and will disagree.

    #19 8 months ago
    Quoted from jackd104:

    You don’t need to on a new game with a good quality clear coat in home use as long as you keep it clean. A lot of people are fanatical about waxing and will disagree.

    that's what i thought. i find mills wax does a nice job cleaning. sometimes it leaves the grey specs you have to wipe off. but i don't see really any speed difference after doing it or other waxes. if there is, it doesn't last long. i've use the cleaner for bands also-that stuff takes off a LOT of direct on the rubber parts. it' surprising how much is one there.

    #20 8 months ago
    Quoted from zaki:

    that's what i thought. i find mills wax does a nice job cleaning. sometimes it leaves the grey specs you have to wipe off. but i don't see really any speed difference after doing it or other waxes. if there is, it doesn't last long. i've use the cleaner for bands also-that stuff takes off a LOT of direct on the rubber parts. it' surprising how much is one there.

    It's usually better for cleaning and waxing to be separate steps, so that you're not doing too much of one or the other.

    #21 8 months ago
    Quoted from jackd104:

    You don’t need to on a new game with a good quality clear coat in home use as long as you keep it clean. A lot of people are fanatical about waxing and will disagree.

    Clearcoated playfields still develop ball trails after a while. The idea is that wax helps to protect the surface from wear.

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