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Which wax for the playfield?


By Nepi23

6 years ago



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    #101 6 years ago
    Quoted from chad:

    I like to use Novus 2 two coats

    Remember that Novus2 is not "coating" anything.

    It is an abrasive that is wearing down your playfield finish.

    #102 6 years ago

    yellow wax from a tin... and nothing that advertises 'cleans' 'cleaners' etc.. if it's from a bottle.. you're doing it wrong If you don't have to buff it, it probably isn't leaving anything behind that is going to protect you in any way.

    #103 6 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Just put a small clump in one of those little sauce cups you steal from Red Lobster, and micro for 3 seconds.

    Lol, how did you know I stole some sauce cups from red lobster?!

    #104 6 years ago

    Yellow wax from a tin for me too…..

    Also use "Optimum Opti Clean" to clean and wipe down the play field.

    "A combination of substantive polymers and cleaners safely removes dirt and grime and leaves a glossy protective finish on all automotive surfaces".

    #105 6 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Remember that Novus2 is not "coating" anything.
    It is an abrasive that is wearing down your playfield finish.

    I know this is a cleaner, and mainly use it for games I just have gotten in and are filthy. Then I use the carnuba based wax. My personal games get the same treatment, but then I just use a damp cloth to gather the dust until they really need another good cleaning which we all know in a home envirement will take sometime pending on plays.

    #106 6 years ago

    I've just picked up a bottle of California Custom M-Ron Glass, has anyone tried this on your playfields?
    http://www.californiacustom.com/mron_glass.html

    #107 6 years ago
    Quoted from Lordanubis:

    I've just picked up a bottle of California Custom M-Ron Glass, has anyone tried this on your playfields?
    http://www.californiacustom.com/mron_glass.html

    They say "we don't claim it to have a high durability", so it probably will not do too good of a job protecting your playfield.

    #108 6 years ago

    Any preference I'm thinking either
    Mothers Gold Paste
    amazon.com link »

    or XXX Chemical Guys
    amazon.com link »

    #109 6 years ago
    Quoted from JBBOPT:

    or XXX Chemical Guys

    I'd take this out of the 2 choices. 47% Carnauba wax.

    #111 6 years ago
    Quoted from Pinchroma:

    P21s is the only wax to use. With einszett 1z spruh wax in between waxings.

    this is what i use. i found it on sale a couple of years ago so didn't have to pay full price. works like a charm...

    #112 6 years ago

    Great thread, very informative.

    #113 6 years ago

    P21S good stuff and easy to work with

    5 months later
    #115 6 years ago

    Collinite marine wax all the way!

    5 months later
    #116 5 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Examine your balls

    I will, if you will.

    #117 5 years ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    I will, if you will.

    Post some clean, well lit photos and I'll give you my opinion.

    #118 5 years ago

    lol, I'll pass.

    Back to waxing...using Blitz for the first time. I'm not seeing the problems that are mentioned here about flaking, or being difficult to remove. It's also going on very easily, I'm just using two fingers to apply it, no rag. That's what the distributer recommended. It works well, as my body temperature helps soften it.

    #119 5 years ago

    I use Meguiar's Gold Class, and was pleased to find that Meguiar's is what High End Pins recommends. If it's good enough for Chris, it's good enough for me.

    #120 5 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    I use Meguiar's Gold Class, and was pleased to find that Meguiar's is what High End Pins recommends. If it's good enough for Chris, it's good enough for me.

    I use this , works well

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    #121 5 years ago

    You're supposed to wax playfields??? Just kidding. A good carnuba is what I use. Works great

    #122 5 years ago

    I had a very good experience using Blitz wax. I bought with it two foam applicators and some nice microfiber towels (all from PBL). The applicator nicely grabbed the wax from the tub and spread easily enough. Let it sit for 30-45 minutes and buffed it off with the microfiber towels. Let it cure for 5 days (as noted on the label) and did the process two more times. Yes, it was 15 days downtime but it's a good opportunity to clean off all the dried soda/beer on your coin door or clean all the other stuff that's off the playfield.

    #123 5 years ago

    i have no issue with blitz, I just rub the rag in the jar, the friction heats/melts it into the rag. rub on PF, wait, rub back off.

    #124 5 years ago

    I didn't notice the cure for 5 days recommendation, but since I'm going away for a week.....

    Did you notice any difference by adding the 2nd and 3rd coats?

    #125 5 years ago

    I've used M I L L W A X.

    #126 5 years ago

    does anyone wax their balls?

    #127 5 years ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    does anyone wax their balls?

    Naw they've been lasered...just a quick wipe with a rag to shine them up

    #128 5 years ago

    thx

    #129 5 years ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    does anyone wax their balls?

    It's the hip new sensation that's sweeping the nation.

    #130 5 years ago

    I thought about this the other day...what about waxing the rings on your jet bumpers?

    #131 5 years ago
    Quoted from TimeWarp1:

    about waxing the rings on your jet bumpers?

    I do it. Don't know if it makes a difference, but it couldn't hurt.

    #132 5 years ago

    I used Minwax for the first time last week and very happy with results particularly ball speed.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Minwax-Paste-Finishing-Wax-450g-/301476718669?pt=AU_Building_Materials&hash=item463169a84d

    #133 5 years ago

    Thumb up for Meguiar's Gold Class. I was really concerned about getting wax residue everywhere as I've seen playfields just caked with wax. No problem at all with Meguiar's.

    #134 5 years ago
    Quoted from wayner:

    I used Millwax for the first time last week and very happy with results particularly ball speed.

    Not knocking you...but when I first got into this hobby I bought a bottle of Millwax; It still sits unopened as everyone told me not to use it? Does it really work? I have been skeptical to try it!
    Thanks for the opinion!!!
    Kyle

    #135 5 years ago

    This is what I use:
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    #136 5 years ago

    ^ that's good stuff!

    #137 5 years ago
    Quoted from hollywood:

    Not knocking you...but when I first got into this hobby I bought a bottle of Millwax; It still sits unopened as everyone told me not to use it? Does it really work? I have been skeptical to try it!
    Thanks for the opinion!!!
    Kyle

    You got me-I must have been tongue tied-I meant Minwax (now edited) thks

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Minwax-Paste-Finishing-Wax-450g-/301476718669?pt=AU_Building_Materials&hash=item463169a84d

    #138 5 years ago
    Quoted from TimeWarp1:

    I thought about this the other day...what about waxing the rings on your jet bumpers?

    This is excellent practice. However, it's best if you pull those rod/ring assemblies and polish the rings to a mirror finish. Then a dab of wax and ZOOM! SUPER POPS!

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    #139 5 years ago

    Reading through this older thread for some advice on waxes.

    Noticed a lot of people using the Mother's Paste Wax. I've got a tin that's around 2 years old. Does this stuff expire or go bad at all? It's been kept indoors and doesn't look like it has any cracks. I imagine wax is wax but wondering if there is any potential harm in using it.

    #140 5 years ago

    No you will be fine. I just opened a can that was in basement untouched for several years I opened it and about a half inch ring of dry product was evident on top so I took a clean putty knife and removed all the dried wax. I sacrificed about 1!8" layer of entire can. But it seems fine.

    As a few have mentioned the marine wax. Insulator wax. Well from what I remember that stuff was awesome. I used on imron painted van and jet skis. But it is a liquid. I can almost bet it says petroleum desolates. But I know I had fond memory of using that stuff.

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    #141 11 months ago

    4 years later...

    Lots of folks recommended the Meguires Gold Class carnuba wax four and five years ago. Now it is apparently only available as Meguires Gold Class Carnuba PLUS. The plus being synthetic polymers. Is that ok for my old 1980 SS Bally ?

    I was going to just go get some Turtle Wax, but lots of folks dinged it as outdated. I'd hate to be an old fogey, don't 'cha know. (Hey you kids, get off my lawn!!)

    While we're at it.... there are posts saying to clean with simple green, sparingly, and a post here saying that water based will ruin the wood. My playfield is a little rough in some spots. Thinking I should avoid the simple green, even used lightly ?

    Thanks!

    #143 11 months ago
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    #144 9 months ago

    I have a local manufacturing company that makes a very nice Carnauba wax product -that I like. I use this for just about everything from waxing the playfield, the glass track, and the outside of the body. Very little residue if applied correctly.

    I have 1lbs cans I can sell, at $20 a can shipped to the 48 states.

    I could show you a polished playfield but it all looks good on photo, its how it feels and plays.

    This wax has turpentine to give greater volatility so very little is needed on the playfield and it coats very nice. Some use Naptha others...who knows you can't really know unless you lookup the for the manufacturing hazard sheets because most products don't tell you whats really in it...

    anyways, I use it on my EMs and I'm happy to support a local biz.

    Just PM if anyone is interested

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    #145 9 months ago

    I've used the ordinary Mills wax for years, then a while back, a Buddy said to use Mothers wax.
    So I picked up Mothers paste wax and I first tried it on a vintage metal slide that I have and didn't
    really like it. The Lemon Pledge worked better. I mentioned it to my Buddy, and he said no, not the
    paste, you need to get the Mothers liquid wax. After applying the liquid wax on the slide, after the
    Kids reached the end, they were air born for about 4 ft. I've been using Mothers Carnauba liquid
    wax on the EM playfields ever since..
    Note: the Mills worked okay, but the Mothers is longer lasting which adds up to better protection..

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