(Topic ID: 29711)

Whirlwind spinner sticker removal

By Capper96

7 years ago

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  • 14 posts
  • 10 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 7 years ago by jhanley
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#1 7 years ago

I ordered some new stickers for the three spinners on the play field. What's the best way to remove the old ones and prep for the new decals? What do you use the clean these stickers when they are dirty?

#2 7 years ago

To remove do a lot of peeling and soaking with lighter fluid.

LTG : )

#3 7 years ago

Mine came up really clean after using a plastic razor blade to get them started but used some goo gone prior to installing the new ones to make sure there was no residue. LTG's got the right answer.

#4 7 years ago

Mine also came up clean.
I then cleaned/prepped the (3 playfield) spinners with 91% isopropyl alcohol.
So far so good.

Post edited by Ranhorton : Clarification of which spinners.

#5 7 years ago

Your talking about drop targets,not spinners?

#6 7 years ago

Thanks for the replies everyone. I am talking about the three spinner decals on the play field on whirlwind. Mine currently have good texture but are dirty, I guess there is no way to clean them up?

Also just to be clear you do not want to use novus or wax on these areas right?

#7 7 years ago

I cleaned the old ones and put it right on top of them. It seemed that it was part of the actual spinner and not a sticker from the factory.

#8 7 years ago

Heat gun or hair dryer and those puppies will peel right off.

#9 7 years ago

I used a heat gun on low. Got them warm and they came off with my finger nail. Add a little goo gone and final wipe down with alcohol. Should be easy and keep you from scratching up the disk.

#10 7 years ago

To remove mine, I made an x-shaped cut across the screw in the middle with an exacto knife. Pried up the sticker starting at the cut and it came right off. No need for goo gone or anything.


#11 7 years ago

What vendor currently has correct ones in stock? I need a set too and didn't find too many of the usual vendors that had them in stock.

#12 7 years ago

I got mine from Curly at Little Shop of Games (along with a new topper).


#13 7 years ago

I got these from Classic Arcades:

ebay.com link » Whirlwind Pinball Machine Spinning Disc Decals Extreme Textured To Grip Ball


#14 7 years ago

I also got the classic arcade ones.They look great and really grip the ball.

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