(Topic ID: 66674)

Wire corrosion

By arpman

8 years ago

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#1 8 years ago

I have acquired a Haunted House recently and have a few issues to resolve.

One of those issues is corroded wire on the backboard. The lights work, but I would like to correct the situation so the machine will operate more efficiently.

Any advice on how to deal with the wire corrosion?

#2 8 years ago

If the wire looks like that imagine how unreliable the sockets will be. Pull it up and lay down new wire from Pinrestore and sockets from PBR.

#3 8 years ago

yep, as dothedoo pointed out the best way to take care of this (and not necessarily the easiest way) is to remove everything from the back board so that you can sand it (getting rid of all of that corrosion) and then re-paint it. you can tumble the sockets, but for the price and piece of mind, it's probably easier to just purchase new ones.

you can purchase the correct staples and ground braid from scot @ www.pinrestore.com (under the tools and supplies pages)

remember to take plenty of photos prior to disassembling everything. video with audio commentary can be extremely helpful when you find out that even in the hundreds of photos that you took, you didn't capture what you needed

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