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  • Where to buy Goo-Gone?

    Does anyone know where you can buy Goo-Gone in Australia? If it is not available easilly in Australia, where have you bought it from overseas? Thanks.

  • #2
    I don't know about Goo Gone but I have used Oomph and De-Solv-It and both work great and easily available at Bunnings or probably the supermarket. I am not positve but I think both are the same type of product.
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    • #3
      I have also used Oomph and it worked great. I got it from Safeway for about 5 bucks.
      If you don't know how it works you cant fix it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shock_And_Awe
        I don't know about Goo Gone but I have used Oomph and De-Solv-It and both work great and easily available at Bunnings or probably the supermarket. I am not positve but I think both are the same type of product.
        How old was the mylar you were removing? What condition?

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        • #5
          You can buy Goof-off in Bunnings too. I've used the Goof off 2 which can be used on plastics (removing the crappy paint job on a TFTC pin header)
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          • #6
            Originally posted by garuda
            How old was the mylar you were removing? What condition?
            no sorry mate haven't used it for removing mylar before just other sticky messes. Are you planning the ole syringe under the mylar trick?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shock_And_Awe
              no sorry mate haven't used it for removing mylar before just other sticky messes. Are you planning the ole syringe under the mylar trick?
              I was going to give it a go. I didn't really want to use the heat method. I've seen too many bad results. What do you recommend?

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              • #8
                What about the freeze method.. then just removed the left over glue residue with goof off

                http://www.marvin3m.com/restore/index2.htm

                Step 2: Remove Mylar and Clean the Playfield.
                If your playfield has mylar or those dumb woodgrain pop bumper trim rings, you'll need to remove it. This can be done easily with a hair dryer and naptha or using "freeze spray".

                The first method I use for mylar removal is Freeze Spray (cold in a can). I always try this method first, as it provides the best mylar removal results with the least amount of playfield paint lift. The cheapest source for Freeze Spray is an office supply store. Buy the compressed air/dust removal cans. Then turn the can upside-down, and instant freeze spray! Now generously spray the edge of the mylar. It may take 5 or so seconds of spraying, but the mylar should easily delaminate from the playfield. The hardest part is getting an edge started, but once it starts to lift it should almost fall off. After the mylar starts to delaminate, freeze spray the rest of the mylar (in three or four square inch increments), and the entire mylar covering should come off the playfield with little to no effort. Be careful not to spray your fingers as this stuff is cold!

                Another mylar removal method is using a Hair Dryer (I don't recommend this method on EM playfields, but it works good on later 1990s games). Heat the edge of the mylar, then gently pull the mylar off the playfield, as you heat it. Use Naptha under the mylar and around the edges to help. It is very easy to remove paint and lettering from the playfield when doing this, so do this slowly. Use lots of heat from the hair dryer (do NOT use a heat gun; these are too hot).

                After the mylar is removed, use the Naptha to remove the glue left behind on the playfield. You may have to scrub to get it off using an old credit card or plastic scraper. Pour some Naptha on a three or four square inch of playfield and let it sit for a few minutes. Then use a plastic scraper or old credit card to scrape up the mylar glue. Use lots of clean rags as the glue will get on the rags. If you used the freeze spray method to remove the mylar, there will be a considerable amount of glue left on the playfield (this is the disadvantage to the freeze spray method).

                Another good product to try on the playfield for clean is Magic Eraser (Melamine foam) There is more information on this product here. I highly recommend this technique to remove fine ground in dirt and "ball swirl" dirt.

                Once all the parts (and mylar) is removed, use Novus #2 to clean the playfield. Do NOT use any other product such as Millwax or something containing silicon. I only recommend Novus2 as it is very inert and contains no wax or silicon.
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                • #9
                  The machine is from 1984 so it is pretty old. I thought the Goo-Gone method would be best as the adhesive would be mostly removed before the mylar is lifted. I'm a bit worried about paint being lifted with the freeze or heat methods.

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                  • #10
                    I think the freeze method will just remove the mylar and leave behind the glue. Meh, I've never done it. Just seen it on pinball DVDs from above linked site, and it looks pretty safe.
                    BEEP BEEP Richie! They ALL float down here. When your down here with us, you'll float too!

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                    • #11
                      Next time i do it im going to try the freeze spray then goo gone on the remaining glue.. i bought a bottle from ebay. Ive done the hair dryer method to remove mylar aswell and it worked great

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mickey Juice
                        I think the freeze method will just remove the mylar and leave behind the glue. Meh, I've never done it. Just seen it on pinball DVDs from above linked site, and it looks pretty safe.
                        I might experiment with the sections around the pop bumpers. It is already lifting slightly so I can see which method works best here. It is between the Goo-Gone method and the freeze method though. I think the heat method on old playfields can be disasterous.

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                        • #13
                          I think youd be pretty safe with the freeze spray, i got a price on it last time i was in dick smith but cant remember it Might have been around the 12 buck mark for a big can

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                          • #14
                            Sounds good. I'd do the same ie heat method as a last resort
                            BEEP BEEP Richie! They ALL float down here. When your down here with us, you'll float too!

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                            • #15
                              I'll give it a go and post my findings. I didn't intend on keeping this pinball but it has grown on me. It is a Williams Space Shuttle.

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