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    this might sound a bit silly but what is the correct way to wax a playfield?

    i bought the mother pure carnuaba wax (the solid stuff) and have scraped off a bit of the wax from the tin and slowly in a circular motion applied it to the playfield (just a test section first), it seems to look a bit wet and oily when you rub it in. i let it dry to a light milky colur and then i tried using a microfibre cloth to buff off.

    the problem is after i buff it off it doesnt look the wet glossy shine that i thought it would look like? it sorta looks like the rest of the playfield (as in it hasnt changed the look of the apearance). if that all makes sence.

    my question is, should it look wet and glossy when done? is there a certain time i should let it dry/harden before wiping/buffing off?

    cheers for any guidance

  • #2
    When I wax mine they don't usually look different but you'll notice it when you play them... Big time :-)

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    • #3
      Ahh ok then, I was expecting a bit of a visual difference once done.
      At least I didn't do anything wrong lol.

      Will be interesting once I do the whole playfield to see how it plays then

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      • #4
        Yeah wont look much different but will feel smooth and will play nice and fast

        Peter

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        • #5
          I too used to be under the same impression, that it would look nice n shiny.
          I think you could achieve this if you used a drill with a buffing pad on it.
          Ive never tried it in fear of wearing my pins out!

          You could always get your PF clear coated to look nice n shiny but that can be known to affect gameplay allot.

          A forum user on here strips and clear coats all his machines. They look absolutely brilliant.
          I saw his T2 and need to buy it!

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          • #6
            You need to use some elbow grease to notice the difference

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Optimus68 View Post
              You need to use some elbow grease to notice the difference
              Elbow grease where do you buy that

              Peter, oh yeah your right EG makes a difference.

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              • #8
                Where do get the wax

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                • #9
                  Will need at least 2-3 coats to start to shine. You will see the difference
                  AROUND THE LEFT ORBIT, THROUGH THE POP BUMPERS, OFF THE STAND-UPS, INTO THE RIGHT VUK, DOWN THE RIGHT INLANE, UP THE CENTRE RAMP;NOTHING BUT JACKPOT!

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                  • #10
                    I use the 100% pure carnuaba in the bottle. its like a paist, my pins come out looking great with 1 coat and can even get that glass like finish with a couple of coats and a buff
                    Is this the 5 o'clock free crack give away?

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                    • #11
                      gibo recommened me to this a few years back and worked well on the pins i own

                      get it at bunnings for a bit less

                      http://www.gillystephenson.com/showP...a+Polish+100gm
                      you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by narf_ View Post
                        gibo recommened me to this a few years back and worked well on the pins i own

                        get it at bunnings for a bit less

                        http://www.gillystephenson.com/showP...a+Polish+100gm
                        I got the mothers one (the hard one in the tin), but I will have a look at this one too. Man, once we get a pinball it's only the beginning of the spending... Wax's, cleaners, parts.... Lol

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