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Old 11-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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Just finished a Naphtha wipedown. Found a broken screw. The nut on the bottom of the playfield should just pop right out, right? I plan to "punch" it out from the top using another screw or nail.

I'm going to try the magic eraser lightly on these swirl marks.
that right hand pic shows faded lines (missing paint)
the magic eraser must be used gently I used it with no problems
at all on my pf and it got most of the dirt and residue off
but to each their own... whatever works for you
and yes that tee nut should just pop right out
I also have weird fixes too or rather screws where bolts should be
and vice versa
man it sucks when idiots strip out threaded tee nuts
by using wood screws instead of the required bolts
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:36 AM
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there are still a few areas that need a damn good cleaning up
like whoever decided to glue on all the flipper rubbers using lacquer!
also on some spots on the play field itself there is lacquer or
possibly varnish yellowed and cracking off
the pop bumpers are rusted on their insides
but since they will have caps on them
I ain't too worried on rust that won't affect game play and won't be seen
the play field cleans up real good again using a magic eraser and ISO
or just ISO and a green scrubbie sponge
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Have you ever considered using one of these on your metal parts? Like those pop bumpers?




You put ground corn cob with a squirt of novus and screws / parts into it and a few hours later they come out like new again. I will probably buy the one I linked and my plan is to put every single metal part into it as I transfer from my old playfield to the new one. I read a lot about cleaning and it makes sense to clean everything. Otherwise the rust will go somewhere when those bumpers start popping like crazy. Next thing you know, your ball gets some dirt on it and tracks it all over the machine.
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I think our playfields are about the same condition. Maybe yours doesn't have the microscopic cracks as much, but it looks like it has more regular ball wear. We both have a serious yellowing problem.

I think the reason I am afraid to use the eraser is that my playfield literally looks shiny right now, almost like it is waxed. I guess this is because I just pulled off the Mylar. This makes it to where I can see just how much scuffing the eraser is doing. Hell even the Novus 2 is leaving some marks. Are you going to try to "whiten" up any of the areas on your playfield, like behind the drop targets?
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if novus 2 leaves marks switch to novus 1 which is a much finer polish
I am not trying anything to whiten any area
that is going to be hidden by either posts or rubbers and plastics
I will clean it a bit better using ISO but that's about it
this is my first real pin and my first restoration job as an owner anyhow
and yeah my pf has some serious yellowing to it all over
I thought it was just that varnish that seems to be on everything
even the metal ball rails have yellow crap that shows up in drips all over them
but the pf itself is yellowed due to either sunlight or age
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as for purchasing a tumbler I am currently unemployed
so have no extra money for anything so everything I do to it
has to be done either real cheaply or by hand
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Nice Work.....Looks Good.

I want to get the mylar off of my Champ....but I am scared. I have played with High Voltage.. 13800vac...No problem. Risking messing up my pinball machine.....scary.
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Nice Work.....Looks Good.

I want to get the mylar off of my Champ....but I am scared. I have played with High Voltage.. 13800vac...No problem. Risking messing up my pinball machine.....scary.
Thanks!! That's why I bought this playfield and didn't try it on the one in the machine. Problem is that it worked, and now I have to transfer all of the parts to the "new" playfield. Oh well, it will be worth it. I'm planning to really clean things up too, as I make the transfer. I can't wait to play on it!! Seems so far off right now though.....
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Before you start stripping the old one and moving the parts to the new one, I would suggest building yourself a playfield rotisserie. You you can do one with easily available parts from any "big box' hardware store . I think I put around $60 of bought parts in mine....but I had a few things sitting around the house. I built mine on 2 about 2 foot long pieces of 4x4...which when I use them I just c-clamp them to my saw-horses...and when not in use they make a small pile in the shop...
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