I want to wax my balls, need help

They are already clean and shiny, I want to protect them and my playfield.

Do you guys wax your chrome after you polish yours?

I know some of you guys are car cleaning guru's and I would like your input.
This would be for my balls in my pinball machines.

https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/
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  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,320
    I never handle the pinballs with bare hands. Always use a cloth and wipe them down every time I clean and wax the playfield. This stops any rust. Wax does not adhere well to the balls, anyway. Extra balls kept in a jar with motor oil, pull one out and wipe it off...rustless after years
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    ^^^You first Lol
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,595
    edited August 23
    How much is a new set of balls anyway?

    Should balls be regularly waxed for best performance for play?

    Or is it best to for balls to have some natural friction, or is it better to have your balls sliding all over the place when banging into bumpers and gates?

    Can unwaxed balls damage the playing field over time?

    Does the playing field require similar maintenance?

    Will the waxed balls be used on multiple playing fields?
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    msg wrote: »
    How much is a new set of balls anyway?

    Should balls be regularly waxed for best performance for play?

    Or is it best to for balls to have some natural friction, or is it better to have your balls sliding all over the place when banging into bumpers and gates?

    Can unwaxed balls damage the playing field over time?

    Does the playing field require similar maintenance?

    Will the waxed balls be used on multiple playing fields?

    TMI on my balls :)
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    msg wrote: »
    How much is a new set of balls anyway?

    ask my wife...she owns them

    Should balls be regularly waxed for best performance for play?

    wife likes a manly man

    Or is it best to for balls to have some natural friction, or is it better to have your balls sliding all over the place when banging into bumpers and gates?

    a little lube goes along way

    Can unwaxed balls damage the playing field over time?

    well, you know, we are all getting a little older

    Does the playing field require similar maintenance?

    refer to above

    Will the waxed balls be used on multiple playing fields?

    Are you going to pay my lawyer bill?

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    edited August 23
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Freaks!!

    Look whose talking...you peeked at waxing my balls :D
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,224
    I did😳😳😖
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,620
    I tried waxing my balls but I got second degree burns.
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,496
    Ask your wife for help. If she says no kick her to the curb, you need to find someone that has your back. Thick & thin... hairs. :D
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    And not a single moderator in sight.... must be playing a game of pocket pool.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,114
    Nothing will make your balls slicker than Renaissance mirco crystalline wax.
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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,648
    Learn something new every day. All those years of playing pinball machines and I had no idea of the science behind the scenes of the pinballs.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,222
    edited August 24
    @txcoastal1 i polish my balls every time I get my hands on them. That is unless I can get the wife to do it.

    Normally done every time I take the glass off. I use Novus. This is what the distributor I purchased the machine from recommended. I also use it on the playfield.

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    Currently I am only using the Novus 1 as recommended by the Pinsider's on newer machines then Blitz wax
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,224
    Curious as to IF you could use the newer ceramic wax? It seems to be slicker than snot
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,395
    tratliff wrote: »
    @txcoastal1 i polish my balls every time I get my hands on them. That is unless I can get the wife to do it.

    Normally done every time I take the glass off. I use Novus. This is what the distributor I purchased the machine from recommended. I also use it on the playfield.

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Curious as to IF you could use the newer ceramic wax? It seems to be slicker than snot

    Maybe on a restore but you have to be careful with products that are to hard and have chemical that may damage the actual clear on a newer table
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  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,350
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Curious as to IF you could use the newer ceramic wax? It seems to be slicker than snot

    I believe that you can continue to use snot on your balls .

    That's just a guess, though, I haven't really put a lot of thought into it. 😳
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,441
    edited August 24
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,219
    Use a bowling ball cleaner/polisher.. :D

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  • txcoastal1
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,222
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You going to pick one ☝️ up?
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,653
    The Swan Song guy has no Balls…

  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    edited September 29
    tratliff wrote: »

    You going to pick one ☝️ up?

    Yes sir, should be here by end of October :) ...and it's all your fault Todd...more to the story later ;)

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