Before you spray on the contact cleaner...

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Before you spray on the contact cleaner...

Postby amona » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:27 pm

There are some that love contact cleaner as a quick solution to getting a stubborn game going without needing to know exactly what is wrong. I think that is sometimes awesome! The pics below show why. At my regular outrageous hourly rate that quick squirt of spray could pay for that new car my wife has been eyeing.

Couple of relays and a stepper will need a fair number of new wires ran or shrink wrapped. A couple of wires on the score motor have fallen off and quite a few need replaced or reinsulated. And the play field has a bundle of wires that will need the same.

Sadly, for my wife’s new car shopping, I will have to cap the price long before I get all the work done.

If you have to use the stuff - please make sure it has dried before applying power to the game!


BTW - isopropyl alcohol can give you the same effect!

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Re: Before you spray on the contact cleaner...

Postby semicolin » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 am

I've never run into a probem that a little controlled fire can't solve.

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Re: Before you spray on the contact cleaner...

Postby Xylog » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:56 am

It's truly a 'hotfix'.

Flash Gordon,Vector,Pinbot,Kick Off, Mr. & Mrs. Pacman
RollerGames,Black Knight,Black Knight 2000,Atlantis (Bally)
Civic Center,Jungle Lord,Granny & The Gators, Expressway
Derby Day, Flash Baseball
LF: Bigger House

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