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    OUR CENTER JUST BOUGHT NEW PINS,PUT THEM IN AND OUR JAM CALLS WENT WAY WAY UP. THEY SEEM SO SLIPPERY AFTER THE OIL GOT ON THEM. THEY SLIP OFF THE DIST BELTS, OR JAM ON THE WAY UP THE BELT. HAS ANY ONE EVER LIGHTLY SCUFFED THE PIN COATING OF THE PIN TO STOP THE JAMS? IF NOT WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THIS? WE NEED HELP !!!

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    Re: NEW PINS KEEP JAMMING!!

    Hey Skip,
    Whenever you get new pins it's always a good idea to clean them with something,i like to use alcohal or some other type of cleaner,you see new pins have factory dust on them so you need to clean them. However, for about a week or so your gonna have problems anyways like pu's,pins falling so you'll probobly have alot of respots as well,but dont worry this this just a temporary headache. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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      Re: NEW PINS KEEP JAMMING!!

      AMF told us to wipe each new pin with soapy water before putting them in. We did this last fall with the new ones and not one problem! Makes a huge difference. Save yourself the headache and take the time to wipe them all - It works!!

      BB

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        Re: NEW PINS KEEP JAMMING!!

        Something a little funny about this topic. An 82-30 center that we work at got new pins before this bowling season started. 82-30's have a problem with new pins slipping out of the rubber grippers on the respot cells. Especially if the grippers are dirty. Needless to say, pins were falling out all over the place after he put the new pins in. Anyway, the proprietor had just bought the bowling center and didn't know how the machine exactly worked so he didn't clean the grippers. As he was bowling on one of the lanes, he noticed that as he bowled, the pins slowly stopped slipping out of the respot cells because they were getting wear on them. He had to have the machines working before leagues started the next week, so he called up a bunch of his friends and said FREE BEER AND BOWLING FOR EVERYBODY!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
        After hours of bowling (and drinking [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] ), the pins didn't slip out anymore and everyone left happy.
        Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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          Re: NEW PINS KEEP JAMMING!!

          Let me guess. You got Amflites? 2 other centers here plus us had 40+ calls the first night of the new wood. Wouldnt you think AMF would have run some of there new wood before sending it out especially if they changed the clear coat?

          p.s. We never got anything telling us to wash them.

          deadwood
          Well thats just like your opinion man...

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            Re: NEW PINS KEEP JAMMING!!

            Wood - we didn't either, we called them when they came in because we were sick of the annual ritual of manning 2 guys in back for the first 2 weeks with new pins. Might be a good idea for them to include an insert or notification of this because it sure made a world of difference for us!

            BB

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              Re: NEW PINS KEEP JAMMING!!

              It's not the coat that does it... the pins are lightly sprayed with a silicone compound to keep them from getting "rub marks" in them from plastic-on-plastic contact during shipping. Your distributor belts and carpets can't really 'grab' on to the pins until this coating is washed or worn off.
              <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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