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    just a quick little get ya out of a jam idea. i still have kickers in most of the pairs. well, for the PITA kicker lanes, "FAN FARE" belt dressing has been a little savior. just spray a LITTLE!!! dressing, on the kicker wheel, and black strip, and wow, balls get sucked in the door NOW!! also i still use the grey rubber foot ball kickers. the red deals were always too hard IMHO.

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    Most of the centers we work at still have kickers. A lot of them just tape a rosin bag on the end of a yard stick, and when balls won't come back, they just stick the stick between the machines and tap the rosin bag on the kickers a few times. It only lasts a few frames, but it gets them by until the problem gets fixed.

    Louie
    Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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    • #3
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      Good to know Coors...I was gonna spray Legends on there.

      deadwood
      Well thats just like your opinion man...

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        I've used rosin on slippery belts, but never tried it on the kickers...

        If I get a slippery one that doens't want to pull, I wet a coarse scotch-brite pad with alcohol and hold it against the spinning kicker for a few seconds... Not that it's the safest practice in the world, but it will usually get it to pull for the better part of a game, so I won't have to babysit it.

        I've also been known to pull bowling balls off the tracks on a slipping pair, and wipe them off with alcohol... especially if it's just one or two balls that consistently cause the problem. Most of the time, the balls are cold from being in the trunk all week, and are condensing in the warmer air... or they haven't been wiped off since they were drilled. A lot of times, a quick wipedown will correct slipping problems almost completely.
        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by TheGMan143:

          I've also been known to pull bowling balls off the tracks on a slipping pair, and wipe them off with alcohol... especially if it's just one or two balls that consistently cause the problem.
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I've done this too. Only I use Chlorinite. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] That guarantees no oil, or anything else for that matter, is left on the surface of the ball. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

          Louie
          Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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          • #6
            Re: kickers

            Originally posted by deadwood:
            Good to know Coors...I was gonna spray Legends on there.

            deadwood
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">It works! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

            Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
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            • #7
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              Hey,Louie. you ever chlorinite a old black hammer ? I did once and it turned white.I was afraid to send it back. I wished i had tried the belt dressing thing back then. I have a friend that has four laner with kickers. I will ask him to try it.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Mreessr:
                Hey,Louie. you ever chlorinite a old black hammer ? I did once and it turned white.I was afraid to send it back.
                <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">LMAO. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] No, and I hope I never have to if that's what happens! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] The center I did it at has PBL's so it wasn't a kicker roller problem. The problem was slippery rail covers. We are putting on the tan thick rail covers from stahl's. They seem to work pretty good.

                Louie
                Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Louie:
                  </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by TheGMan143:

                  I've also been known to pull bowling balls off the tracks on a slipping pair, and wipe them off with alcohol... especially if it's just one or two balls that consistently cause the problem.
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I've done this too. Only I use Chlorinite. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] That guarantees no oil, or anything else for that matter, is left on the surface of the ball. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                  Louie
                  </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yea... I used to do that... until I got a plastic ball that basically started to turn into mush the minute the chorinite hit it.

                  That, and methylene chloride is really bad stuff... lately I've been trying to stay away from it more and more... It's a great cleaner, but OSHA has ducks-a$$ tight guidelines and rules for handling it, storing it, and disposing of it. Finally I put it in the chem cabinet, put a new MSDS sheet in the book (and a new label on the can) with strict instructions that no one is to use it without prior permission from myself or the owner... The last thing we need is to have someone squawk about being exposed to hazardous chemicals.

                  I had someone leave a chlorinite-soaked rag on top of an open wireway once... and wound up replacing all the rubber-jacketed wires it ruined. Anymore, I'll just control it's use and save myself the problems...
                  <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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