Cleaning star posts


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Jul 21, 2011
Huddersfield. Real name David Dutton
David Dutton
Could those people who put these in the dishwasher give me some advice please:
Do you use any special setting?
Normal dishwasher tablets or something different?
Do you do the full cycle or stop it part way through (eg before drying)
Any advice will be helpful. It is going to be for the white posts on a gottlieb EM
Many thanks

new forest pinball

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Oct 27, 2015
brockenhurst hampshire
We normally just buy new, but for the odd “budget “ restoration we use the dishwasher.
Points of interest, from experience.
1). Standard dishwasher tablets are fine. (We use the ones from Poundland).
2). Do not exceed 50 degrees centigrade.
3). Length of program no problems, on our machine. But use 1/2wash if function is available.
4). We have softened water so drying not necessary. (We have used the drying cycle, but I tend to regularly check progress, only suffered slight fade once, and since they all faded the same shade it was not really noticeable.)
5) If your water is not softened or you don’t use salt in your dishwasher, and you want to completely eliminate the chance of fade, you will need to hand dry the posts or you will get hard water deposits.
Hope this helps.
*DISCLAIMER* some dishwashers and dishwasher detergent are more effective/ efficient than others, we at new forest pinball cannot vouch for all products available. Washing starposts in your dishwasher is carried out at your own risk and no responsibility will be taken by our good selves...........😎
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