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    Exclamation Where is this rust coming from?

    I was playing one of my modern machines and could not figure out where the rust on the balls was coming from. I figured that maybe one of my kids used the ball in one of the vintage machines I havenít cleaned yet. So I cleaned the balls and the machines tracks. Still I was finding rust residue on the balls and tracks of the machine. Thought I was going to go mad. Then I took a closer look at my ball lifter.

    EGADS what a mess. Below are some photos I took during the dismantling. The worst was the inside of the bendy spring, had to soak that in a de-rusting solvent overnight. An the riser tub was a nightmare to clean. My first pass through it with a Windex wipe, the wipe came out almost black.

    I donít think Iíll be having any more problems with rust from it any more. Iíd include after shots but my digital camera died yesterday. So don't forget to check your ball lifters before hooking them up.
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    Default Re: Where is this rust coming from?

    Is it a ball lifter you just got or have you had it a while??

    "Blowing smoke rings at the moon."

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    Default Re: Where is this rust coming from?

    I've had it for over a year but it wasn't hooked up to a machine because I was planing on starting to build a complete ball handling system for multiple machines but kept putting it off. The seller normal only ships quality products so I didn't take a real close look at it when I first got it. Tried it out and then repacked and stored it with some of my vintage machines for safe keeping.

    This whole mess started because I wanted to have a modern machine setup during my son's graduation party. Was hopping to hook more people on the power of the spheres.
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