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Question for the Foosball/Jitz Owners Out There...

Hey, I've recently bought my foosball table and have been loving it...

But after some hardcore usage, the rods have become "non-slippery".

I know you need some sort of silicone lubrication to squirt on the rods, and was wondering how you guys lubed you tables? And is there an alternate way to lube it?

And if you know... where in Markham can you find silicone lube?
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use WD-40, they do that in many arcades
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i've read on different sites saying specifically not to use WD-40 cause it corrodes the plastic joints, but thanks for the input
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I bought jitz spray at Dufferin Games in Fairview Mall a few years ago for our work table. It was great stuff, but it was expensive and I had to use it often.

I think Dufferin Games is called something else now, but worth calling to find out.
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thats why u spray it on the metal parts only :lol: dont miss
buddhaboy12 wrote:i've read on different sites saying specifically not to use WD-40 cause it corrodes the plastic joints, but thanks for the input
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d0fuz wrote:thats why u spray it on the metal parts only :lol: dont miss
But the metal rods are held in place by plastic bushings.

Best thing to use is a silicone lube spray available at [rfdlink=/forums/autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=24]Canadian Tire[/rfdlink] or Home Depot. I hear Pledge furniture polish works too without harming the plastic parts.
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Had our foosball table at work for about 9 years now, and we use WD-40. Works great! The trick is to spray the WD-40 onto a rag, and wipe it along the rods. This way, you won't have to worry about excessive WD-40 dripping onto the plastic or the table itself.
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Patty wrote:But the metal rods are held in place by plastic bushings.

Best thing to use is a silicone lube spray available at [rfdlink=/forums/autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=24]Canadian Tire[/rfdlink] or Home Depot. I hear Pledge furniture polish works too without harming the plastic parts.
The silicone lube spray is on sale at C@nadian Tire for 50% off! So, it's $2.49 for a 300g aerosol can. I'd say that's a certified great deal!
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Wow, [rfdlink=/forums/autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=24]Canadian Tire[/rfdlink] sounds great! i think i'll go check it out tomorrow...

Thanks
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Jaytee wrote:I bought jitz spray at Dufferin Games in Fairview Mall a few years ago for our work table. It was great stuff, but it was expensive and I had to use it often.

I think Dufferin Games is called something else now, but worth calling to find out.
i think its called sky games or something now... last time i went it was a dollar a game. too rich for my blood
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any more than 50c for a game is a rip... call me cheap but unless it has more than 9 balls, i aint paying sh[t. well ill pay once, good thing im good, cause after the first game, im not getting off!
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the table in our homeroom in eng had the same issue. We had a really smart guy maintaining the table though. I seem to remember him using everything from a fine layer of dish soap to vegetable oil in his quest for smooth foosball play.
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Rometiklan wrote:Had our foosball table at work for about 9 years now, and we use WD-40. Works great! The trick is to spray the WD-40 onto a rag, and wipe it along the rods. This way, you won't have to worry about excessive WD-40 dripping onto the plastic or the table itself.
i second that
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I think the reason they say not to use WD40 is because petroleum based products will tend to break down the plastic. I guess it's similar to why you're not supposed to use petroleum based lubricants with condoms. ;)
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wd40 always worked for me.

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