(Topic ID: 216953)

Basic Question: How to apply mylar?


By Nokoro

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Please forgive the basic question, but I've never applied mylar before. I have a NIB game that could use mylar in a couple of possible wear places. I know the playfield should be cleaned and waxed first. Is application just pealing off the sheet and sticking it? Is there any way to mess that up? What happens if you get it slightly crooked or in the wrong place? Can it lift off easily if you try immediately after application?

    Again, hopefully very basic questions. I'm just a newbie at this particular aspect of ownership and don't want to get it wrong.

    #2 1 year ago

    It's just a sticker...you can pull it up if you mess it up. Cut the shape, peel and stick.

    #3 1 year ago

    That’s what I figured. Just wanted to make sure there wasn’t anything more to it. Thanks!

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    #4 1 year ago

    IMHO do not wax before putting the mylar on.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    IMHO do not wax before putting the mylar on.

    Why? I heard you were supposed to do that to ease removal down the road if necessary.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    Why? I heard you were supposed to do that to ease removal down the road if necessary.

    You might get "wet" looking mylar.

    #7 1 year ago

    IMHO always wax before putting the mylar on. Use a pure carnauba paste wax and buff it off before mylar.

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