I've been restoring playfields for about 10 years now and just finished my 300th playfield. It was a PIA as well. This is a custom level 2 fathom field. I have 3 levels. Level 1 is just clearcoating with black line edge work, level 2 is just the visible areas of the playfield when in the game. Places like under posts, plastics, ramps, apron and what not, are not touched up. Level 3 , everything is touched up.
This fathom was beat. Graining everywhere, dirty as shit and worn like crazy. Turned out pretty good and i'm happy with the results.
After finishing it, I counted up all my approval playfields and realized this is my 300th field i've done. So I thought i'd share.
I'd update my website www.playfieldrestorations.com , but i'm having some technical difficulties right now.