(Topic ID: 82515)

Clear coating. What about screw holes?

By Cali9dub

7 years ago

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    #1 7 years ago

    When clear coating a playfield with automotive clear coat (Chroma Clear) what do you do to prevent all the screw holes from being filled solid with the clear coat??

    #2 7 years ago

    clear gets in them, but there's still a dimple. you just put a screw in like before and all is well.

    #3 7 years ago

    I would say just clear over them, then predrill before adding the screws back in , otherwise the screw may lift the CC off the playfield

    #4 7 years ago

    Drill em & screw em.

    #5 7 years ago

    The clear often tends to avoid holes and builds a little tension mound around them.

    #6 7 years ago

    I was worried about just screwing into it and having it buckle or peel a little around the hole !

    #7 7 years ago

    I always drill them. Doing a High Speed playfield swap right now and I pre-drill all the holes that screw directly into the playfield...the holes that come from Classic are still too small (better too small than too big) for the screws which results in "mounding". Always want the proper size hole for a screw... If in doubt try in a scrap piece of wood first.

    #8 7 years ago

    Followup... As info I pre drill playfield holes where the screw goes into the wood with a 3/32" bit. Believe that's the same one I use for the wire lane guides as well.

    #9 7 years ago

    Screw it!

    #10 7 years ago

    Just drill first.

    #11 7 years ago

    Good info !! Thanks.

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