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(Topic ID: 233506)

Clearcoat an overlay, or use a PET-G protector ?

By seeburg220

1 year ago

Topic Stats

  • 5 posts
  • 5 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by GPS
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider


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Topic poll

“Clear coat OR clear play field protector ?”

  • Clear coat the top of the printed overlay 1 vote
  • Don't clear coat the top; just use a clear pet-g protector 3 votes

(4 votes)

#1 1 year ago

If you have clear coated over top of a printed overlay, OR instead, have just used a clear pet-g protector, I'd like to hear about it. Trying to decide which to use. I have clear coated the bare wood play field, and will apply the printed overlay in 2-4 weeks. After that, I'm just not sure if I should clear coat the topside of the overlay or just use a clear pet-g protector ?

#2 1 year ago

FWIW I have a clear coated WPC playfield that was CC'd over some mylar. (Spot mylar not full playfield). This was done by Bill Davis, years ago, and he knew what he was doing from what I hear. Personally I do not have that experience (cc'ing) to offer any insight though.

#3 1 year ago

I would think that you do not need to cc your pf after laying on of these down. I would hit up vid1900 and see what he has to say.
Read this incorrectly. We all know that if you cc you will have dimples as for PET-G, I do not know never seen one after a couple months of play.

#4 1 year ago

I just bought a eight ball that had the overlay done and had the playfield protector also. The only bad thing I'm having is that the ball will skip over the roll over if it goes fast as there is a void in the plastic on each side of the roll over. I even trimmed two inches below the roll over and didn't help. I may try a couple more inches off after I put a new clear roll over in. I also checked the contact and that is spaced close as I can get it. Other than that it works great. I have the playfield protectors on Taxi and whirlwind for a couple of years now that they still look good. If you wait a little bit I think Hardtop is going to make one for eight ball. I've done space shuttle and firepower that's the way to go!

#5 1 year ago

I have a protector on my Atlantis and it is great. No issues. I vote for the overlay

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