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Do you have a playfield cleared by Ron Kruzman


By kruzman

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    Hello, a lot of my customers have contacted me thru the years asking what products to use to maintain their cleared pf finish. I always tell them the first thing is no more cotton, only clean microfiber. I find that you should keep your microfiber clothes in a zip loc bag and when they get dirty toss them, because washing them dosent seem to work, they don't stay soft.

    as for products, I always recommend a 3m product called ultrafine machine polish to remove the hairline scratches that happen. Problem is this stuff is about 69 bucks a qt. I also recommend a chemical alternative to carnuba wax, that is a polymer sealant. I don't have the price on that product here, but I think it is even more. The worst part is even with a fleet of games, you would never use a qt of each.

    So I bought some 8 oz bottles and I am going to sell these products in a smaller container, so that people don't have to buy enough to last several life times.

    I am going to offer them to my customers when I ship a job back to them, but as of right now the bottles don't fit in my shipping crate unless the pf is a older pf like pre 1981 (centaur and older)
    so I will probably redesign that, or maybe just ship separate. The issue is to keep the cost down and we all know shipping goes up about every day.

    So have patience as I work this idea out. I have the materials on hand now, and I suppose I should offer a pack of micro clothes if people are not close to a place to get those. You can contact me at my email which is ronkruzman@comcast.net for questions or ordering. I will have prices when I go to the studio in a few to get the prices I paid for the polymer.

    I plan to maybe make enough for the my troubles. I just don't want to have to tell another customer that the only product I want them to use on my finish cost about 70 bucks for an amount that he will never use, and maybe this idea will work.

    Thanks again to all of my die hard supporters. Its when I hear someone say Kruzmans clear is the best, hands down, that gives me the energy to polish out a pf for an extra hour, so it looks so good I have sellers remorse. So thanks again, ronkruzman@comcast.net

    #2 4 years ago

    I already screwed this up because I don't have the products here with me. the product to work the fine scratches is a glaze. Then the protective polymer would work great after. or you could use the ultrafine machine polish to remove very light swiril marks.

    Either way if you decide you want something, you can contact me and describe the situation and I can hook you up with what will be best.
    see what I mean, I am just organizing this, and I am sure it will evolve after I find out what people want. Or maybe scrap the whole idea if it dosent help anyone. cheers, ron

    #3 4 years ago

    To answer the thread title question:

    Yes, I do. And it's phenomenal work.

    #4 4 years ago

    Yep an Elvis and I don't have an Elvis, why?

    #5 4 years ago
    Quoted from kruzman:

    I also recommend a chemical alternative to carnuba wax, that is a polymer sealant.

    If you don't mind me asking, what is the polymer sealant you recommend?

    #6 4 years ago

    I'm patiently waiting for the weather to thaw in Michigan to get the sweetest Viking playfield on the planet. Damon

    #7 4 years ago

    Got an incredible STTNG playfield from Ron. I almost finished populating it. Thanks again Ron for an awesome playfield.

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    To answer the thread title question:
    Yes, I do. And it's phenomenal work.

    What did you have to do to get a playfield cleared by him? Strip it down completely top and bottom, the ship it? Or can you just strip the top and leave the bottom populated, and ship it to him?

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    #9 4 years ago

    I'm definitely intrigued, Ron. Please send me a pm when the time is right. No intention of rushing you on anything, just happy to do more business with you and keep your work looking good as long as possible.

    Btw, when I worked retail (imported books), the mark up was around 40% to cover costs, overhead, and a small profit margin.

    All my Best.

    #10 4 years ago

    I bought one of the nicest restored playfiekds I have ever seen from Ron a few months ago. An amazing example of a Creature playfield. Ron is a great guy thanks for all you do buddy. Yes I would like to buy some too so let us know always glad to support you

    #11 4 years ago

    Ron, I need to send you pics of the neked Creature PF that I finally installed. Its great.

    #12 4 years ago

    Yes I do have a Kruzman playfield !!! I would have to say unless you have seen it in person youcan't begin to grasp how amazing his work is ! In all honesty his clear n buffing makes a new game look like crap! Stern,JJP and PPS should consider hiring him to manage playfield operations!

    #13 4 years ago
    Quoted from whitey:

    Yes I do have a Kruzman playfield !!! I would have to say unless you have seen it in person youcan't begin to grasp how amazing his work is ! In all honesty his clear n buffing makes a new game look like crap! Stern,JJP and PPS should consider hiring him to manage playfield operations!

    Exactly. You have to see his work to understand. JJP and Stern could not send PF's to Ron, they need games to fall apart so they can sell more. The guys who should maybe talk to Ron are more of your boutique pinball companys doing small runs.

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    #14 4 years ago

    I saw a Xenon playfield at his booth at Pinball at the Zoo and was amazed at how pristine it was. Looked better (in my opinion) than probably any new out of the box playfield I had ever seen, and then he said that it was a used playfield that he had touched up and then clear coated. It was amazing!

    #15 4 years ago

    Here's the problem !!! We need to move Kruzman to sunny CA so he can work year round !

    #16 4 years ago

    He does work year round.

    #17 4 years ago

    Thanks for your excellent work Ron! I had an extra Monster Bash playfield which was done by you. I would take it out of the plastic every so often just to look at the clear coat and put my hand over it. Sounds weird but nothing like a clear coated playfield . You're the best in the industry for sure

    #18 4 years ago
    Quoted from chessiv:

    He does work year round.

    24-7-365 for Ron, not even a coffee break for him...

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