(Topic ID: 257950)

Does anyone else Mylar their new playfield plastics?


By JeffZee

58 days ago



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  • Latest reply 14 days ago by ForceFlow
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    #1 58 days ago

    I'm sure this is not my idea, but I don't remember where I may have first heard of it. I peel the backing off a sheet of Mylar and tape it to a table sticky side up. Then I peel the backing off each playfield plastic and stick it on the Mylar sheet. Trimming all the plastics is the tedious part. I don't Mylar any plastic that is significantly transparent. We've all seen plastics where the art was worn through from a screw head or a ball guide. The idea is that the Mylar would have to be worn through before the art could be damaged. I first tried this back in 2008 on a set of Space Station plastics. More than ten years later I see no ill effects.

    #3 58 days ago

    Usually that's my last resort when plastics are in danger of being damaged by rubbing.

    First, I usually install proctectors, if available. If not, then PETG washers.

    Also, if it's a nail that's rubbing (usually in older games to prevent balls from getting trapped), I hammer it in a bit more.

    Mylar is usually my last resort since it's doubtful the artwork would survive upon removal, especially for older plastics. But, I have used it in certain cases. It's just not generally my first choice.

    #4 58 days ago

    I've never done plastics but I do mylar brand new drop targets since there stamping usually doesn't last long with the ball hitting them.

    John

    #5 58 days ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    I've never done plastics but I do mylar brand new drop targets since there stamping usually doesn't last long with the ball hitting them.
    John

    I do the same thing.

    #6 58 days ago

    I don't mylar the entire underside but I do place a 1/4" x 1/4" square of removable mylar everywhere there's a screw head underneath.

    #7 58 days ago

    I'll sometimes mylar just a corner of a sling plastic if it rests on a screw head of a post.

    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I do the same thing.

    Wish pbr still made their precut mylar squares for this

    #8 58 days ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    I'll sometimes mylar just a corner of a sling plastic if it rests on a screw head of a post.

    Wish pbr still made their precut mylar squares for this

    I usually cut out a rough shape, stick it to the face, fold over the sides, then use a sharp xacto blade to trim off the excess on the back.

    #9 58 days ago

    I have only done it in spots where a screw or other piece of hardware has the chance to rub on the bottom of a piece of the plastic. I only use the "fake", easy to remove, mylar and only did it in the area where the rubbing was.

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    #10 15 days ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I do the same thing.

    Hmm. Have a brand new Hobbit, with plenty of targets. Should I mylar those up?

    #11 14 days ago
    Quoted from wesman:

    Hmm. Have a brand new Hobbit, with plenty of targets. Should I mylar those up?

    Couldn't hurt.

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