Quoted from Lodi:
pinballinreno - I ordered the kit you recommended from ebay. My new playfiled is from Micro so it is clear coated.
What is recommended to protect the clear coat, just a good synthetic wax? I was thinking about applying an automotive ceramic coating (https://usa.gtechniq.com/products/auto/protect/exterior/paint/crystal-serum-light). Its not terribly slick but it provides a layer of protection and can be topcoated with wax if desired. Anyone have experience with it? I have applied it to all of my cars and its amazing stuff. I have read that you should wax the playfield before applying the mylar so it can be removed in the future. True? Thanks!
Waxing before applying mylar lets you remove it easier if you replace it.
I don't do this though. The edges can roll up.
I clean it off with naptha and use rapid-tac application fluid for easy positioning and bubble removal.
Use a felt squeegee tool. The hard edge works well for bubbles, the soft edge for large areas including cabinet decals.
Let it dry for a day remove any bubbles and burnish the mylar down with a hair dryer.
Wax over the top.
I use blitz 100 grand or P21S silver, nothing else compares.
Pure carauba leaves a rock hard coating that is superior to synthetic, on par with ceramic.
You want to use a renewable surface to clean off ground in grime. Ceramic doesn't allow this.
Pure carnauba is perfect for pinball. Naptha cleans it off easily and its easy to re-coat.
Wax is applied in thin coats.
Imagine greasy fingerprints on glass.
One good coat is enough, you cant build coats. Each application removes the old wax.