Okay, so without being too long winded, I recently traded for a pretty nice F-14. Cabinet looks great, plastics look great, ramps look great etc. The playfield overall looks good, but had mylar that is bubbled and a few raised inserts. I felt I could improve it. I love pinball, but enjoy looking them too, so I want my pins beautiful.
I decided to remove the mylar and was well aware of the adhesive that would be left behind. I had done this once before on a Bounty Hunter, so was somewhat prepared. I was not prepared for the amount of time I spent on this one though. After stripping the topside (lots of soldered on shit BTW) Probably spent a good 20 hours prepping the PF. The mylar was not original, it was placed over a brushed on CC job someone had done previously. So I used pretty much a gallon of naptha and a ton of elbow grease to remove the rest. Finished, by wetsanding 600 and some touchup.
A used Chromaclear 7776s, 7775s hardner/catalyst. Used an HVLP gun and sprayed 3 coats. I actually was happy with all of them, but some dust did settle in CC. I was not looking for perfection BTW. The final coat was applied after wetsanding. On the final coat, I was literally at my end, I lost patience, I had also applied the remainder of my product. A full quart over the duration.
In the end, I was not happy. I rushed the final coat, used a gun that was not perfectly clean and got some slight pieces of thicker CC, maybe from the lid that fell down. I decided to do wet sanding, 600 on the raise areas of CC gunk that my gun spit on PF and dust too. It dulled the playfield in areas, but I cannot attain a luster w/ Novus 2/3 /1 wax etc.
MY QUESTION, FINALLY! IS there any way with polishing compounds, high speed buffer...whatever. That I can get a shine to the dulled CC playfield. I spent soooooo much time doing everything right. I lost patience and blew it at the end. I even had a new gun on order that arrived two days after final app with sub par gun. Just mad I reassemled and did not get more CC and do it right.
The playfield looks good, minus some dulling around 2 to 3 small splatters of thicker, dried clear I started to wet sand. I want to wet sand them flat and polish field to a high shine. Is this possible or am I beating a dead horse. The pin should play like lightning regardless. I have a nice base of clear on the PF, thanks Craig.