(Topic ID: 123598)

How to deal with wood grain wear between flippers?


By Arcade

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Is there an easy solution to the type of playfield wood grain problem pictured below?
    Tried searching the problem but no luck. Any links to a thread I may have missed?
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    #2 5 years ago

    I don't know what game that is, but looks like a Bally flipper.
    I always thought I'd mask off the painted parts of the PF, and then sand the wood portions smooth and then clear them.
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    #3 5 years ago
    Quoted from ChrisHibler:

    I don't know what game that is, but looks like a Bally flipper.
    I always thought I'd mask off the painted parts of the PF, and then sand the wood portions smooth and then clear them.
    --
    Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
    http://www.Team-EM.com
    http://webpages.charter.net/chibler/Pinball/index.htm
    http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to gofor Pinball Repair Info

    That's what I've done. About all you can do.

    #4 5 years ago

    It is indeed a Bally Twin Win. Good catch sir.
    We thought about masking and sanding, but wanted to get some ideas that others may have used successfully.

    #5 5 years ago

    when sanding don't go too coarse, block sand to keep it even. may want a stain before clear. GL.

    #6 5 years ago

    Noting that is really only a temporary solution, I tend to simply go with multiple applications of wax/buffing.

    #7 5 years ago

    I agree with above but beware applying any stain before checking by first rubbing with a cloth containing some Naphtha to see what it will look like before the protecting clear coat. Then clear with multiple shellac clear coats is my suggestion to seal. Finally wax well.

    Steve j.

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