The inserts on my Lightning always had some warp to them but last week a ball actually got hung up behind a raised edge for the first time so okay, now I gotta tackle at least some of them, 20+ more years have made them progressively worse. Sunken in middle and many arrows are also warped upward at both ends.
Idea: I do not want to clearcoat the whole pf, but handle it per insert. Has anyone ever removed one and filled it with clear coat etc. *outside* of the pf trying something like this?
- strapping tape or wax paper or non-drying putty or something around the perimeter of the insert so there is a very very short temporary ‘dam’ of sorts around the top edge
- Eventually fill it so it also coats all the way up to the high spots a bit, not just the center
- then sand it perfectly flat if needed (full coat should prevent ink on it from being damaged) and spray a final layer on the top, clean up the sides and then shave the bottom of the insert a bit so I can level it with the pf?
I'm trying to come up with something that doesn't involve hammering or heating them because they are both sunken and have raised edges. Thanks!