Well after a few days here and there throughout the month I've managed to fix all the problems that plague my playfield. It came with tough lessons learned and sore elbow muscles.....note to self...
Here are the lessons learned
1. When applying frisket to the playfield....make sure you mask enough of it and tape around all the edges of the wax tape (I had acrylic paint seep through an opening that wasn't even .5 inches and it sprayed black all over the playfield under the wax sheet and onto newly laid acrylic...needlesss to say that I had to repaint that section.)
2. Get a good exacto knife with a good grip so you can achieve nice curves and be more precise...The cheap once cut no problem but they are a bitch to handle and reek havoc on your wrist tendons...
3. GET A GOOD Respirator. Smelling lacquer thinner fumes is not a good thing.
4. Take your time. I found that when spraying my clearcoat I was sweeping too fast which in turn caused some pencil poin canvities here and there. Slow and steddy is the way to go.
5. DO NOT USE THE SAME CUP TO MIX YOUR CLEAR. Or if you are using the same cup...make sure it glass and that it is ultra clean. To be sure run your mix through a sifter.
6. Don't wait to long before you sand (do it after 24 hours). Clearcoat becomes incredibly hard after 2 weeks = more elbow grease to sand down the problems.
7. Add a small dab of dishsoap to the water when you wet sand...makes it alot easier.
8. Enjoy your hard work and reassemble your playfield.
Anyword of wisdom, I'm about to paint the cabinet???
Note: the stuff inside the putting green area is actual clear that I have to cut out. It's real thick.