I have not seen the new GnR pfs, and I dont know what the issues are. It seems like mirco has issues all of the time. He changes his process all of the time so I cant keep up. about a year ago he started clearing before he cut the wood with the cnc machine. That leaves knife sharp edges around every hole and edge, so I am guessing that chips like crazy.
Maybe they are installing the star posts with an air gun that is horking them down super hard, and the clear was all done at once and has not cured yet. It seems like his clear is different on JJ games than his.
This has never happened before but on the WWonkla I am doing right now, MY clear keeps sinking over top of the inserts. NO IDEA why. I thought the pf was done, I had enough clear built up, but with the sinking on the inserts, I felt that if I just sanded it flat and polished it, it may happen again, so I sanded it level and re coated with 2 coats, and we shall see what happens. It did not happen on the POTC.
I get super freaked out when this mystery crap happens, but all I can do is stick with the program and do my best.
I try to sand off as much of his clear when i get started as possible, but its impossible for me to take an even amount off the surface. Now I have to be super careful because I cant do any touch up at all on those pfs because of the art style is printed like a photograph. I sanded off the top of an insert on POTC and lucky for me it was simple art I could repaint.
I deal with so many different problems on pfs. often they are made on wet wood.
On time when cpr got a new vendor for inserts who I believe was mirco, they didnt know you had to sand the edges, so they popped out thru the clear. In one I have, it took some laminate and art with it and made a mess (cyclone and firepower)
When the IJ pfs got here they really needed to cure. I couldnt tell if it was the clear or the wood, but every couple weeks they looked very different.
Of course clogged star inserts from cpr.
I ask everyone: no matter what you are going to do with a pf, let it sit for a couple months first, then decide if you wanna install as is, or have it worked on. Its just the way they are. They would never be able to do what I do. I let the pfs cure for more than 2 weeks every 2 coats, not to mention sanding in between coats rather than just dust spraying. Plus when a pf is done here, I block sand it to 3000 grit, and polish it out and clean the edges. They cant do any of that stuff. which is great because then people can decide for them selves what they want, and they dont have to spend all of the money if they dont care about stuff. especially vendors.