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KRUZMAN monthly playfield thread

By kruzman

2 years ago

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Post #103 Kruzman Kit details. Posted by kruzman (2 years ago)

Post #551 Mirco IJ after Ron’s magic to it. Posted by kruzman (1 year ago)

Post #1196 How to care for a Kruzman clearcoated playfield. Posted by kruzman (3 months ago)

Post #1272 jjGnR: Cost and process of fixing Mirco's bad playfield clear Posted by kruzman (85 days ago)

Post #1277 jjGnR: Summary of Mirco playfield problems Posted by kruzman (85 days ago)

Post #1296 The reason Mirco/JJP clear is soft and tears, explained Posted by AMSNL (81 days ago)

Post #1548 Ultimate Alternative Cuss Words Handbook Posted by kruzman (6 days ago)

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#1296 81 days ago

kruzman You are correct ,Mirco first prints on the wood then clears them,cut the holes and re clear again.

I know as I have a few playfields here that are printed and cleared but not cut yet.

And here is the pooling/chipping issue...

Problem is that this makes the clear verry thin around the cutted holes ,so chipping is verry fast,and the stacking of the clear makes it to soft and pooling happens. As mirco/JJP has no time to wait for the curing , Even after a year it’s easy to put your fingernail into the stacked clearcoat of the mirco playfields. So keeping them to cure for a year or so will make no diff imho. What you do is the best way sand most clear off and redo the finish you do and it will be rock solid

Here is proof that it’s cleared and printed before cutting . (Will make a picture tommorow of the playfields from pirates uncut)

#1298 81 days ago

Yes here is a brand new mini playfield from a pirates . You can see the stacking of the clear and also where the machine has cut. Already some chipping is starting before even applying all the needed parts

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#1300 81 days ago
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I am not complaining though. Its job security for me.
When the pf makers clear their pfs. One of them would do 2 coats (plus a mist coat to avoid sanding) and then they would do 2 more coats later in the week. Thats a good effort because it would be easier to just stack it 4 layers high. The deeper you stack it, all at once the longer it takes to cure and the softer it is, and stays. With the amount of planks they do, its impossible to do it the way I do it (which is a butt load of work). I have said it in the past, but if they did my job the cost of the game would be another grand. So its best for them to do what they can to make a game that will make quarters, and if a collector wants to tweek it, they can call me. actually I dont talk on the phone, please text or email.

Keep doing what you doing! As you do a verry good job! And I really enjoy reading you stuff

Just wanted to show you that the fault is with mirco . And not JJP assembly line person persee. The clear is shit and not cured and will never be . It’s JJP fault for not telling mirco to pound sand. But the problem is they have a contract that mirco keep making the playfield even if JJP no longer wants him. As some of his investors put money in the compagny when it was doing bad in 2013/14

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#1345 68 days ago

kruzman you do an amazing job! Maybe it’s time for you come in my playfield help topic and ask mirco if he want s a day in your shop to get a course of “how to clear a playfield”

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