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Masking windows when applying Triple Thick to back glass?

By Yeastlord

6 months ago

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    #1 6 months ago

    I've been reading posts and watching a few videos on sealing back glass. One thing that people seem to do differently is masking tinted windows. Some people use tape and mask them, others just spray the entire thing without a mask. I'm working on a Buck Rogers which has tinted windows. My back glass is in excellent shape and I want to preserve it as such. So - to mask or not to mask. What's your experience?

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    #2 6 months ago

    Don't triple thick it at all. It's not likely to degrade if you have it in a stable environment.

    If you really wanted to though you cut out pieces of cardboard and weigh them down with something on the areas you want masked (in games without the tint you could use actual masking tape, but that would pull up your tint). Then spray, and remove when dry.

    I really wouldn't do anything to that glass though, too risky. There have been incidences of TT pulling the ink off the glass, ruining it.

    Put LED's in your head instead of the heat producing lamps to keep that source of temperature change away as well.

    #3 6 months ago

    If you BG is in good shape let it be. As long as the machine is in a stable environment, it will not degrade.


    #4 6 months ago

    I've had the TT curl the ink off an NOS 40 year old glass that was in perfect condition, didn't do it everywhere but in quite a few spots, not a happy camper.

    #5 6 months ago

    I love the consistency. Thanks guys - I'm going to leave it be.

    #6 6 months ago
    Quoted from Yeastlord:

    I love the consistency. Thanks guys - I'm going to leave it be.

    Ya....leave it be is the consensus these days. As long as it isnt pealing or cracking like crazy, it isnt worth it.

    #7 6 months ago
    Quoted from Yeastlord:

    My back glass is in excellent shape and I want to preserve it as such.

    It's usually best to leave it alone in that case.

    Sealing it is a last resort when the backglass is falling apart.

    Keep the game at a stable temperature and humidity, install LEDs, and the backglass should be fine.


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