(Topic ID: 190682)

Mylar or Paint Damage?


By Pahuffman

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

There seems to be some crazing under the mylar at the pops on my Star Trek. Is this just the mylar peeling away or should I be more worried about the paint? I've stopped playing it for now so it doesn't get worse.
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#2 2 years ago

It is hard to tell by your photos.

Since the whitish lines in the Mylar appear to be vertical in orientation a good guess would be planking of the playfield. If you buff just the Mylar with Novus 2 (or even carnauba Wax) are there any changes? The slightly raised parts of the Mylar could be getting scuffed by the ball. The Mylar could be lifting, from the planking, causing small air gaps between the playfield artwork and the film.

#3 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

The slightly raised parts of the Mylar could be getting scuffed by the ball. The Mylar could be lifting, from the planking, causing small air gaps between the playfield artwork and the film.

I ran my finger over the area and it is still smooth, so the damage is underneath the top layer. I'm thinking it's lifting in a vertical pattern but I'm afraid to remove it because it might take a lot of paint with it.

#4 2 years ago

If it isn't hurting gameplay, I'd leave it. With this kind of thing, I always stick by the mantra: "The enemy of good is better"

#5 2 years ago

Looks to me that it was starting to get damaged and someone put Mylar over it to stop the progression.

#6 2 years ago

Looks to me like the paint is lifting underneath the mylar like Darcy said.

#7 2 years ago

Don't mess with it...

#8 2 years ago

I'd leave it alone. It's not that bad or very noticeable, especially considering star trek is a game that typically has blown out playfields.

#9 2 years ago

The issue is that it's progressively getting worse as I play the machine. It was non-existent when I purchased the game about a year and a half ago from the original owner. I've been able to notice the wear slowly increasing over the last couple of months. I'll try to get some better pictures when I get home this evening.

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

The issue is that it's progressively getting worse as I play the machine. It was non-existent when I purchased the game about a year and a half ago from the original owner. I've been able to notice the wear slowly increasing over the last couple of months. I'll try to get some better pictures when I get home this evening.

That sounds odd. Mylar doesn't really wear.

What kind of shape are the balls in? Are they smooth and shiny, or all banged up and rusty?

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

What kind of shape are the balls in? Are they smooth and shiny, or all banged up and rusty?

It's a high-gloss ball from Marco that was installed about 6 months ago and still looks almost brand new. I've never seen this before either. Hopefully better pictures can help shed some light.

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