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need advice on this CPR Centaur playfield

By Startek2

4 months ago

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#1 4 months ago

hey guys I got this from Stu awhile back. the question i have is with the underside. it is not painted. shouldn't it be? i have heard that clear was used but it looks like fresh wood to me....the other questions are, what color to use, what consistency, how to go about it, should i pre drill the holes first because the paint might hide the dimples? your experience and comments would be helpful!
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#2 4 months ago

No it doesn't.

If need be, you can paint it with the secret CPR sauce,

Behr dark base series 2300 or 2400 and color "Grey Area" <= CPR's secret sauce.
Paint it upside down as not to get paint in the inserts

#3 4 months ago

thanks....do you suggest pre=drilling this thing before i paint it or just take my chances? and....use the big fuzzy roller, the small spongy roller? i only have one chance to do this right and i have never done it before......

#4 4 months ago

I would just paint it first. Really what the paint is doing is making it easier to clean off dirty finger prints and black coil dust in the future.

I dont think you will lose the dimples but keep in mind those dimples are guidelines. You are going to want to check the position of everything - especially mechs - for the best alignment before screwing stuff down. If i don’t like the location of a dimple i create my own with an automatic centre punch.

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#5 4 months ago

wow a fully automatic center punch! i thought those were illegal? lol I bumpfire mine!

#6 3 months ago

i got me one of them automatic center punches.......it is the bomb! thanks! also CPR got back to me and this run was sealed and sanded just not painted.....

#7 3 months ago
Quoted from Startek2:

i got me one of them automatic center punches.......it is the bomb! thanks! also CPR got back to me and this run was sealed and sanded just not painted.....

I have gotten a lot of Mileage out of mine. But just be careful on the top side if you decide a new dimple is in order. It can crack the clear if you don’t remove some before you dimple (depending on how close you are to a through hole). Don’t ask me how i learned this....

#8 3 months ago

i used the punch to deepen the rather light dimples on the underside. Now I think they should show after painting....i have decided to paint so i got my supplies and i will prep the board tomorrow......do you guys think i should stuff tape in the holes? couldn't hurt could it?

#9 3 months ago

I think if you take CanadianPinball’s suggestion to paint it with the underside facing down you should get no paint dripping into inserts.

#10 3 months ago

ya I'm gonna bolt the play-field to the rotisserie and keep the angles away from the inserts.....

#11 3 months ago

Foam roller upside down and slow passes works well.

#12 3 months ago

ok guys job done....i like it a lot better! thanks for your input, that automatic punch really came through for me.....

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