just completed full tear down of populated HEAVY METAL MELTDOWN playfield I picked up... my purpose in the purchase is to convert the playfield into a coffee table.
Has there been any other discussion in the pinside forum of this, what people did, used, helpful hints etc etc etc.. maybe just link me up? or ideas
MY MAIN 3 QUESTIONS:
-- I have never clear coated a playfield , but know folks do it... I just never had the gumption or time to get that into a restoration. but now that I have this playfield out and its down to all just wood- what should I do to put a nice shine onto it. I know there are flaws and wear on the playfield and that's okay, but want to just give it some shine. basically the short list.
1. do this stuff in this order - and the name of what you use to do the clear (automotive stuff? but need brand name or where you get it
2. remove mylar?
3. what other prep ... remember I am not doing touchup or trying to restore this to new status.
Pix to follow later and will hopefully be able to keep updating my progress, but it will be a slow drawn out procedure as its a "when times available job"
I love the game, have one in nice shape, and well, waited for someone to break down a game parting it out and got lucky.. The intial "wait" is over.. now the fun!
thanks for any ideas - suggestions - other pix from what others did, anything!