(Topic ID: 80528)

Removing Mylar Dr Dude

By dieseldogpi

9 years ago

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  • Latest reply 9 years ago by maneiro
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#1 9 years ago

Picked up a Dr Dude with mylar at the top of the playfield by the pop bumpers. I have had REALLY good luck with removing mylar in the past by way of the freeze spray and a combination of goo gone and magic eraser for the glue. I have heard that system 11 pins are terrible for mylar removal, a lot of lifting. Is this true? Dr Dude was toward the end of system 11, some are even WPC, so I'm hoping this isn't the case for the Doc. Any experience with removing the mylar on this one?

#2 9 years ago

I'd like to know how other Dr. Dudes have fared as well. Mine has crackly pitted mylar on the whole thing and I'd love to remove it someday, but haven't gotten up the courage.

#3 9 years ago

I never could get freeze spray to work well for me. My best luck has been with heat -- hair dryer and goo gone, slowly does it. Flour and goo gone afterwards for residue.

1 week later
#4 9 years ago

Mine also has the Mylar in the pop bumper area but I will probably leave it alone. It looks like it had Mylar over most of the playfield that was removed at some point and it looks great where it was removed.

#5 9 years ago

I removed some after market mylar on mine using the freeze spray method. It took off some art, not a ton, but a noticable amount, especially near the insert edges. If I were to do it over, I'd probably try a heat based method, but I've never done it like that before. I usually leave the mylar on my games, but I couldn't stomach this after market mylar hack job that had been done to it!


#6 9 years ago

Best luck I have had is with a hair dryer. After that use brake parts cleaner in an aerosol can to remove the glue.

Did this method on a whirlwind and didn't lose any art at all.

1 week later
#7 9 years ago

Just wanted to post an update, finally got around to pulling the mylar last night. Used the freeze spray method...what a breeze. Easier than removing the mylar on my Bride of Pinbot. I was originally concerned because i heard that system 11's were rough when it came to mylar removal, but not this one, no art work lifting at all. So I just lifted one end with a razor blade, sprayed a little freeze spray under AND on top of the mylar and it just peeled right up. The glue residue was easy too, sprayed goo gone, let it sit for 5 mins, then used magic eraser and the glue just disappeared.

2 weeks later
#8 9 years ago

Anyone have a picture of the playfield dr feel that I can go buy one but I had to start the mylar cold.

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