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(Topic ID: 174046)

strange paint touch-up repair work

By kiario

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago


As you can see on the photos, someone before me has done some paint repair work and added a layer of clear coating on this area.

What could have happened here since the ball is not touching this specific area?

And the colors do not match. Could I just get a better match and paint the small areas on top of the clear coating to make it less visible?

BR Anders

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#2 3 years ago

Well, i'm no expert, but the previous owner of this Machine was none either!
Even the clear coating seems to have been applied directly with the fingers!

But I'd say no to the painting over clear coat!
You'll have to get into the real thing, my friend!
That's when Vids' guide comes in super handy!

#3 3 years ago

Maybe they used the wrong screws to mount the flipper bracket

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from koen12344:

Maybe they used the wrong screws to mount the flipper bracket

That's a possibility!
You should have a look under the playfield!

#5 3 years ago

Thanks for the replies. I am going to try and do a real repair on this
The playfield is in good condition otherwise.

#6 3 years ago

Looks like someone "slipped" with the screwdriver and scratched the playfield.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

Looks like someone "slipped" with the screwdriver and scratched the playfield.

Well that's a huge scratch for a screwdriver!
And that's two, actually!
The guy must be super clumsy!

#8 3 years ago

I bet someone found an exact color match for those touch-ups with acrylic paint, but didn't count on whatever clear coat they applied over the top of the touch-ups darkening the acrylic's color, which tends to happen with acrylic paints (at least in my experience). I have about 100 bottles of acrylic paint in my workshop, and when I do touch-ups I have to experiment with several lighter shades of the color I'm trying to match, in order to get the right shade when clear coat is applied.

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