(Topic ID: 200306)

Temporary playfield protection

By mwelliott99

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

I am doing up my first machine (Haunted House - why did I choose such a complex one!). I am stripping each playfield, cleaning & replacing (where necessary) all the parts. Most of the play fields are covered in Mylar which is in v good nick but there are a bunch of the usual worn areas outside the Mylar where it’s down to the wood

The problem is that I don’t have the skills to repaint these areas and so I want to clean up the playfield and get everything working really well....but leave the repainting to another day.

What should I do to avoid the wear getting even worse - put some Mylar down on the worn patches, just leave them or something else?


#2 4 years ago

Leave them and wax the playfield. If the paint is loose, mylaring it will only serve to make the mylar pull up more of it later on.

Also, consider not repainting it. You definitely don't need to repaint every game, and they can still look great.

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