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The SprayMax 2K Auto Clear in a Can Club!


By Curbfeeler

5 years ago



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#1101 41 days ago

I used a wooden stick and had no bubbles.
Only filled inserts 1 time so it is not a repeated success story

#1102 40 days ago
Quoted from Blenderhead:

I am trying to find information on using Spray Max 2k to fill in some worn out areas on my Fish Tales playfield. Plan is to use a dropper to fill in worn out areas by collecting some of the clear into a small container so I can use the dropper to "suck up" some of the clear. Can anyone here lead me to a thread# that goes into more detail about this process?

I’m still new to the clear coat scene but am currently in the middle of my for first playfield clear coat using SprayMax. So these are my thoughts from my limited experience. SprayMax is great if you’re doing an entire playfield but I think it’s overkill for small touch ups. Because of it’s toxicity you would need to wear a bunny suit and ventilator just to spray it into a container. After using the little amount needed for your touch ups you would then waste the rest of the can because once you use it the product has about a 48 hour shelf life. (You can extend that longer if you place it in a refrigerator.)

For something like what you’re doing I would use either regular 2 PAC that you would need to mix or MinWax Polycrylic. The cheapest is the MinWax and it comes in a little can that is ready to use and I hear yields great results. Cleans up easily with water and is much less toxic that the 2 PAC and SprayMax.

#1103 40 days ago

I use Varethane to protect small touch ups. Any water based product can be removed with xylene if you later decide to clear coat entire playfield.
Be careful, if you use latex paints to touch up, they will be removed as well.
The water based products can be brushed onto touch ups in very thin layers with excellent results both in wear and the look.
No masking. Quick easy protection.

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#1104 28 days ago

Insert bubbles update

I bought off of eBay the Sherwin Williams Finish 1 FC710 (instead of FC720) which is supposed to be spot panel clear coat along with the medium hardener FH612. I used a Dremel to remove the bubbled layer of clear from the inserts. Mixed 4 to 1 ratio using glass eye droppers. So far so good - no bubbles on the inserts. Fingers crossed as I move on with the clear coating process which is another spray coat and sanding inserts level. Then a light coat for the decals and then heavy final coats.

A great thing about using the Finish 1 instead of the SprayMax for spot filling is that you don’t need to suit up spraying the clear into a container.

#1105 27 days ago

It is likely just as deadly so i would at least wear a mask.

#1106 27 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

It is likely just as deadly so i would at least wear a mask.

Yes, I did take that precaution.

#1107 24 days ago

How soon after spraying a light coat of clear can I apply my water slide decals?

#1108 23 days ago

Next day

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#1110 3 days ago

I plan on laying down some adhesive vinyl on my Skill Roll project. Does anyone know if the clear will negatively react with it? Seeing crumpled playfield overlays on this thread doesn't make me feel good...

#1111 2 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

I plan on laying down some adhesive vinyl on my Skill Roll project. Does anyone know if the clear will negatively react with it? Seeing crumpled playfield overlays on this thread doesn't make me feel good...

I wrapped my apron in vinyl and clear coated it. No problem at all. Just like with water decals.
Just remember to start with very light/mist layers.

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#1112 2 days ago

I had a tough time putting white numbers on a dark background. When I airbrushed using a mask, the white tended to lift. I tried decals but the white was not very opaque. So I went with white vinyl cut from my cameo and then covered with the spraymax. It came out great with no problems

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#1113 2 days ago
Quoted from mark532011:

I had a tough time putting white numbers on a dark background. When I airbrushed using a mask, the white tended to lift. I tried decals but the white was not very opaque. So I went with white vinyl cut from my cameo and then covered with the spraymax. It came out great with no problems [quoted image]

White letters/numbers has always been a problem for me. I like your results. Did you have a problem with the thickness of the vinyl?

#1114 23 hours ago

It’s definitely thick. I was careful to spray a few light coats first before thickening up the clear. But it needs a couple of thick coats to get the depth of clear necessary

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