Quoted from rotordave:
Just did my first playfield with “2k in a can” .. an old Lost World I bought back from the edge.
Funny - this one is quite burgundy/red. When I saw the CPR ones they’re really purple. Must have faded badly somewhere along the way.
Anyway - as per previous post I used the Mira2k from Germany. Very happy with how it came up. I did 4-5 very light passes 5 mins apart (flash time as per can instructions) and then a few heavier coats 5 mins apart. Probably 8 coats total.
Used up the one can …
So shall I go the whole hog and sand this back and use another can? (And if so, how long before I sand this back ..?)
Or just leave it be?
The next day after the first coat:
I block sand it down to start the flattening process and do my touch ups, keylines etc.
Then put on a light coat, then spray the paint into a jar and use a disposable pipette or dropper to fill all the low spots and insert edges.
Next day,block sand, then light coat, slpooge more clear into the low spots with a dropper, 2 meduim "wet" coats.
Next day flatten out the playfield by block sanding quite a bit to check for more low spots.
If its pretty flat, light coat, then a medium coat then 2 heavy "wet" finish coats. Basically a whole can.
If it looks mostly perfect, let it sit 6 to 10 weeks and assemble the playfield later.
If there is substantial die back at 6 weeks, block sand, fill low spots and put a heavy coat or 2 of paint.
Let it dry 4 weeks and then block sand to thin the paint a bit, then buff it out then start assembly.
The whole process is 3 or 4 cans of paint in 3 operations. 3 if all goes well enough.
1: mist coat to seal up loose fibers and give a foundation for touch ups
2: heavier filler coats.
3: finish coats.