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Thoughts on Clear Coating a Backglass

By 850mph

39 days ago

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    #1 39 days ago

    What is the current day opinion on Clear Coating a silk screened backglass?

    Good idea with modern clear coat products-- or not?

    I know it was popular 20 years ago.
    But there was some question as to the longevity of the clear coat products.

    How have these backglasses stood up to the test of time?

    Which products and what procedure would you recommend?


    #4 39 days ago

    Well... er, um...
    Thats the question.

    Is there really any reason to clear coat if machines are in a nice temperature controlled environment?
    Im not talking about storing in a barn-- but 15 of my 16 machines have silkscreened backglasses.

    My basement game room can fluctuate from 30-65 degrees F during the year depending if Im heating it or not.

    Way back in the 90s when I bought the machines (they have been in climate controlled storage for almost 20 years) clear coating EM backglasses was just coming into vogue.

    Im just wondering if there has been any residual problems (yellowing, disintegration, etc) from the older (and I assume still marketed) clear coat products...???


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