I am torn between what I should do as far as clear coating and wanted to ask opinions. I have been taking with one of our very well respected playfield restorer / clearers that has done stuff for me in the past nothing like this though it’s my first NOS has offer his opinion and I respect it a ton but just wanted to hear all options
A little background, it’s a NOS from the later runs when the gold editions were produced. Its not a diamond plate, as I understand Bally ended their relationship by then and none of them were at that time.
The game will not be taking any major abuse as it will be in my home and only used by my family and well cared for. I tend to be more on the purist side hence my search for NOS and not clearing but a Couple things that were thrown out there in my conversations
- as playfields age the paint and ink could tend to spider / crack especially as they get older
- dimpling is less noticeable on cleared playfields
- it’s better for overall protection.
Any thought are appreciated