(Topic ID: 33446)

Vid's Guide to Ultimate Playfield Restoration


By vid1900

6 years ago



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#6801 53 days ago
Quoted from Pablito350:

Krylon triple thick clear works great for this, and won't yellow over time.
amazon.com link »
-Paul

Thank you

#6802 52 days ago

2nd on Triple thick.
I have used it for years with generally good results.

#6803 51 days ago

Krylon Triple thick is a forbidden product in Europe because of Cancer risk... So 2K clear is used instead, with no yellowish...

#6804 51 days ago
Quoted from Leveeger:

Krylon Triple thick is a forbidden product in Europe because of Cancer risk... So 2K clear is used instead, with no yellowish...

That is pretty damn funny considering the precautions you have to take shooting 2k. Stuff is nasty.

#6805 51 days ago
Quoted from Leveeger:

Krylon Triple thick is a forbidden product in Europe because of Cancer risk... So 2K clear is used instead, with no yellowish...

I find it hard to believe that triple thick is more cancerous than 2K.

#6806 51 days ago

The 2K risk is not really a cancer problem, it is an acute poisoning problem. I would be surprised if anyone has managed to get enough low doses without being sick that they actually got cancer from it. Regular spray paints won't poison you as quickly so you can get doses over time and some of the chemicals definitely cause cancer.

#6807 50 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Epoxy a wooden plug.
Thinset it with bondo or half-time for cosmetics

Pinballinreno: thanks for the advice. Just to clarify, does the wooden plug need a backing under the playfield? Playfield is thin here. I might be able to use 5 ply for the plug but wonder at the wisdom of replacing like with like since the original wood wore away. Many seem to use Bondi or jb quikweld as a harder filler as compared to wood.

#6808 50 days ago
Quoted from 7oxford:

Pinballinreno: thanks for the advice. Just to clarify, does the wooden plug need a backing under the playfield? Playfield is thin here. I might be able to use 5 ply for the plug but wonder at the wisdom of replacing like with like since the original wood wore away. Many seem to use Bondi or jb quikweld as a harder filler as compared to wood.

With the playfield on a rotisserie.

Load the hole with epoxy.

Insert plug.

Spluge epoxy out as you put in the plug.

Work fast lol.

Now you have a void filled with solid epoxy resin behind the plug.

Sand off plug even with the bottom.

This should hold for another 30 years.

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#6809 36 days ago

I have a small divot in my playfield where I can see bare wood - pretty small - maybe about half the size of a pencil eraser. This is an 80’s playfield so no clear coat and I’m not planning to clear coat at this time anyway.

I want to fill it to level it off, touch it up and seal with mylar (after waxing).

Clay’s guide mentions that water thin super glue can be built up for this purpose. Has anyone used this approach to fill a small divot or should I be looking into using some other product like qwikwood?

Thanks!

#6810 36 days ago
Quoted from pincity:

Clay’s guide mentions that water thin super glue can be built up for this purpose. Has anyone used this approach to fill a small divot or should I be looking into using some other product like qwikwood?
Thanks!

Are you planning to put some colour on top of the patch? I would be reluctant to use super glue, it won't build up and remain clear easily. If you are top coating it with a colour then epoxy wood filler would work well.

#6811 36 days ago
Quoted from pincity:

I have a small divot in my playfield where I can see bare wood - pretty small - maybe about half the size of a pencil eraser. This is an 80’s playfield so no clear coat and I’m not planning to clear coat at this time anyway.
I want to fill it to level it off, touch it up and seal with mylar (after waxing).
Clay’s guide mentions that water thin super glue can be built up for this purpose. Has anyone used this approach to fill a small divot or should I be looking into using some other product like qwikwood?
Thanks!

Mylar over it, fix it later during a restoration.

Super glue is a bit brittle and chips real easy.

#6812 36 days ago
Quoted from pincity:

I have a small divot in my playfield where I can see bare wood - pretty small - maybe about half the size of a pencil eraser. This is an 80’s playfield so no clear coat and I’m not planning to clear coat at this time anyway.
I want to fill it to level it off, touch it up and seal with mylar (after waxing).
Clay’s guide mentions that water thin super glue can be built up for this purpose. Has anyone used this approach to fill a small divot or should I be looking into using some other product like qwikwood?
Thanks!

If it is deep enough that it changes gameplay then you could fill it with some quikwood and then mylar over it. If it's shallow (i.e., just the paint is gone) then I'd just mylar over it and call it a day.

#6813 36 days ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

Are you planning to put some colour on top of the patch? I would be reluctant to use super glue, it won't build up and remain clear easily. If you are top coating it with a colour then epoxy wood filler would work well.

I was planning to put some, yes, thanks!

Quoted from pinballinreno:

Mylar over it, fix it later during a restoration.
Super glue is a bit brittle and chips real easy.

Thanks for the info, glad I asked.

Quoted from ktownhero:

If it is deep enough that it changes gameplay then you could fill it with some quikwood and then mylar over it. If it's shallow (i.e., just the paint is gone) then I'd just mylar over it and call it a day.

Makes sense, thanks.

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