(Topic ID: 33446)

Vid's Guide to Ultimate Playfield Restoration

By vid1900

8 years ago

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Post #7 Playfield damage assessment. Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #8 Insert damage assessment. Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #34 How to sand your new inserts flat. Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

Post #35 Cleaning old glue out of the insert holes. Posted by vid1900 (8 years ago)

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#2056 5 years ago

Vid, thanks so much for this thread. I have a few questions regarding repairs with Bondo (fill holes in the PF).

1) When should the repairs be done. Before or after the first coat of clear (the coat which locks the paint/wood fibers)
2) When you paint the Bondo patch, do you first apply a coat of clear?
3) Do you need a primer before painting bondo with createx paint?
4) What if a water decal is to be used over the repair. Just clear first then apply the decal?

Many thanks for your help!

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#3880 4 years ago

Hi Vid,

I replaced a piece of mylar which was damaged on my Goldeneye playfield. I first waxed the area then used a piece of mylar which I got from Marco:


I am happy with the result but noticed that depending on the viewing angle and the lighting conditions I can sometimes see the adhesive through the mylar in some places. I would like to know if this is normal or if the cold temperatures the mylar was exposed to during shipping might have affected the glue. I pressed really hard on the mylar but it did not make a difference. It's difficult to get a good picture but here is what it looks like.

Thanks a lot for your help,


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#3902 4 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Tiny specs of dust, or dips and gaps in the playfield will produce those areas.
Nothing to worry about.

Makes sense, thanks for the info.

Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Take a soft cloth and wrap it around your index finger tip. Take your fingernail and rub over the mylar. Let me know if it works.

Thanks for the tip Bryan. It did not make a difference though. The adhesive spots are still visible.

The reason I posted this question is that although the original mylar was damaged, it was crystal clear so I was surprised to see the adhesive through the new mylar.


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