I have a Cleopatra that I have been fixing up and I am getting to a cross roads where I am not sure how to move forward in terms of the playfield. At his point I have touched up a few areas of paint where it had been warn down to the wood. I am not an artist but it looks ok. My next step is a good cleaning with Naptha and then...how to finish?
I am interested in clear coating it, spraymax2k seems like a good choice as I am only doing this one machine and I am new to pinball repair, but I live in Michigan and the weather is quickly turning cold. I will need to clear outside (I would build a PVC clearing tent) as the wife would kill me to have those chemicals applied in the garage (tent or not). I could instead apply a layer of carnuba wax?
This will just be a home machine played by family and friends, will the wax be protective enough? What is the right temperature for using SprayMax? Given my so-so artistic abilities is it better to just wax and enjoy and then down the road if I sell it someone else will have an easier time possibly finishing it better because they are not dealing with the clear?
I want a good looking and playing machine but I want to do each step correctly. If clear coating should not be done right now or if it is wrong for this type of machine I will skip it. I just love the glossy look, popping colors, and great finish I am seeing in the Spraymax threads.
I appreciate your advice!