I see lots of posts on how to fix specific things, but not on what order things should be done. I just acquired an AFM with a newly wrapped cabinet, but “well loved” playfield. I am more than comfortable doing a little playfield touchup, but this will be the most I’ve ever had to do on one machine and I’d like to do a nice job. I’m not looking to do a full teardown of the machine and clearcoat. Luckily, 95% of what the machine needs is in this one picture. Please let me know if any of 5bis is out of order. This area needs the following.
A. Play the crap out of the game before messing with the area
B. Remove insert jewels and sand down tops smooth.
C. Apply some sort of filler to raise playfield here to slightly below level of surrounding paint.
D. Re-insert removed insert jewels.
E. Apply polish/rust remover to metal scoop hardware.
F. Add filler/putty to scoop area.
G. Apply touch up paint to area around scoop.
H. Paint area around inserts
I. Apply water-slide decals to inserts.
J. Apply shaped mylar to area around smooth.
K. Apply Cliffy.
L. Play the crap out of it.