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What to do with a CPR playfield before installing.Clear coat, wax?


By IN-DEEP

63 days ago



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    #1 63 days ago

    I have a new CPR playfield what should I do to it before installation? Clear coat or wax?The box and glass are both good.

    #2 63 days ago

    If you did nothing I don’t think you’d be in any trouble. I wouldn’t worry much about clear if you keep your game clean. A light coat of wax before installing would be nice.

    At the very least I’d want to get rid of the storage dust it may have accumulated.

    #3 63 days ago
    Quoted from IN-DEEP:

    I have a new CPR playfield what should I do to it before installation? Clear coat or wax?The box and glass are both good.

    If this is a staple for your collection, a title you LOVE .... then why live with "what if"? I highly recommend sending it off to Kruzman to get a clear job.

    #4 63 days ago

    Kruzman all the way. I installed a CPR field in my ES, dimpled like crazy after a month, it was cured for more than 6 months. They are a production based business, so they shoot a clear & out the door.

    Quoted from IN-DEEP:

    I have a new CPR playfield what should I do to it before installation? Clear coat or wax?The box and glass are both good.

    #5 63 days ago

    Wax it and play. Can't imagine spending that much and then farming it out again for another clear session.

    #6 63 days ago

    Thanks everyone I think I may just wax and keep it clean.I don"t play that much so if I keep it clean and change the balls frequently it may hold up.Thanks Jim

    #7 63 days ago

    Mentally prepare yourself though...i just installed one myself and the clear was affected by tightening everything on the PF

    Now go have some fun!
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    #8 63 days ago

    Any tips for the wiring and populating would be greatly appreciated.Thanks Jim

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    #11 63 days ago

    Ron uses a dremel bit to open the holes.I am going to go slow and try that.I thinkk it"s a dremel bit.

    #12 63 days ago

    Thanks the Law I will check it out.

    #13 63 days ago

    Don't rush into it...it was quite a lengthy involved process.

    #14 63 days ago

    Take your time and enjoy the process...

    Within a few hours it should look something like this...

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    #15 63 days ago

    Get the kit Ron kruzman sells. It makes the concerns go away. Highly recommend.

    #16 63 days ago
    Quoted from IN-DEEP:

    I have a new CPR playfield what should I do to it before installation? Clear coat or wax?The box and glass are both good.

    Let it cure off for six months. Then send it off for professional clearcoat and touch ups. Another few months to settle and then wax a few times before swapping.

    Reality is that inserts will get edges and it needs better clear if a long term keeper for you.

    #17 63 days ago

    I’m doing the same swap and sending my PB to Ron shortly!! Can’t wait

    #18 62 days ago

    Thanks for the info I am in no hurry.Nice and easy project.Jim P.S. The links The Law sent me are going to be very helpful.

    #19 61 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Let it cure off for six months. Then send it off for professional clearcoat and touch ups. Another few months to settle and then wax a few times before swapping.
    Reality is that inserts will get edges and it needs better clear if a long term keeper for you.

    If you dont get a professional or custom clear, try to figure out if the pf is relatively new. I dont know if cpr has run those lately. Anyway, what Hilton says is super important. Let it cure OUT SIDE THE BOX for 6 months. If someone sends me a fresh pf to clear, I sand off 90% of the clear and let it sit for 6-10 weeks. Its not consistent but a lot of pfs look VERY different after 6 months of sitting in the corner.
    Good luck, and enjoy. Great title to do, and good choice for first swap (imo)

    #20 61 days ago

    Kruzman I think I got this from you so it has been curing for a long time.How long I dont know.

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