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Who can I send my PF to for a clear coat?


By DefDumBlindKid

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I have an PF that I would like to preserve, of a game very near and dear to my heart. Who can I send my PF to for a beautiful automotive clear coat?

#2 1 year ago

From what I hear Kruzman up in Michigan does stellar work.

#3 1 year ago

Don't forget the captain. CaptainNeo.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from davijc02:

From what I hear Kruzman up in Michigan does stellar work.

Pretty sure he only does NOS.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Pretty sure he only does NOS.

Pretty sure he'll do anything as long as all the parts are stripped...

He did our AA&A

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pics-of-a-rare-pf

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#6 1 year ago

Definitely 100% Kruzman

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from NiftyLED:

Pretty sure he'll do anything as long as all the parts are stripped...
He did our AA&A
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pics-of-a-rare-pf

Ah so he's just refused to do mine multiple times then...sounds aboot right

#8 1 year ago

Very near and dear? Kruzman.

#9 1 year ago

Kruzman, HEP, HSA.

Marc

#10 1 year ago

Brian @ HSA does amazing work. Highly recommended.

http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Home.html

#11 1 year ago

I took one to my local bodyshop. He was hitting it 2-3 times at 50 bucks a session (paid for 2). I guess you are doing the prep?
Did all of mine and though its not perfect the surface is hard as a rock and glossy with no discernible lifting.
Not something you can do in one session, the coats must cure (3 days at least) and be leveled in between.
Vid and a few others offer great advice on this, please excuse me if you have advanced knowledge on the process.

#12 1 year ago

You cant go wrong with Ron Kruzman

#13 1 year ago

Earl Scheib

#14 1 year ago

Brian @ HSA does amazing work. Highly recommended.
http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Home.html

If your looking for a professional job at a fair price and good turn around time HSA is the way to go. Brian just did a Kiss Playfield for me and went way above all expectations, he even surprised me by collecting Gene and Paul's autograph on it for me! Here's some pics

http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa111317kissredorkzm.html

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from Kingpin22:

Brian @ HSA does amazing work. Highly recommended.
http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Home.html
If your looking for a professional job at a fair price and good turn around time HSA is the way to go. Brian just did a Kiss Playfield for me and went way above all expectations, he even surprised me by collecting Gene and Paul's autograph on it for me! Here's some pics
http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa111317kissredorkzm.html

That's amazing that HSA would do that for you ! Something truely special !
They are currently working on my BSD playfield and can't wait to get it back!

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

That's amazing that HSA would do that for you ! Something truely special !
They are currently working on my BSD playfield and can't wait to get it back!

I know, exceeded all expectations, you won't be disappointed.

#17 1 year ago

CaptainNeo does some fantastic work.

#19 1 year ago

Thanks for the picture, absolutely stunning and exactly what I’d like for mine

Quoted from NiftyLED:

Pretty sure he'll do anything as long as all the parts are stripped...
He did our AA&A
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pics-of-a-rare-pf

#20 1 year ago

Thanks for the help everybody I’m in good hands

#21 1 year ago

Who'd you go with?

#22 1 year ago

HSA is a Full service, professional, playfield restorer. No games, no upcharges just perfection. Brian is the best of the best. Not just a clear body shop clear coater he makes sure Every detail is Perfect!

#23 1 year ago

Out of Business and did terrible work, thanks for the dig.
99 percent of a clear coat job is prep.
Someone that shoots 2-pack clear all the time knows what they are doing and have the facilities to do it.
Of course clearing a NOS field will turn out perfect.
Again,the preparation is key on an older version.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Out of Business and did terrible work, thanks for the dig.

I agree, it is all about the prep. I have 7 classic games that have clear coat. I am pleased with all of them. Two were done by Chris Hutchins, Two were done by Andy (who is doing two more). One was done by Chad Keller. This 1980 Stern Magic was clear coated by Captain Neo.

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#25 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Ah so he's just refused to do mine multiple times then...sounds aboot right

Same here

#26 1 year ago

Yes he's told me he only does NOS multiple times so whom knows.

7 months later
#27 9 months ago

Thanks CaptNeo for getting my AA cleared so beautifully.

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#28 9 months ago

Looks great!

#29 9 months ago

Who can do it and is not at least a year's wait....?

#30 9 months ago
Quoted from NPO:

Who can do it and is not at least a year's wait....?

I contacted CaptNeo. From what I understand, he has a pretty long wait list for playfield restorations. But he does have an option for expediting work for more money. I paid a bit more to have mine expedited. Got mine back in a about 6 months.

#31 9 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

HSA is a Full service, professional, playfield restorer. No games, no upcharges just perfection. Brian is the best of the best. Not just a clear body shop clear coater he makes sure Every detail is Perfect!

Couldn't agree more!

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#32 9 months ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

Couldn't agree more!

HSA is going out of the pinball business and won’t take on anymore playfields.

#33 9 months ago
Quoted from DefDumBlindKid:

HSA is going out of the pinball business and won’t take on anymore playfields.

True. I was lucky to get this done before they call it quits !

#34 9 months ago

Could anybody elaborate on prices and delays? Just for clear-coating please.

HSA, although out of business, how much was it for clear-coating?
Christopher Hutchins (HEP) ?
Captain Neo?

Thanks
Yves

#35 9 months ago
Quoted from Arcane:

Could anybody elaborate on prices and delays? Just for clear-coating please.
HSA, although out of business, how much was it for clear-coating?
Christopher Hutchins (HEP) ?
Captain Neo?
Thanks
Yves

HSA charged $800.00

#36 9 months ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

HSA charged $800.00

HSA does not charge $800 for just clear coating. If they charged you $800, it must have been for restoration and clear coating.

Here is the HSA clear coating page: http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Clear_Coating.html

The last playfield they clear coated for me, I was charged $275, but that was about 3 years ago.

#37 9 months ago

Best kept secret is Vince at the paint spot in Villa Park IL. He has cleared almost all of mine including a bunch of NOS spares that line up with my machines. He is a very talented air brush artist and is good at minor touch ups. He is not al all out restorer. Pricing is fair. I believe $250. His number is 630-543-7111. I’ve never really shared his info but now that my room is full I don’t have to worry about waiting. He actually has a Quick turnaround of a few weeks sometimes less. Patience is a virtue but not one of mine. I could not recommend him more. He has done around 40 for me.

#38 9 months ago
Quoted from Tommy-dog:

HSA does not charge $800 for just clear coating. If they charged you $800, it must have been for restoration and clear coating.
Here is the HSA clear coating page: http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Clear_Coating.html
The last playfield they clear coated for me, I was charged $275, but that was about 3 years ago.

Says $385 for clearcoating on that page.

#39 9 months ago
Quoted from Tommy-dog:

HSA does not charge $800 for just clear coating. If they charged you $800, it must have been for restoration and clear coating.
Here is the HSA clear coating page: http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Clear_Coating.html
The last playfield they clear coated for me, I was charged $275, but that was about 3 years ago.

You are correct

#40 9 months ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

True. I was lucky to get this done before they called it quits !

#41 9 months ago

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