(Topic ID: 203349)

Whose Clear Coat do you use?


By terrapinmark

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by gmkalos
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    #1 1 year ago

    Have had numerous playfields (Classic 1980's) clear coated by different restorers. Some have used DuPont/Axalta. Some used PPG Industries Automotive Clear, some used Sherwin Williams Automotive refinishes. I just happen to be in the chemical coatings industry and curious on what you use. Also, are you using two-component systems?

    Mark Salas

    #2 1 year ago

    2PAC (2 part automotive clear) is what most people agree on what is correct to use on a playfield.

    #3 1 year ago

    I usually use PPG, but I do have some actual DiamondPlate that a customer that works at DuPont mixed up for me.

    The DiamondPlate is 2 part urethane, but has that classic Williams cloudy finish to it.

    #4 1 year ago

    This is what I'm using. The only problem I've been having is slight ghosting on insert edges in the black line where the wood meets the plastic. I'm not sure if it's the clear I'm using or the hardness of clear vs the softness of the wood and insert moving when I flex the playfield lifting it up. Or maybe my prep could be off.

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    #5 1 year ago

    I've used this in a roll-on application and it was brilliant.

    https://www.kbs-coatings.com/DiamondFinish-Clear.html

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    Don't need a respirator, booth or spray setup. Just a foam roller after thinning it down 3. Dries quick - add a layer in under an hour, or sandable in 2 hours. Fully hardens after a day. Here's the playfield after 6 coats and the full sanding/polishing regiment.

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    #6 1 year ago

    PPG DCU2002 ... fantastic clarity with thin build.

    #7 1 year ago

    SprayMax 2K (3680061), just the right mix of resins and acrylic! No surface scratches or ball dimples!

    http://www.spraymax.com/en/products/product/clear-coats-and-spot-blender/2k-clear-coat/

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