Will removing the mylar hurt the playfield paint? It won't I promise:)

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Will removing the mylar hurt the playfield paint? It won't I promise:)


By hailrazer

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    I have a roached Nightmare on Elm Street that I'm restoring for a friend. Pulled off the mylar to sand and clear the playfield. Came off very easily. Lol

    I then Krylon Triple Thicked the mylar to preserve it as wall art.

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    #2 3 months ago

    As I recall, Gottlieb factory installed their Mylar. I had a SF2 do something similar.

    #3 3 months ago
    Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

    As I recall, Gottlieb factory installed their Mylar. I had a SF2 do something similar.

    Yes it was factory installed. This one was bubbling , scratched to hades, and planking/flaking underneath terribly. I just thought it was sort of cool to show a mylar removed with no regard to the paint that came off with it.

    #4 3 months ago

    In my experience no it won't hurt the paint. If done right anyway. I've done this for quite a few Restorations that i have done on playfields. I find the the freeze spray then remove method Works excellent. Then the flour rubbing method Works fantastic for removing the excess glue.

    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

    In my experience no it won't hurt the paint. If done right anyway. I've done this for quite a few Restorations that i have done on playfields. I find the the freeze spray then remove method Works excellent. Then the flour rubbing method Works fantastic for removing the excess glue.

    Yea I've done quite a few myself with great results.

    This one wasn't about saving the playfield though

    #6 3 months ago

    I was at work & a coworker informed me that there was a pinball machine up for auction that evening. I immediately went on the website & there it was a Centaur. I called the auction house & placed a bid of $1000. The machine was roached & I acquired the machine for $500. After much work I finally had Centaur up & running. But cosmetically, the playfield was a zero. So I pulled everything off the playfield, including the mylar. Underneath the mylar, someone had colored the playfield black in an attempt to cover up the worn to the wood playfield. I knew & wasn't concerned that once I pulled the mylar, there was going to be many down to the playfield wood areas exposed. But no worry, I work for a school district & I had access to an over-achieving art teacher w/ his masters degree in art. Here's the results...

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    #7 3 months ago

    Impressive touch up! Did you clear over it to protect in the future Very nice!

    Quoted from Rush2112:

    I was at work & a coworker informed me that there was a pinball machine up for auction that evening. I immediately went on the website & there it was a Centaur. I called the auction house & placed a bid of $1000. The machine was roached & I acquired the machine for $500. After much work I finally had Centaur up & running. But cosmetically, the playfield was a zero. So I pulled everything off the playfield, including the mylar. Underneath the mylar, someone had colored the playfield black in an attempt to cover up the worn to the wood playfield. I knew & wasn't concerned that once I pulled the mylar, there was going to be many down to the playfield wood areas exposed. But no worry, I work for a school district & I had access to an over-achieving art teacher w/ his masters degree in art. Here's the results...

    #8 3 months ago

    No. What I did was remylar 70% of the playfield in the high ball travel & painted areas. This final application turned out very well.

    #9 3 months ago
    Quoted from hailrazer:

    Yea I've done quite a few myself with great results.
    This one wasn't about saving the playfield though

    You going to do an overlay on this one? I wasn't aware they had those for Gottlieb games.

    #10 3 months ago
    Quoted from darcangeloel:

    You going to do an overlay on this one? I wasn't aware they had those for Gottlieb games.

    That's why I had to scan the playfield and do almost 30 hours of photoshop repair to make one. Yikes!

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