Just wanted to clear up a few things, been away and got some PMs and thought I would share.
The GOTG pic below is a game with a build date of February 2018...I am not the original owner so i don't know when it shipped but that's the date on the game. When all the play field issues showed up i checked my games and noticed not only the pooling but a small amount of chipping happening.
Key issue here, GOTG left outlane is a real PITA...probably the first time ever I felt the need to close the outlane to an easier setting so people playing the game could have a chance. When I did that he clear pooled up almost immediately.
So... a game that looks to have a 1.5 year old clearcoat STILL has not hardened. That tells me the games plagued with this never will harden and from what I can guess from all the posts is it's all about the mix of the batches of clear. A lot of games out there must have the issue to some extent and people are just paying attention now...
It's a bad situation for everybody. I think Mirco is clearly to blame but what can they do? They can't issue 2,000 replacement playfields and not go out of business...assume everyone is insured, so what's next....Stern/JJP etc sue Mirco....how long is that going to take? Who will pay for all the new play fields made by CGC or whomever can do them instead of Mirco?
Looks to me like Stern/JJP will have to drag it out until they get a new source or guarantees from Mirco. In the meantime they will try to offer playfields at cost or more depending on how crazy the person is who is complaining and how much pressure they can bring to bear. They probably won't make a statement to avoid a mad rush of people wanting replacements...remember the first Pentium chip that had a floating point issue if you tried to split the atom or something? Every grandma that bought a new PC and read about it wanted a replacement.
Me personally, probably will wait for it to get bad and see what the manufacturerers are eventually forced to offer. I don't see an easy solution so I am not going to worry too much about it.
PS - I happened to get a new Dialed in recently also and it has pooling so far on one of the slingshot posts.20190803_225207 (resized).jpg38uuzo (resized).jpg