(Topic ID: 229048)

Would you mylar this?

By Smerk

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by MT45
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#1 1 year ago

Hi all, there was some wear on the pf around my two (top) bumpers. I mixed the colour best I could (1 shot) and touched them up (two coats to fill damage), lightly sanded (800 dry), waxed etc. I bought some mylar circles but now am unsure if I should use them. I've never dealt with mylar and have had a good look for topics which most seem to be SS/full sheet questions. I guess I'd like to ask - what would you do?

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#2 1 year ago

I always use the adhesive backed mylar rings on my EMs. They protect and help disguise the touch-ups.

#3 1 year ago

I would Mylar in a second. Use quality stuff, not the temporary kind. You want it there forever because if it ever started to lift it would almost certainly take your paint touch ups with it.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from MT45:

I would Mylar in a second. Use quality stuff

Where do you get your Mylar? I haven't been happy with Marco's: adhesive isn't uniform and pattern always transmits through.

#5 1 year ago

I usually wax and polish before I install adhesive mylar rings, they still stick fine and are easier to replace withut pulling paint (rings and sheets from The Pinball Resource)

#6 1 year ago

You look to have done a good job on the touchup. I always have used non adhesive rings from PBR to cover scars and offer pf protection-never had a problem and can always be reversed.

#7 1 year ago

I bought some heavy duty mylar at a guitar shop. They use it to cover the body around the finger area, whatever that is called. Anyway, it seems thicker than the stuff I have seen from Marco and the like.

#8 1 year ago

yup pinball resource sells great mylar rings. I use them on most of my ems. THE MAIN KEY IS don't let the adhesive side touch your finger or anything else at all or you will always see it.

peel back the protective cover exactly half way, fold it over on top of its self. Then lay the side with the 2 layers of protection down on the playfield to center it where you want. Once you have it where you want it press down the farthest edge to start sticking it down. Once you get halfway to where the backing is still on the ring slowly peel off the rest of the backing while attaching the mylar at the same time.

Hope that makes sense.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

Where do you get your Mylar? I haven't been happy with Marco's: adhesive isn't uniform and pattern always transmits through.

I've ordered mine from here. Used it on many games with no issues


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