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Clear coat

Postby mbudman » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:01 pm

Hello,

I just purchased 2 vintage pinball machines and 1 old pitch & bat:

1949 Gottlieb Basketball
1958 Gottlieb Sunshine
1965 Midway Mystery Score

The playfields and backglass for the Basketball and Mystery score are in almost perfect shape.

Would it be recommended to clear coat and seal the backglasses?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Mark

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Re: Clear coat

Postby HPR Pinball » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:31 pm

No if you dont have expérience, you may destroy them. Put led to préserve glass from heat.
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Re: Clear coat

Postby mbudman » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 am

If I were to have the clear coat and sealing done properly, would it be recommended?

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Re: Clear coat

Postby Dave Astill » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:07 am

if they have lasted this long without wear i would leave them. they wont wear now with light home use.
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Re: Clear coat

Postby cap » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:10 am

I thought people used triple thick to protect backglasses but only on heavily damaged backglasses to avoid more flaking. If the backglasses are near mint, I would not touch them.

I also recommend changing to LEDs. If the LEDs are flickering, you can solder a 470 ohm 1/4 watt resistor across the sockets or install a new lamp driver board.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... flickering
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Re: Clear coat

Postby mbudman » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:27 am

The sunshine machine (1948) has a flaking backgkass, so I am not certain if I should proceed and seal it with triple thick

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Re: Clear coat

Postby AMX » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:34 am

cap wrote:
I also recommend changing to LEDs. If the LEDs are flickering, you can solder a 470 ohm 1/4 watt resistor across the sockets or install a new lamp driver board.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... flickering


Chu pas certain mais d'apres moi y aura pas de trouble avec le lamp driver board!!!!! :FP:
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Re: Clear coat

Postby AMX » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:44 am

And by the way, nice catch Mark about your purchases!!!

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Re: Clear coat

Postby Sparky » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:40 am

Ahh... I have been waiting for over 10 years for these machines to pop up. I tried buying them at the time but the old lady that owned them wouldn't sell. Nice old lady on Westpark in DDO. The games were her husband's that had just passed and she wanted them repaired.

I still have the schematics for the Basketball and Sunshine. Lol. I bought them from Pinball Resource and I never had the chance to go fix them after.

She had a bunch of old mechanical games as well, with a pachinko machine and a Coke Vendo 44.
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Re: Clear coat

Postby HPR Pinball » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:37 pm

Some glass have thicker paint than others. Triple thick can destroy glass with tinner paint because of solvent.
I stop using triple thick and now i like to use Finitech products found at BMR. It's urethane water base product, very friendly to use, will not crack and lot of resistance. I use this clear for my playfields and glass for many years now.
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Re: Clear coat

Postby cap » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:48 pm

AMX wrote:
cap wrote:
I also recommend changing to LEDs. If the LEDs are flickering, you can solder a 470 ohm 1/4 watt resistor across the sockets or install a new lamp driver board.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... flickering


Chu pas certain mais d'apres moi y aura pas de trouble avec le lamp driver board!!!!! :FP:


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Re: Clear coat

Postby singlezero » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:25 pm

I stop using triple thick and now i like to use Finitech products found at BMR. It's urethane water base product, very friendly to use, will not crack and lot of resistance. I use this clear for my playfields and glass for many years now.
are higher end urethanes for floors , i assume you put those in a spraygun? i have some finitec 6000 also as i get mine from a benjamin moore dealer that is what the bmr is ? tia



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