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Offline Slash

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CPR Playfield Clearcoat
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:54:42 PM »
i recently purchased a CPR Whirlwind playfield and I am also buying one of their TAF's. I have read on quite a few occasions people sending the brand new playfield out to get cleared by someone else. Is this overkill for a home environment? Will the CPR clearcoat be fine?

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Re: CPR Playfield Clearcoat
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 08:15:01 AM »
I have purchased and installed several CPR playfields. I have over a dozen to install. The playfields CPR apply a "current" industry standard which is superior to the varnish / clearcoat of the original playfields at the time of their production. In other words, it would be more than acceptable for home use.

I have NOS playfields, IPB playfields, Mirco Playfields and CPR playfields. The quality varies, but the only playfields that MUST be redone are the IPB playfields - wafer thin clears.

It is a personal choice to re-clear CPR playfields. Many of the projects in my restoration queue have CPR playfields that were sent to Tim at HRP for a re-clear to offer better protection and also durability. In some cases, the Bally SS have gone to Tim to re clear with the intention to raise the finish to a more gloss than satin finish (not factory finish).

Keep in mind, the CPR clear is far superior to NIB Stern machine playfields - so if you are comfortable with that level of clearcoat, then the CPR is more than enough.
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Re: CPR Playfield Clearcoat
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 08:50:01 AM »
^ Thanks for such a detailed response! 


I think I will just install it as is.  Also given I live in Perth I don't know of anybody locally that does it so cost with shipping 2 ways etc would really start to become a factor.

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Re: CPR Playfield Clearcoat
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 11:43:14 AM »
I have CPR Firepower playfield which is holding up very well after a number of years and a lot of plays, and a Joker Poker recently installed that looks thick enough for my tastes.
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Re: CPR Playfield Clearcoat
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 07:54:30 AM »
Good to know .
I have yet to instal my CPR Firepower playfield but the finish looks fine to me so never intended spending more $$ on it
I need more room ! and more $$$