PDP 8E Panel Paint Chipping - How to seal edges

Todd Goodman tsg at bonedaddy.net
Mon Nov 9 15:09:03 CST 2015

* Doug Ingraham <dpi at dustyoldcomputers.com> [151109 15:00]:
> Depends on why it is peeling.  My glass panel on the Straight 8 was
> peeling.  I suspect finger oil was what started it and once it started
> peeling there was no good way to stop it.  I scraped back to the color
> change line and cleaned the glass and repainted.  That was around 1985 and
> it has stayed put so far.
> Your best bet would be to do something similar.  Mask it off and remove the
> peeling paint back to the mask line.  Prime the surface and then paint with
> a color that is close.  If it will be exposed to a UV source you might
> consider overcoating with a UV block type of clear coat.  I think you can
> get clear coat in a non gloss if that is what you want.
> You can try nail polish.  The acetone in the polish might dissolve the
> original paint.  If possible try it first in a place that is not visible.
> It could make things worse.
> Good luck!
> Doug

I could be wrong but I believe it's nail polish *remover* that contains
acetone (unless you get one specifically without acetone.)

I think nail polish has ethyl acetate?

I've seen pinball restorers generally recommend Krylon Triple Thick
Clear Glaze and Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear.  (Check out

Temperature cycles are particularly hard on pinball glass (hot/cold
cycles because the paint and glass expand and contract at different

Pinball glass can get a lot of heating too from the lights.

I don't know how much of an issue that is with a straight 8 or 8E but
something to keep in mind.


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