Mr. Pinball Tip:

This tip is to help in matching paint colors when re-touching playfields or backglasses. Even after mixing paints to get what in the pot looks to be a good color match, the new paint often ends up being a stark contrast to the paint around it after drying.

A proper check can be made prior to committing paint to playfield or backglass using the plastic films used to make photocopies onto transparencies, or for the outer cover-binding of documents. This material is thin but quite stiff and totally transparent, so if you paint a sample of the color on it, once dry you can lay it on the playfield or backglass and compare it with the surrounding original paint to see if it's a good match.

Peter Hall

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