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    Posted: 03/31/2020 at 3:01pm
Anyone have success with refinishing a table top? 

Posses a Donic Persson 25.
Nice 1" top, purchased used from a club, so I inherited the years of scratches and paint wear with it. 
Using material in links below, I can start with the $130 investment. I own a sprayer. I am competent with the trade work involved. 

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Seeking more specific tips and/or advice from anyone who has succeeded in refinishing their own. What was your level of quality obtained? Close to factory finish? Pictures are nice. 

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I've never known anyone to paint a table with anything that felt right at all.

My advice is deal with the surface it has as long as you can
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A place I occasionally play was donated a few old bty tables that were probably 20-30 years old.

The tables show all the signs of old tables that were rarely cleaned. Rub your hand on the table and it's like sandpaper. They play really slow because the friction is way too high.

If I was to try to get them playing better, I would give the tables a really good cleaning first. Next I would sand with really fine sandpaper, then maybe follow up with an electric buffer attachment used to buff car finishes.

My goal would be to get the friction level back down close to the ittf spec. If this works, I would stop here and just make sure to keep the table clean.

The factory finishes are multi layer coatings that are heat/uv light cured, so can never be replicated by someone in their garage.
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Ya it bounces just fine. Looking for success stories. Seems resounding, NO!
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IMHO that table looks pretty good. Clean it real well and maybe there is a way to polish it. But I wouldn't repaint it, that's for sure
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