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Re: Playfield Protectors

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Xylog wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:42 pm
I Figure if I cut the hole just slightly bigger than the magnet & raise the magnet up to cover the thickness of the protector I shouldn't have hanging issues.

That's the dream

Also, for your issue - I think I read on the HardTops thread that you should pop the rollover insert & re-seat it slightly higher to prevent hang. Too much work IMHO.
Nice dream, sounds like you have a good chance of success. :)

I definitely won't be popping out the rollover insert! It might help but only if the hole was a very close fit, at least near the bottom edge. If there is a gap then this happens. Target height is correct, but the space between target and edge of protector leaves a hollow.
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I'd take a razor knife to just the front incline of the cutaways that the ball is prone to catch on. Shave a tiny tiny low angled bevel and and it should solve the problem.

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semicolin wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:03 pm
I'd take a razor knife to just the front incline of the cutaways that the ball is prone to catch on. Shave a tiny tiny low angled bevel and and it should solve the problem.
Yeah I thought of that, afraid to try it though. I think it should come from the factory with a tapered edge.
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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Can't cut a taper with the laser though.

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Could you put and edge using a Dremel router of some kind, with the help of a custom jig you'd built? Of course, testing on a piece of plastic first. If would leave a clean edge you could polish afterwards.
Already made it to Stage 2, I don't know if I should be looking forward to Stage 3! More information on pinball 'stages'
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semicolin wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:25 pm
Can't cut a taper with the laser though.
I think they should offer premium ones hand-tapered. People would pay the extra $20 or whatever
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Really pleased with how BadCats came out...
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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cait001 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:33 pm
semicolin wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:25 pm
Can't cut a taper with the laser though.
I think they should offer premium ones hand-tapered. People would pay the extra $20 or whatever
Lol, another way for them to make money! 20$ USD to add a tapered edge..
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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Xylog wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:36 pm
Really pleased with how BadCats came out...

20200731_144254.jpg
This thing looks brand new, god job! 'Seems' fast, too!
Already made it to Stage 2, I don't know if I should be looking forward to Stage 3! More information on pinball 'stages'
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World_of_Warships wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:19 pm
This thing looks brand new, god job! 'Seems' fast, too!
Thank you! I have OCD when it comes to playfields. :)

Black Knight 2000 is looking very nice indeedy. It's magnet hold fine through the protector.
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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That Black Knight is looking great indeed! Those habitrails, you buff them with something?
Already made it to Stage 2, I don't know if I should be looking forward to Stage 3! More information on pinball 'stages'
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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Steel wool. I buff all metals with it. For stubborn dirt/rust I use a brass wirewheel.
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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They look great, do you put anything on them after?
Already made it to Stage 2, I don't know if I should be looking forward to Stage 3! More information on pinball 'stages'
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Nope, just natural metal. 😃
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Re: Playfield Protectors

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I don't know what the original finish for The Shadow it's suppose to be, however mine looks like it was at least touched up with gold spray..
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Already made it to Stage 2, I don't know if I should be looking forward to Stage 3! More information on pinball 'stages'
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