Quoted from earetz:
Well if spooky are listening, then maybe they will speak up here as I have received no reply from emails. Or maybe I'm just being too critical about a 12K+ AUD machine with indenting on the play field from the vuk. Pictures do not show the true extent of the damage on this HUO pin.[quoted image][quoted image]
I have had this concern from the beginning as this started right way on ours. The VUK coil was kicking balls out the at varying power (it seemed) from out and midway to right across and into the bottom o the right sling shot or top of flipper. There was no playfield protector available so I inquired about getting the art outline to have one made and was flat out told no. This was both quite surprising and very disappointing. Of course the dimpling has continued which I'm not happy about as I simply wanted to protect the PF early on. Fortunately not long ago, Playfield Protectors finally came out with a 2 PF protector set so I ordered one. I haven't installed it yet as I've been busy so I have kept the pin off until I can find the time. I am not losing out as I have just been too busy anyway
I did inquire about purchasing a replacement PF and I was told that there will be PFs available for a long time and that unless I believed that it was really necessary that I could hold off for now and save the money. I took the advice so far and haven't ordered a PF at this point.
Many will say, it's all an expected part of owning a Pinball machine with heavy balls smashing about under the glass. I agree but this is also why you can get things to help protect against the normal wear and tear, from mylar to these full non-adhesive overlays and plastic PETG type protectors and fender washers etc...
I say that for those who are ok with the wear, good on you but you should also acknowledge or simply respect that some of us want to build up our pins to reduce and sometime eliminate these issues. I spend serious money on my collection and spend extra money to both visually and functionally enhance them as this is my collection/hobby. I don't flip these.