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Anybody install a Mirco TOM playfield? Please help...


By cosmokramer

9 months ago



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    #1 9 months ago

    I am starting my playfield swap with a Mirco replacement and wanted to see if anyone can let me know how they addressed this issue...
    The T-nut on top of the playfield next to the trunk, how did you deal with the clear coat in this area when installing T-nut?
    The original field had a recession created by the T-nut when it was sucked into place, allowing it to sit fairly flush and not cause ball issues...
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    However the Mirco has clearcoat and I am afraid of cracking it when the new T-nut sets.
    Does the clear need to be removed from this area? (I have the Kruzman kit to do it)...take points off T-nut?
    How did you take care of this?

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    #2 9 months ago

    No Problem, lay it flat on a solid ground and hammer it in with one, max two hits. It is important to do it fast to break through the clear immediately. I have done it this way several times at the same spot. I think I will modify this area for future runs and add a recess there to avoid that problem.

    Regards,
    Mirco

    #3 9 months ago

    Didn't Chris at HEP have a solution for this. I do know that Vid1900 or Chris said never to hammer in t nuts

    #4 9 months ago

    Find a wooden dowel that fits in the post hole tight,flush it to the playfield.
    Get a nice sharp forstner bit the size of the t nut
    Put the pinpoint of the forstener in the center of the dowel you placed in post hole run the drill backwards slowly to cut the clear and into the art.
    Once you are confident you are past the cosmetic surface and can proceed without damage run the drill forward to the depth you will need to countersink the that nut.

    It is a risky procedure make no mistake but this is what I do when t nut recesses are missed but the holes already exist.

    #5 9 months ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Find a wooden dowel that fits in the post hole tight,flush it to the playfield.
    Get a nice sharp forstner bit the size of the t nut
    Put the pinpoint of the forstener in the center of the dowel you placed in post hole run the drill backwards slowly to cut the clear and into the art.
    Once you are confident you are past the cosmetic surface and can proceed without damage run the drill forward to the depth you will need to countersink the that nut.
    It is a risky procedure make no mistake but this is what I do when t nut recesses are missed but the holes already exist.

    I didnt expect to hear from you...shouldnt you be building a sandcastle right now?
    Seriously, thanks for chiming in....

    #6 9 months ago

    That sounds pretty scary. The potential of screwing up a 1K PF is huge.

    #7 9 months ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    I didnt expect to hear from you...shouldnt you be building a sandcastle right now?
    Seriously, thanks for chiming in....

    Just sitting here taking it easy this morning

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    #8 9 months ago
    Quoted from Highclasspinball:

    No Problem, lay it flat on a solid ground and hammer it in with one, max two hits.

    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Find a wooden dowel that fits in the post hole tight,flush it to the playfield.
    Get a nice sharp forstner bit the size of the t nut
    Put the pinpoint of the forstener in the center of the dowel you placed in post hole run the drill backwards slowly to cut the clear and into the art.
    Once you are confident you are past the cosmetic surface and can proceed without damage run the drill forward to the depth you will need to countersink the that nut.

    Decisions, decisions.

    Now this would actually be a pinball live stream I'd be interested in watching.

    #9 9 months ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Find a wooden dowel that fits in the post hole tight,flush it to the playfield.
    Get a nice sharp forstner bit the size of the t nut
    Put the pinpoint of the forstener in the center of the dowel you placed in post hole run the drill backwards slowly to cut the clear and into the art.

    Ok, now this is frighting, I really was thinking of this method. REALLY. +1

    #10 9 months ago

    Give it to Kruzeman, My apologies if I misspelled his name, He can pretty much do anything with a PF.

    #11 9 months ago

    Thought I would post my results here I case anyone uses this for reference in the future.
    I just couldnt bring myself to whack it in with a hammer and it would sit high above the clear... I didnt have the balls to drill it all at one time with a forschner either.... I went with the dremel method...
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    Worked well, took about an hour but I went pretty slow

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