Hi everyone, I'm making available my own take on an apron add-on to help prevent clear coat damage and are intended for your late-model Stern game.
This specific product is intended to fit on any Stern metal apron that uses the through-playfield threaded/riveted "swivel" bolts, as shown below, and can be used on plastic aprons as well, if desired.
The issue that these Edgers solve is to provide a layer of protection between the sharp metal edge of the apron and the mating/resting surface on the playfield. In shopping my games, I noticed that every single one of my machines with a metal apron was suffering from wear at that exact point and the apron was eating into the clear coat on the playfield (see second picture). Time, play and movement would accelerate this issue, but I found it as recently on my BM66 that I purchased NIB at the end of Stern's last run.
Here's what what I noticed on my Ghostbusters playfield when I removed the apron (my BM66, being newer was less, but still noticeable):
My design accounts for installation height with the apron and the pinball contact point on the apron and does not interfere in any way with ball travel down the apron face. These "clip" right onto the apron bottom edge and then become a press fit once the apron is tightened back down. They allow for factory mounting hardware to be retained and are a very quick installation in that regard.
These are measured and marked for the left or right side of the apron (markings go to the rear of the playfield so they aren't visible when installed) and are printed with enhanced-strength PLA at a high infill density for durability. Being a softer material than the playfield or the apron, they will move with the flex of the apron and the playfield and make a fantastic accent item if color-matched to the game in question.
Here's the install on my BM66:
Here's the install on my Ghostbusters:
These are currently available in the following colors:
"Slimer" Light Green
I'll be adding some additional colors (pink, etc.) if demand warrants.
These are priced at $6/set.
All shipping will be via USPS First Class mail with tracking provided.
I'm happy to ship internationally, but that would be at calculated cost for the selected destination. Please contact me and I'll get you a quote!
You can place your order via my Pinside store link - https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1192-apron-envy/04424-apron-edgers-stern-metal-aprons-with-riveted-eye-bolts
Thanks for any consideration!