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(Topic ID: 79959)

Are Pinbit's plastic protectors even needed on new plastic sets?


By BadBrad97

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    I put the Pinbit plastic protectors on all my machines (if they are available) when I shop them. The main reason I do it is to protect the art on the backside from getting scratched by ball guides from underneath.

    But isn't new plastic just as tough as the protectors? Has anyone broken plastic that is less than a few years old?

    #2 6 years ago

    Depends on the specific plastic. Some get more abuse than others in gameplay. That's a bigger factor than how "tough" the plastic is, I'd think.

    #3 6 years ago

    Yep, broke a repro CPR Pinbot plastic, the one under the visor, no protector installed.

    #4 6 years ago

    I think older plastics may be more brittle, but the protectors offer another layer of protection. So if a ball smashes into a slingshot it would bash (and potentially chip) the protector before the plastic.

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