I have a manual for sale if anyone is looking.
I'm putting in a new clear ramp from Starship Fantasy. How much better do these look compared to the original smoked ramp? I hate the smoked appearance, it always looks dirty. Also do the decals come pre-applied?
They have it for $147 but it's out of stock along with the smoked one. With Starship's being $154 it's not far off. Marco wants $175 which is just stupid. At least Starship advertises thicker plastic.
I replaced my ramp, which was in terrible condition after 25 years of route operation. I got my clear replacement ramp from Starship Fantasy. The build quality is excellent (Larry claims better than NOS and it shows), had absolutely no issues with the fitment which was VERY impressive, and the decals went on well. I got the decal alignment the best I could, but honestly it's not something you're going to notice when playing. I LOVE the clear option vs. the original grey smoked color! It really does a lot to brighten up the left side of the playfield. It's also more satisfying to clean because even when the old ramp was clean, it still looked dirty because of the smoked color.
I read Larry uses the original Williams molds for his replacement ramps, and I can certainly tell by the perfect fit on this machine. I had to do no more wiggling and adjusting than when installing the original ramp. Also I got a chance to clean the bumper area, the left lane, and install an LED in the rearmost bumper as it's impossible to get to this without removing the ramp. It plays faster now too with the new ramp!
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