(Topic ID: 188116)

Best GB shooter lane protection?


By Hollywoodbone

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Hollywoodbone
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    #1 2 years ago

    What's the best protection for a GB shooter lane? The actual lane itself not the side wall it ejects into!
    Thanks for the info guys

    #2 2 years ago
    Quoted from Hollywoodbone:

    What's the best protection for a GB shooter lane? The actual lane itself not the side wall it ejects into!
    Thanks for the info guys

    The best protection is to turn down the trough eject power to the lowest setting so it gently ejects the ball into the shooter lane. After that you could put a cliffy in and if you don't want to mess with that you could also put a piece of mylar down. If you turn down the trough eject power though I don't think you will even have anything to worry about.

    #3 2 years ago

    Cliffys of course. I'm just getting ready to publish his GB page: http://www.passionforpinball.com/ghostbusters.htm

    That's the pink slime edition in his photos

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    The best protection is to turn down the trough eject power to the lowest setting so it gently ejects the ball into the shooter lane. After that you could put a cliffy in and if you don't want to mess with that you could also put a piece of mylar down. If you turn down the trough eject power though I don't think you will even have anything to worry about.

    There's a setting for this? I usually set my coil power to soft but the ball still rifles into the shooter lane. Btw I laid down a piece of clear laminate in the shooter lane and it works great. Plus it comes off easily without potential damage like mylar.

    #5 2 years ago

    Got a new pf coming going to get the le set thanks for link.

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from thundergod76:

    There's a setting for this? I usually set my coil power to soft but the ball still rifles into the shooter lane. Btw I laid down a piece of clear laminate in the shooter lane and it works great. Plus it comes off easily without potential damage like mylar.

    Yes Sir there sure is. I'm not at home right now so I can't tell you how to get to that setting but it's definitely there. It's called Trough eject power and you can take it down to like 175 I believe it is and it shoots the ball out nice and soft into the shooter lane. It's probably under GB settings I would think.

    #7 2 years ago

    Ive been making my own from removable mylar for years, with zero issues.

    I honestly have taken off so many cliffies that have dug into the playfield, they must always be on,
    I dont feel they are always the best choice to put everywhere on a new game!

    I may get these cut, and throw out there cheap as hell.....I start work on a bunch of stuff in a few weeks.

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from Cheddar:

    Cliffys of course. I'm just getting ready to publish his GB page: http://www.passionforpinball.com/ghostbusters.htm
    That's the pink slime edition in his photos

    Thanks man. The whole set looks hood

    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from Hollywoodbone:

    What's the best protection for a GB shooter lane? The actual lane itself not the side wall it ejects into!
    Thanks for the info guys

    I was looking at my games today and every single one of them has a metal plate or wall adjacent from trough ejector. GB is the only one that doesn't. It's like to save .75 they did away with it. <<<< its back on my AS though.

    I think the ball ejects into the wall and because the plate isn't there the brunt of the force is absorbed by the side wall, which has an almost impersevable impression, and the edge of the shooter lane. With a metal plate or wall it absorbs the large majority of force and no premature shooter lane wear. Maybe it's just a shitty cc, but skimping on the ejector plate doesn't help.

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Ive been making my own from removable mylar for years, with zero issues.
    I honestly have taken off so many cliffies that have dug into the playfield, they must always be on,
    I dont feel they are always the best choice to put everywhere on a new game!
    I may get these cut, and throw out there cheap as hell.....I start work on a bunch of stuff in a few weeks.

    Hey art let me know if you do.

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