Made some quick (20 minutes) and cheap ($20?) velvet blades!
Originally was going to put this on my ToM (when I had it) a few years ago, had an extra 24x48 sheet of 0.06 PETG laying around and thought it could work well.
For this one, I was going for the look of a coffin lining.
Got the material from Jo-Ann real cheap. It's fairly stretchy (think a sock elastic) and a little iridescent.
Cut a template on the PETG from a mirror blade using a razor blade.
Sprayed some 3M high strength contact adhesive on both sides, let it tack for 1-2 minutes, applied, flipped it over, sprayed more adhesive on the back, let it tack, then tucked in the excess.
Cut a hole for the head screw mount.
Popped them in, they're a little bit snugger than a mirror blade, but considering the material the playfield moves pretty smoothly on it. Have to guide it a bit when putting the playfield back in but then it sits still.
Put the dimensions of the mirror blade if you want to copy.
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