So my high speed is pretty worn.
Underestimated playfield demand and didn't pre-order.
Picked up a couple new pins since then, so it's really not a big deal I can play it as is, but would like it to look better on a budget.
I've seen that overlays are now available, but not sure what goes into an installation.
First, off, do you have to remove and disassemble the entire playfied both on top and underneath?
It's one thing to remove all the playfield parts, but taking everything off the bottom may be a deal breaker. Not that I can't do it, I just kinda feel like if i'm going that far I might as well try to find a cpr playfield.
If you don't need to take apart the bottom side can it be installed while the PF is still in the pin?
Are the holes cutout where they need to be?
Last, and certainly not least, while i'm very mechanically inclined, laying decals has never been my strong point. Does it go on with soapy water and you can adjust it? Or is this the kind that you must lay perfect and if you don't you are screwed. I'd hate to spend $200 and botch the installation and ruin it trying to pull it up.
I know some say it has to be cleared, i'll leave that for another time, as for i'm sure I can find a write up on how to clearcoat a playfield.
But, does it really have to be cleared if it's going to be home used only? Mine doesn't see that many plays a year.
Many of you know, high speed while popular isn't the most valuable pin. So a budget freshening seems like a good option to me.