(Topic ID: 186266)

Cupped Inserts


By twitami

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    I need some advice. I have been buying up a lot of cocktail pinballs (I know, but I love them). Anyway, all the Allied Leisure machines (and I have 9 or so now) have cupped inserts. Cupped enough that the ball will stop in them sometimes...lol. I bought most of these cheap, so I don't want to spend much on them ideally, but I would like them playable. Any ideas out there that are pretty easy, and pretty inexpensive?

    Thanks!

    #2 2 years ago

    Yes, go to home Depot and get some minwax polycrylic. Use a small artists paint brush and fill it in, avoiding any air bubbles. Wait a day and then Sand with 400, then 600, then 1200 grit paper, taping off area around the insert. Very easy process. You may need a second coat, if you do, only sand with 220, then apply the second coat and then sand with the finer grits.

    #3 2 years ago

    And if you're not comfortable taping off around the insert as Rob suggested, or would be worried about damaging your PF if the art is not stable, you can heat up the underside of the insert and pop it out of the PF. Then wrap a piece of paper or plastic around the insert tightly, fill in with the polycrylic and sand as he suggested. Then you can pop it back in, relevel and use light glue if the insert is loose or not seated properly.

    #5 2 years ago

    Here is an easy and inexpensive way as requested:

    http://www.oldpinballs.com/store.html

    Item Code: PFRD (about 3/4 down on the page).

    These are thin clear vinyl disces of different diameters you can build up to minimize the cupping. It does work to stop the ball from getting stuck. You will see a slight ghost outline of each layer but that actually looks cool!

    This is also undo-able if the next owner doesn't want it.

    Mike V.

    #6 2 years ago

    You might want to review this post on UV curing resin. Keep reading and about post 20 it starts talking more about cupped inserts.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fixing-inserts-fogged-peeling-delaminated-with-uv-curing-resin

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from RacingPin:

    These are thin clear vinyl disces of different diameters you can build up to minimize the cupping. It does work to stop the ball from getting stuck. You will see a slight ghost outline of each layer but that actually looks cool!

    This is also undo-able if the next owner doesn't want it.

    You could also get some mylar and some punches and do a similar technique (amazon.com link ») .

    #8 2 years ago

    I just drip in some super thin super glue and let it dry. do a few drops at a time and you'll fill it in (make sure playfield is level of course).

    Sanding is optional but not necessary in most cases.

    #9 2 years ago

    Thanks for all the tips guys! I have a lot to do:

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    #10 2 years ago

    Get at it- looks fun....

    You have a disease!

    Enjoy it

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from twitami:

    Thanks for all the tips guys! I have a lot to do:

    Wow, I am jealous

    #12 2 years ago

    Here is the others, in a different room

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    #13 2 years ago

    Night Moves Rules! Best Music in Pinball!

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from twitami:

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    Someone is trying to corner the market on Cocktail Pins!

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