Its a festivus miracle!
JJP sent replacement cliffies and I got them installed today. I didn't have double sided tape (strong stuff that like mezel mods uses...) so I went ahead and did overlap some mylar. I have noticed balls going in the scoops easier now. I'm not convinced that they won't curl up again (especially phone scoop), but if the phone scoop does, then I'll replace with mantis. After install I can see one corner not 100% flush already.
I can tell you though...that the cliffies are doing their job! I have an April 2018 build date so they were installed from factory and have about 8000 plays on it now. No damage to either scoop.
Anyway...I was having an issue with the phone scoop VUK sending the ball down at a weird angle, sometimes SDTM. I originally thought it was because of the bent cliffy, but after install, it was still doing it. After closer inspection (which I should have done awhile ago), I noticed the VUK was shooting the ball fairly high and it was hitting the right ramp wireframe. I show that the VUK was at default power 17.....changed it to 12 and now its perfect! Feeds to the right bottom flipper just fine and doesn't hit wireframe.
I also adjusted all 3 flippers to be more parallel with the inlane guides, and now my DI feels like a completely different pin! That with the new cliffies, ...shots are easier, scoops are easier to hit, VUK feeds much better, etc. Love it!