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Diamond Plate Playfield list


By PinballAlley

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    I am wondering if there is a data base of all the machines that came with a diamond plate playfield and their numbers?

    #2 3 months ago

    Diner, Early Funhouse, whitewater, roller games, hurricane & im sure some others.

    #3 3 months ago

    All games T2 and after have a clearcoat. Before that, some SYS11 and WPC games from Banzai Run onward had selected playfields clearcoated.

    #4 3 months ago

    I had a FishTales that had a Diamond Plate pf

    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vabeachrunner4:

    I had a FishTales that had a Diamond Plate pf

    All FT are DP'ed.

    #6 3 months ago

    I had a Dr. Dude and a Riverboat Gambler with a factory Diamond Plate playfield. Most of the run did not.

    #7 3 months ago

    Hs maybe?

    #8 3 months ago

    getaway has it

    #9 3 months ago

    What about Data East? When did they start clear coating playfields?

    Gottlieb ever do clear coats?

    #10 3 months ago

    Some Whirlwinds.

    #11 3 months ago
    Quoted from crujones4life:

    Gottlieb ever do clear coats?

    No. All Gottlieb playfields from the late 1970s to their end in 1996 were made by ESC. All had a lacquered coating.

    #12 3 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    All games T2 and after have a clearcoat. Before that, some SYS11 and WPC games from Banzai Run onward had selected playfields clearcoated.

    All games from Giligans onward had some sort of clearcoat.

    #13 3 months ago

    Here's some info, based on interviews with people that worked at these companies:
    https://www.flippers.be/pinball_playfields.html

    #14 3 months ago

    For data East their first “stealth coat”. Was on the 1990 Batman game. All DE games after that has this stealthcoat. It did get better with time.
    Stealth coat was good, but not as good as the diamondplate from Williams.

    I have what I think is the one and only Taxi diamondplate.

    #15 3 months ago

    I seem to recall Kryptonite coat also as a name for Data East

    Taken from a 1996 RGP post.

    As did, I thought, several later-model Data East games. A couple
    DE games were advertised with their new "Kryptonite-Kote" ... or
    something like that.

    I heard that all playfields get coated at the same place, so all
    manufacturers should be using similar, if not identical, hardcoats
    on their playfields.

    #16 3 months ago

    I had a Radical diamond plate.

    #18 3 months ago

    I believe banzai run was the first with the experimential xr7 clearcoat which eventually became diamond coat .

    #19 3 months ago

    So essentially every DMD pin made by Bally, Data East, Williams has a clearcoat?

    #20 3 months ago
    Quoted from crujones4life:

    So essentially every DMD pin made by Bally, Data East, Williams has a clearcoat?

    Yes.

    #22 3 months ago
    Quoted from athens95:

    For data East their first “stealth coat”. Was on the 1990 Batman game. All DE games after that has this stealthcoat. It did get better with time.
    Stealth coat was good, but not as good as the diamondplate from Williams.
    I have what I think is the one and only Taxi diamondplate.

    Quoted from chad:

    I seem to recall Kryptonite coat also as a name for Data East
    Taken from a 1996 RGP post.
    As did, I thought, several later-model Data East games. A couple
    DE games were advertised with their new "Kryptonite-Kote" ... or
    something like that.
    I heard that all playfields get coated at the same place, so all
    manufacturers should be using similar, if not identical, hardcoats
    on their playfields.

    For what it's worth, here's the earliest I've seen it referenced (from the PotO flyer).

    "...harder than a diamond..." Oh, Gary:

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    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from humanoid:

    For what it's worth, here's the earliest I've seen it referenced (from the PotO flyer).
    "...harder than a diamond..." Oh, Gary:[quoted image]

    Flippers so strong they can crack nuts .

    #24 3 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Flippers so strong they can crack nuts .

    And playfield plastics!

    #25 3 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Flippers so strong they can crack nuts .

    And cause steel pinballs to dimple Kryptonite™ playfields that are harder than diamonds...

    #27 3 months ago

    This is the actual diamond plate playfield flyer, I believe it's from 1988:

    https://nypinball.com/flyers/diamond-plate-playfields/

    #28 3 months ago

    Please note there were only something like 100 or 200 early Funhouses made with DiamondPlate, but due to an unfortunate decision there are repro FH playfields out there with the DiamondPlate logo, so anyone looking for an original needs to be aware.

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