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Diamond Plate Playfield list

By PinballAlley

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

    #3 1 year 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 1 year ago

    I had a FishTales that had a Diamond Plate pf

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vabeachrunner4:

    I had a FishTales that had a Diamond Plate pf

    All FT are DP'ed.

    #6 1 year ago

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

    #7 1 year ago

    Hs maybe?

    #8 1 year ago

    getaway has it

    #9 1 year ago

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

    Gottlieb ever do clear coats?

    #10 1 year ago

    Some Whirlwinds.

    #11 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

    #14 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

    I had a Radical diamond plate.

    #18 1 year ago

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

    #19 1 year ago

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

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from crujones4life:

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

    Yes.

    #22 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Flippers so strong they can crack nuts .

    And playfield plastics!

    #25 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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

    #28 1 year 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.

    5 months later
    #29 9 months ago
    Quoted from athens95:

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

    No, I have one. And Chris Bucci has one. I think there may be as few as five of them though, that were at expo 88’

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    #30 15 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    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.

    I know this post is a year old... but... are there more details to share on how to determine what is an original FH playfield with Diamond Plate and what would be a repro that says Diamond Plate? Something written or stamped on it that tells you what it is? Underneath maybe? Thx.

    #31 15 days ago

    Adding to the original post subject, my Party Zone is also a Diamond Plate playfield. Same for the Getaway that was already mentioned. So Funhouse, Getaway and Party Zone Diamond Plate playfields in my collection.

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