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By Russell

2 years ago

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#39 2 years ago
Quoted from Bwilson:

I think the difference is that the veneer used on the older playfields is thicker and harder. The Stern pfs are much softer...
CPR even says they use a 25% thicker veneer than Stern...
Added a few pics of my WCS'94 this game is air ball city (spent most of its life on route) and the damn thing hardly looks like it ever took a dimple. There is no way in hell my GB pf will ever look this smooth after dimpling.

You can see the dimples on your WCS everywhere especially where there is glare, just not as pronounced as newer games as there are millions of dimples on your WCS .. as you said it was on route.

I'm the second owner of my MET prem it had dimples when i bought it, now after lots of plays you barely notice them as there is so many.

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#41 2 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

There is no debate.
A debate would imply that there are two schools of informed thought.
All Hard Maple playfields will develop dimples the moment they are played.
It does not matter if they are clearcoated or not.
It does not matter if they are from the 1950s or 2017.
It does not matter if they have a matte coating, or a polished mirror coating.
It does not matter if the topcoat is silkscreened on (like games from the 1950-80s)
It does not matter if the topcoat is sprayed on (like 1990-17s)
All Hard Maple wood is the same hardness (within a tested 7% variance of the Janka standard).
Only nubies and trolls post about playfield dimples on Pinside.

I fully agree but have a question, if a piece of plywood for a playfield was put in a industrial press and squished down till it had a harder surface before it was printed on would it still dimple?

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