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Do thin rubbers exist?

By Dinsdale

12 months ago


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#1 12 months ago

Hi all

I'm looking to add three rubbers to my WWF Royal Rumble where a single rubber exists before. This is to represent ring ropes.

I know I'm going to have to get customised 3D printed star posts with 3 grooves.

But... putting regular rubbers in may be a squeeze and May also impact the strength of the sling.

Do thinner rubbers exist? Ideally Titans...?

This may not be the final answer but it's trial and error.

#2 12 months ago

Just put a larger diameter on.

#3 12 months ago
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#4 12 months ago

Yeah I was gonna go with lamb skin but then thought better of it…

#5 12 months ago

I prefer higher sensitivity pinball, just take the rubber off all together.

#6 12 months ago

Scared Stiff enjoys ribbed.

#7 12 months ago

This poor dude is never going to get a straight answer, and somehow thats ok...

#9 12 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

This poor dude is never going to get a straight answer, and somehow thats ok...

You're actually 100% correct on both point points

#10 12 months ago
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#11 12 months ago
Quoted from Dinsdale:

Hi all

I'm looking to add three rubbers to my WWF Royal Rumble where a single rubber exists before. This is to represent ring ropes.

I know I'm going to have to get customised 3D printed star posts with 3 grooves.

But... putting regular rubbers in may be a squeeze and May also impact the strength of the sling.

Do thinner rubbers exist? Ideally Titans...?

This may not be the final answer but it's trial and error

#12 12 months ago

I endorse this product

#13 12 months ago

Go to a hardware store or and hyd hose place and you should be able to get seals that could be used for what you want. Looking oring-seals that are used for resealing cylinders or matting block.

#14 12 months ago

I'm just glad I didn't name the thread about O-Rings.

#15 12 months ago
Quoted from codered9394:

Go to a hardware store or and hyd hose place and you should be able to get seals that could be used for what you want. Looking oring-seals that are used for resealing cylinders or matting block.

Thanks, I've actually been looking online for non-pinball silicone o-rings so will try that.

#16 12 months ago
Quoted from Dinsdale:

I'm just glad I didn't name the thread about O-Rings.

Someone coming in here may blow a gasket with all the Tomfoolery.

#17 12 months ago
Quoted from Dinsdale:

Thanks, I've actually been looking online for non-pinball silicone o-rings so will try that

Captain O-Ring - Replacement 151122 O-Rings Compatible with Pentair Pentek Big Blue Water Filters OEM Size ORing Buna-N (3 Pack) https://a.co/d/0REokFo

#18 12 months ago

Does ribbing make a difference in performance?

#19 12 months ago

If your talking pinball rubbers use a smaller ring and by being stretched more they get thinner

#20 12 months ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

This poor dude is never going to get a straight answer, and somehow thats ok...

Dinsdale Welcome to Pinside and thank you for an entertaining thread.

LTG : )

#21 12 months ago

Let's ASSume you want the "look" of boxing ring ropes. I'd skip a star post. If you used a modified star post I think that the
bottom rubber would hit the ball first middle second and top third. On it's rebound chances are it will become an air ball.
Just a guess.

#22 12 months ago
Quoted from FlippyD:

I prefer higher sensitivity pinball, just take the rubber off all together.

I concur. Have that post go rawdog.

#23 12 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

I concur. Rawdog that post.

Just make sure to check your balls often for irregularities

#24 12 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Dinsdale Welcome to Pinside and thank you for an entertaining thread.
LTG : )

And a great user name.

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#25 12 months ago

I don't think they exist as a pinball part, but you could use an O-ring that is intended for automotive use. The O-ring used on the oil filter canisters of German vehicles come to mind. Smaller diameter than pinball rubber rings and various sizes available .

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#26 11 months ago

Great replies, think I'll have to buy from a few different sources to get it right.

Quoted from Seamlesswall:

Let's ASSume you want the "look" of boxing ring ropes. I'd skip a star post. If you used a modified star post I think that the
bottom rubber would hit the ball first middle second and top third. On it's rebound chances are it will become an air ball.
Just a guess.

Yes, this is one of the potential concerns I have too. Though, unfortunately there's only one way of knowing for sure.

#27 11 months ago

I know that in the past I've had some white rubber rings on a game or two, rings that I had purchased new years and years ago that actually *were* very noticeably skinnier than standard white rubber rings. (They all eventually got worn out and tossed.) Haven't seen skinnier ones like that for sale anymore though. I figure that back then they were probably lower priced "economy"-type rubber rings.

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