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Filling a dent in playfield

By Jmckune

35 days ago

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#1 35 days ago

My Bride of Pinbot has a dent in the playfield underneath the heartbeat ramp drop that sometimes causes the ball to get trapped. It’s not all the time and never if it comes down the inlane but it happens enough to be annoying. What’s the best course of action to correct this beyond a playfield swap as that’s not in my budget.

#3 35 days ago

A pic of the area would be helpful....

However, without that, if the paint is still intact I'd get that playfield 100% level in all directions and would fill that divot/dent with clearcoat applied with a dropper, similar to how a cupped insert can be fixed.

If there is paint/artwork damage, a light application of bondo followed by some light small area sanding and touchup paint.

Check out vid's playfield restoration thread, 100's of great examples and ideas in it.

#4 35 days ago

any pics ?

#5 35 days ago

I have used epoxy or triple-thick polyurethane to fix similar playfield wear: epoxy for bigger work, the polyurethane for more precise.

#6 35 days ago

I use layered round vinyl decal disk to fill in cupped inserts on old EMs. They are different diameters and they go smaller to larger completely leveling out the insert. Would be a quick easy fix.

#7 35 days ago

I can get a picture. It doesn’t Look much worse than any other bride I’ve seen. The artwork is chipped off in that area. Surprisingly, the pop bumper area has basically no wear as that’s one of the few areas of the playfield mine had Mylar on it

#8 35 days ago

I had a bad trail mark in my lotr from a screw dragging on balrog. used plastic wood to fill it up, then just sanded smooth. worked/held up great and that's 4 yrs ago.

#9 35 days ago

Is there a playfield protector for this game?

#10 35 days ago

Here is the photo. Poor planked playfield. Got it looking as decent as I could by wiping it off really good and waxing but that doesn’t fill the cracks in the paint. At least it’s not “severe planking” where wood cracked too.

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#11 35 days ago

Even though it’s planked, it cleaned up pretty good. Could be much worse

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#12 35 days ago

I would try as best I could to color match the paint in that area, and put it in thick or a few coats until it was more level then spray a little topcoat like polycrylic over it.

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