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(Topic ID: 148299)

Filling worn out holes in playfield and plastic ramps


By mgpasman

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Taxman
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    #1 4 years ago

    Are there any tricks in filling worn out holes? When dismantling a playfield, I always encounter worn out holes, and replacing the screw with a bigger one is not always an option. Recently, I just used a lego bush (https://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=4265c#T=S&O={}) to act as a nut, but I am not really convinced this is how pro's do it .

    #2 4 years ago

    Toothpicks and some glue...

    #3 4 years ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    Toothpicks and some glue...

    Toothpicks might work for the playfield, but how to touch up holes in ramps (e.g. to mount switches or wiregates)?

    #4 4 years ago
    Quoted from mgpasman:

    Toothpicks might work for the playfield, but how to touch up holes in ramps (e.g. to mount switches or wiregates)?

    On those, you can use a hex head machine screw and lock nut instead of a sheet metal screw.

    #5 4 years ago

    Agreed, toothpicks, matchstick and I have kabob skewers for the playfield.

    Also with ramps every case is different, but washers are helpful.

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