(Topic ID: 219453)

Flattening warped plastic


By threedprinter

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Please advise on how to flatten warped playfield cover plastics. Heat and pressure? What temps.

Thanks

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#2 1 year ago

Most guys put them between 2 sheets of playfield glass, and place them in the sun for a hour or two.

#3 1 year ago

Here was my resolution: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/getaway-club-dispatch-run-a-make-on-license-plate-kingpin/page/85#post-3476073

However, Vid is the king of all things pinball, so I would definitely try his solution first if you have the materials.

#4 1 year ago

I do the two sheets of glass thing but i use a heat gun instead of the sun.

#5 1 year ago

I just did this 2 days ago . I used two pieces of glass and left them in the sun . It worked like a charm . Flattened them right out .

#6 1 year ago

Here is a link to one of the many, many threads about this topic:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-even-out-a-warped-plastic#post-4411326

#7 1 year ago

Thank you all!

#8 1 year ago

I usually heat it with a hair dryer. Drape a towel over it and then clamp it int the vice to cool.

#9 1 year ago

i take mine to a local pal who has a huge heated print press (at least i think thats what it is) only takes a few minutes in there and they come out nice & flat, really badly warped plastics can be flattened this way too

he could probably explain the process better than me http://www.pookiespinballs.com/

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