(Topic ID: 181987)

Hardtop Playfield New Product Announcement .. Poll Included


By Outsidedge

2 years ago



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“If you plan to buy a Hardtop, please select from the 3 titles below.”

  • Space Shuttle 127 votes
    48%
  • Pharaoh 32 votes
    12%
  • Comet 50 votes
    19%
  • Future Spa 36 votes
    14%
  • Wizard 17 votes
    6%

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#551 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Please do not try to clearcoat a hardtop. They are not designed to be clear coated. It is a poly carbonate with a special coating on top to help the playfield resist wear.

I am not planning on clearing the hardtop, but the sanded play field.

#552 1 year ago
Quoted from desertT1:

I am not planning on clearing the hardtop, but the sanded play field.

http://www.pinballgifts.com/hardtop-technical-information.html
read this : hardtop technical info.

#553 1 year ago

My apologies , I should have read back a few. I remember having a discussion with someone earlier who wanted to clear overs hardtop and I thought we were going down that road again.

When you sand down the playfield you have two options in preparing the inserts. You want them to look clear befor applying the hardtop. You can polish them with high grit sandpaper or you can use a form of clearcoat. The second option is easier but puts a new variable in the equation.

#554 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

The second option is easier but puts a new variable in the equation.

can you explain? pros and cons sand insert vs. clearing insert. thanks.

#555 1 year ago
Quoted from freddy:

can you explain? pros and cons sand insert vs. clearing insert. thanks.

Sanding the inserts down to a high-grade polish to make them look like glass is a bit more work. Pro to that is no other chemicals have been introduced between the hardtop and the playfield. The con to that is the amount of work. The pro to clearing the insert is less work is involve. You do not have to sand them down as much. Also by clearing the inserts you're helping to seal the edges and keep dust from coming up between the insert and the hardtop. The only con that I know of is any concerns about outgassing.

#556 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Sanding the inserts down to a high-grade polish to make them look like glass is a bit more work. Pro to that is no other chemicals have been introduced between the hardtop and the playfield. The con to that is the amount of work. The pro to clearing the insert is less work is involve. You do not have to sand them down as much. Also by clearing the inserts you're helping to seal the edges and keep dust from coming up between the insert and the hardtop. The only con that I know of is any concerns about outgassing.

thanks for your reply I've restored many a muscle car and know the work involved wet sanding between coats. i also know the results it can bring. i feel those that haven't sanded before don't understand how you can polish by sanding. i felt response from someone who has installed a hardtop would be best and I am glad you explained it well.

#557 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Also by clearing the inserts you're helping to seal the edges

This was my thought to clearing the entire playfield on the Space Shuttle. The playfield was so borderline (we had to inject the ends with glue and clamp to stop delamination from water damage) that I wanted it sealed up.

6 months in and still looking like a new playfield.

#558 1 year ago

Do we have a definite on which game will be done next?

#559 1 year ago
Quoted from seshpilot:

Also, Fireball EM is a game that always has blown out pfs and will probably never be reproduced due to the curvature in the wood

Fireball EM, Fireball Classic and Cybernaut are all conventional, flat playfields.

You cut the shipping notch, and screw in the metal bracket that raises the ramp from the field.

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#560 1 year ago

I really wish Haunted House could be done !!

#561 1 year ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

I really wish Haunted House could be done !!

That makes a few of us.. Let's hope!

#562 1 year ago

Is the Frontier getting close?

#563 1 year ago
Quoted from jjoravec:

Is the Frontier getting close?

Yes, I am just finishing up the prototype for outside edge. I would imagine they will release it in a week.

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#564 1 year ago

Solar Fire Please!!!

#566 1 year ago

Patiently waiting for Black Knight. Okay, maybe not patiently. My money is burning a hole in my pocket. This is what I have to work with. Beyond saving if you ask me and the top playfield isn't much better. What would be nice is if someone posted some pictures of the work in progress on the BK hardtop!

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#567 1 year ago

That play field is beautiful Dude. That patina is superb and tells a fantastic story. PURE ART!

#568 1 year ago

A little wax and it should be as good as new !!

#569 1 year ago

Excellent candidate for a PF protector.

#570 1 year ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

That play field is beautiful Dude. That patina is superb and tells a fantastic story. PURE ART!

LOL! Whenever I start talking about restoration with a buddy of mine he always asks about leaving in the patina. “Man... the patina is what makes it rad, you can see what it went through yet here it is working perfectly!”

#571 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Yes, I am just finishing up the prototype for outside edge. I would imagine they will release it in a week.

Awesome can't wait. hope they post them soon.

#572 1 year ago
Quoted from merccat:

LOL! Whenever I start talking about restoration with a buddy of mine he always asks about leaving in the patina. “Man... the patina is what makes it rad, you can see what it went through yet here it is working perfectly!”

I have a friend that says the exact same thing!

My reply is that I want it the way the designer intended it brand new from the factory :p

#573 1 year ago
Quoted from merccat:

you can see what it went through yet here it is working perfectly!

Yeah, just let a ball roll down the playfield slowly and watch how it wanders. Working perfectly my ass!

Quoted from SUPERBEE:

A little wax and it should be as good as new !!

That and a few touch ups and it will play like your old Space Shuttle!

Can I pre-pay for a hardtop while I wait???!!! I might just start the tear down and the sanding now...

#574 1 year ago

Since CPR is being pretty slow with the new Paragon and Space Invaders playfields you could probably get a lot of people interested in hardtops by beating them to the punch! Not that my recent pickup of a paragon with a worn/planked playfield has anything to do with this post.

#575 1 year ago

Wait they are going to make Black Knight Hard Top as well? When was this confirmed?

#576 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

That and a few touch ups and it will play like your old Space Shuttle!

For sure ! Any idea where the ole girl is nowadays ? I think its moved around some over the last year.

#577 1 year ago

I would like a High Speed please!

#578 1 year ago

I also have 2 Silverball Mania that could use one.

#579 1 year ago
Quoted from darcangeloel:

Wait they are going to make Black Knight Hard Top as well? When was this confirmed?

Can anyone confirm this?

#580 1 year ago
Quoted from darcangeloel:

Can anyone confirm this?

Black knight is almost ready.

#581 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Black knight is almost ready.

All yeah! Is there a wait list or anything?

#582 1 year ago
Quoted from darcangeloel:

All yeah! Is there a wait list or anything?

No wait list .Outsidedge will announce its availability as soon as it is successfully prototyped.

#583 1 year ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

I think its moved around some over the last year.

It almost ended up at my house but we were haggling over less than $100. So I told him to keep it. He hasn't sold it so I still get to play it when I go over to his house!

#584 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Black knight is almost ready.

Are we close enough that I can start my tear down or should I wait a bit and play it a few more times...?

#585 1 year ago

Is there a current list of “in work” or “next up”?

#586 1 year ago

I would also be interested in a "work in progress" or in queue list. I would kick myself for passing on a roached project when it could be restored in the near future.
Thank you for making these available!!!

#587 1 year ago

has anyone in Ontario Canada bought one of these babies?
Interested to know the shipping/duty/brokerage/tax on tax on tax fees?
Might have to drive to border and broker myself..

#588 1 year ago

I take heavy metal meltdown

#589 1 year ago
Quoted from tominator:

has anyone in Ontario Canada bought one of these babies?

I've asked for shipping charges. The say $30 to $40. Who knows what our friends at Canada Customs will ding us as it comes across the border. I'm waiting on a Black Knight. If you happen to order something and get it before I do, let me know how you make out.

Thanks!

#590 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

Are we close enough that I can start my tear down or should I wait a bit and play it a few more times...?

Play it another week or two.

#591 1 year ago

I'd be in for a black knight as well. Please let me know when they're available. Thanks.

#592 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

It almost ended up at my house but we were haggling over less than $100. So I told him to keep it. He hasn't sold it so I still get to play it when I go over to his house!

I can only imagine what he is trying to get for it ! lol Did he ever figure out the issue it was having ? (you meantioned something a while back).

#593 1 year ago

Do you know if you will ever get the ok to produce Gottlieb games ? Cough...Haunted House...Cough...

#594 1 year ago

Sorry guys, off topic...

Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Did he ever figure out the issue it was having ?

Can't figure it out. It's up for sale again even though I'm not sure if he is serious. The saga continues...

#595 1 year ago

I don’t know is if it’s been mentioned yet but is Cyclone on the list of Hardtops to be produced?

#596 1 year ago
Quoted from Andyzola87:

I don’t know is if it’s been mentioned yet but is Cyclone on the list of Hardtops to be produced?

CPR did Cyclone. They're still available.

#597 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

The saga continues...

Yes it does lol

#598 1 year ago

A friend told me thy High Speed was being made. Is this true, or just wishful thinking?

#599 1 year ago
Quoted from kermit24:

A friend told me thy High Speed was being made. Is this true, or just wishful thinking?

It is true that it will be made. Not sure what is currently in progress though.

#600 1 year ago

Any recent news on a Flash Gordon hardtop?

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