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Help with stripped screw hole in playfield...


By MoSeS_1592

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    I have a Bally Special Force and a Williams Black Knight, on each machine a few of the screw posts that screw directly into the playfield have stripped screw holes and therefore cannot be tightened. What is the proper way to repair this? I attached a picture of the type of screw post I'm referring to.

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    #2 7 months ago

    I break off a wooden match into the whole then screw the screw in.

    #3 7 months ago

    Stick a short piece of toothpick or wooden skewer and some Elmer's glue in the hole, then screw in the post

    #4 7 months ago

    Or if the backside is clear you can get a post that goes through the playfield and has a nut on the back.

    If you plug the hole with wood be sure to glue it in. Screws like that are a common occurrence at my work and if they are not glued in they will not hold long.

    #5 7 months ago

    Piece of wood of your choice + glue of your choice + break/cut off + screw in

    #6 7 months ago

    What they said ^.

    #7 7 months ago

    Thanks for the advice!

    #8 7 months ago

    Tooth picks... glue... and what they said...

    #9 7 months ago

    I recently had a pop bumper mounting hole stripped on my Monte Carlo EM. I considered travish 's recommendation but the nut would have interfered with the pop's center mechanism. I wood-filled the hole, drilled a new pilot hole, and was good to go.

    Quoted from Travish:

    Or if the backside is clear you can get a post that goes through the playfield and has a nut on the back

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

    #10 7 months ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    I recently had a pop bumper mounting hole stripped on my Monte Carlo EM. I considered travish 's recommendation but the nut would have interfered with the pop's center mechanism. I wood-filled the hole, drilled a new pilot hole, and was good to go.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

    Great suggestion - also make sure to use a heavy duty epoxy (like the wood stick stuff) for the filler if it’s a post that gets a lot of hits from the ball.

    #11 7 months ago

    Chop stick works great also.

    #12 7 months ago
    Quoted from Cash_Riprock:

    Chop stick works great also.

    That's what we use at work. Lady always looks at me funny everytime I go and get 4 or 5 sets of chopsticks then eat with a fork.

    #13 7 months ago

    I found that leaving the glue set-up overnight worked best.

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