(Topic ID: 217496)

How to even out a warped plastic?


By swampwiz

1 year ago



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  • 6 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 12 months ago by pinkid
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    #1 1 year ago

    I was able to get a decent set of used plastics that were much better than the ones I had on, Unfortunately, there is a long skinny plastic that is warped. What it the recommended way to fix this? I was thinkink about putting a bunch of cardboard shims under it and then warming it up via a hair dryer.

    #2 1 year ago

    Here is one method with an oven:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-safely-flatten-warped-playfield-plastic

    Here is a video on doing it with a heat gun:

    #3 1 year ago

    Heat gun, Wood, and a clamp or something heavy.

    #5 12 months ago

    I took the glass out of a picture frame and laid the plastic on it. Heated the plastic with a heat gun until it got soft and started to lay flat on its own and then immediately laid the glass from the pin on top of the softened plastic until it cooled (like 15 mins) and they are as flat as a board now. Make a glass-plastic-glass sandwich. Just be careful with the heat and don’t keep it on one spot too long.

    #6 12 months ago

    I've put plastics in between 2 playfield glasses and left them in the sun for a few hours and let them cool that way.

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