(Topic ID: 192554)

How to fix a sunken insert.

By Yeastlord

4 years ago



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

I have three inserts on my Pink Panther that have a sunken side. They don't appear to be cupped at all. How can/should push them up to level? Is there a guide for doing this?

Thanks

#2 4 years ago

I'm not an expert on inserts but I suggest looking at youtube, very useful videos there like this one:

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

I'm not an expert on inserts but I suggest looking at youtube, very useful videos there like this one: » YouTube video

I have been watching youtube vids (including this one) It really only deals with cupped inserts and sanding them flat.

Thanks for the suggestion.

#4 4 years ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-ultimate-playfield-restoration#post-547755

There's some steps that don't apply in your case, but Vid's guide should give you what you need.

#5 4 years ago

Im needing to fix cupped inserts and lower raised inserts.

I have fixed lightly cupped inserts with a self leveling clear coat, Everbrite,

I found a self leveling, evaporating coating less "risky" than over filling, or other concerns.
It takes twice the amount of "coats", but Ive been pleased with the results in a home use environment.

I cant imagine popping 20 inserts out of a playfield, unless it was a full tear down was in my plans.

For lowering, seeing the heat gun gives me hope.

I think Vids guides reflect the best, most professional way to do so, I guess Im a bit of a hack.

I should be doing it in a few weeks to share.

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