(Topic ID: 256524)

Indiana Jones Crush in Playfield

By ChicagoPinReplay

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by herbertbsharp
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#1 2 years ago

Hello everyone and happy Turkey day! While playing my IJ today something which I have never seen before happened. The ball hit the center drop target bank, went airborne, bounced back and landed just near the idol insert. Shortly after it landed I noticed that it appeared to have crushed tha playfield after landing; or took a chunk out of it. Not really sure how or why it happened but it is deep enough to cause worry; other than being cosmetically annoying. When you roll the ball over the area now it is noticeably affected. I am worried through playing it now the spot will grow in size and more playfield artwork will go with it. I included pictures in this post. Any idea how I can fix the cavity in the playfield so no further damage happens? Maybe something that fixes the cosmetic eyesore as well? Still trying to figure out how this happened. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!!

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#2 2 years ago

The shape of that would suggest that it couldn’t have been caused by an airborne pinball. And the fact that it has a discolored “dirty” border around the divot would also suggest that it’s been there for a while (even if you just noticed it).

As for fixing... not sure, but you can put a small piece of Mylar over it to reduce its affect of the ball movement and keep it from getting worse.

#3 2 years ago

I would send Chris (HEP) a picture of that and ask him what to do. He might be able to point you in the right direction. Man, sorry that happened to you.

#4 2 years ago

It looks possibly caused by a screw coming through from under the playfield. Can happen if too long a screw is used. That could have started it then the ball did the final damage that made it noticeable. I would check under playfield in that spot. It may be possible to press the blemish down so its relatively flattened then cover with small Mylar patch.

#5 2 years ago

It can be filled and touched up, but it is time consuming to get the color match right. It probably won't get any worse with home play. And that looks like someone dropped a screwdriver on it a long time ago. I think the airball just drew your eye to it.

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