(Topic ID: 232705)

Is it possible to un-warp a playfield?


By yellowghost

5 months ago



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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by pintechev
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    #1 5 months ago

    Is it possible? Was going to restore old playfield but no point in proceeding if the playfield is warped. It played great when it was installed so not sure if the trim was keeping it straight.

    #2 5 months ago

    You should keep the rails on a playfield so it does NOT warp when not in use.

    #3 5 months ago

    Most playfields will straighten up when rails are installed and the weight of the components pull on it.

    #4 5 months ago

    Yes. I have un warped a playfield.

    #5 5 months ago

    Drop out of "Warp Speed" and go to Impulse Power.

    #6 5 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    You should keep the rails on a playfield so it does NOT warp when not in use.

    The rails were swapped to a new playfield but I suppose I could make new once from stronger wood. Thanks.

    #7 5 months ago
    Quoted from pintechev:

    Most playfields will straighten up when rails are installed and the weight of the components pull on it.

    Thanks. I did not factor that into my thoughts. Alot of weight coming down on that huh?
    Now ..is a warped playfield common? I would like to restore it and sell it.

    #8 5 months ago

    All those parts add up. It’s amazing when I swap a PF and move everything over - it’s not an insignificant amount of weight.

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