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Is there any downside to playfield protectors?

By beefzap

8 months ago

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    “Is there any downside to playfield protectors?”

    • No Downside, a good investment 50 votes
    • No way, not needed to protect damage and might affect play 61 votes
    • No Opinion 13 votes

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    #24 8 months ago

    Not a fan at all. Better question. Is there any upside to installing a playfield protector?

    Do some of you guys truly think the pinball should never touch the playfield?

    #100 8 months ago
    Quoted from whthrs166:

    Yes lots people do when they see how the balls beat the shit out of these new style PFs

    I hope you don't mean dimples. If some nut job ever looks at my pins and says "Look at the dimples. These are beat to shit." they'll be mocked and 86'd.

    I operate lots of new pins. They get played probably 10x more than pins in a home environment. Normal cleanings and they all look great.

    Just can't wrap my head around dudes who are afraid of the pinball touching the playfield, especially on modern pins with auto clear.

    I can maybe see a use for this product if the inserts are so cupped it affects ball travel, or for dudes who are afraid of dimples, but other than that I'm at a loss.

    #139 8 months ago
    Quoted from ZEN:

    Also, you would NOT purchase a pinball machine you are looking to buy, BECAUSE someone put a playfield protector on it? I have never heard people say this before.

    I would not either. Same goes for Pinstadium. I'd insist that junk gets removed and is not factored into the price.

    And thanks to Levi I have this image in head. Lol.

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