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Is this normal wear?

By Yeastlord

4 years ago


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#1 4 years ago

I got this old Pink Panther working and put new rubber on it. I've been playing it for about 2 months and I noticed this is looking really worn. Also it fires super hard. It rockets the ball off that bumper. Second question: should that other thing actually spark when it makes contact? (See pics for details)

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#2 4 years ago

Spark is normal-ish. That wear is weird...

#3 4 years ago

Maybe edges are sharp it fires hard maybe go with one size up on the rubber. But it should not wear like that.

#4 4 years ago

Maybe it's junky rubber? Where did it come from?

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from Yeastlord:

I got this old Pink Panther working and put new rubber on it. I've been playing it for about 2 months and I noticed this is looking really worn. Also it fires super hard. It rockets the ball off that bumper. Second question: should that other thing actually spark when it makes contact? (See pics for details)
Thanks!

Turn your rubbers inside you, you get more use out of them

#6 4 years ago

Looking at the pic I have to think either the rubber is too small and being stretched enough the edges of the kick-out are cutting it or, I thought it might have had a larger (more powerful) coil installed prior to your purchase with the results same as the small rubber.

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#7 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Maybe it's junky rubber? Where did it come from?

It could be. I got this machine very busted from a hoarders garage for $100. The bag of "new" rubber was in the body. I have no idea when he got them so maybe that's it.

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#8 4 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

Looking at the pic I have to think either the rubber is too small and being stretched enough the edges of the kick-out are cutting it or, I thought it might have had a larger (more powerful) coil installed prior to your purchase with the results same as the small rubber.

I'm going to order a new one for the bumper and see if that one lasts longer.

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#9 4 years ago
Quoted from Yeastlord:

The bag of "new" rubber

They look a little old but I didn't want to insult your rubber(?!). Maybe NOS rubber so it's splitting easier.

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from Yeastlord:

I have no idea when he got them so maybe that's it.

It was probably a few years old...

Old rubber tends to be yellowed, and when flexed, shows wrinkles. New rubber will be white and smooth.

#11 4 years ago

Slingshot rubber can wear like that. Just move it about a half inch down the loop and you're good for another couple of months :p

It might have been old, too, it does look like dry rubber.

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from Yeastlord:

I got this old Pink Panther working and put new rubber on it. I've been playing it for about 2 months and I noticed this is looking really worn. Also it fires super hard. It rockets the ball off that bumper. Second question: should that other thing actually spark when it makes contact? (See pics for details)
Thanks!

Looks like either old or crap rubber. Order some from Marco Specialties. They have the best white rubber by far of anywhere I've found. Dunno who or what they sacrificed to get the quality of rubber they sell, but you'll like it, and it will last.

#13 4 years ago

2 issues:

1) "it fires super hard" - as RWH suggests, do you have the proper coil installed there? And it should match the other slingshot coil, which presumably is not firing "super hard"? Proper coil is A-1496 per P.P. manual
example: http://www.pbresource.com/Blackhole.html#coil
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/A-1496

2) rubber wear - covered well above; old (even if previously un-used) rubber is my guess too.

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#14 4 years ago

Good grief, why all the downvotes?

#15 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Good grief, why all the downvotes?

That's how they work sometimes.

#16 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Good grief, why all the downvotes?

Doesn't like help? Not happy with the answers? Who knows?

#17 4 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Doesn't like help? Not happy with the answers? Who knows?

Probably a mistake, give him the benefit of the doubt.

#18 4 years ago

Balanced that out for you

#19 4 years ago

I would be more concerned about the playfeild wear.

#20 4 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Doesn't like help? Not happy with the answers? Who knows?

I am an ass is the actual answer. I thought I was giving everyone up votes. Doh.

Sorry guys!

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