Quoted from RTS:
I didn't change to star posts, I still have the original narrow posts. I read somewhere that the wider star posts were to cover existing damage. Even with a star post, there is a narrow screw inside.
Are you referring to how narrow the neoprene washer is?
March 5 2019[quoted image]
This is the first time I have seen the original sling posts with rubber washers as this size of washer is hard to get in Oz. The smallest we can get are M6 which have around a 13mm outer circumference. These posts have an outer circumference of 10mm. So I had some made up by a place in Melbourne that just punches them out of rubber sheets. I had 10 made up of inner 5mm, outer 10mm, 1.5mm thick. Since I had already converted my slings to dremmelled double stars I put these on places of high visibility like around the star map etc where no rippling was evident. Anywhere else which has rippling I used the larger M6 washers to hide and provide some protection.
With my slings I have no rippling anymore. The large area of pressure exerted by the large base of the double star has pressed down all ripples without creating new ripples on the outside. I have personally gone down a bit tight where the rubber compressed a bit. Just hand tight should be fine. Otherwise the surface of the rubber will cause abrasion as it moves with the slings. You want it to be bedded down. So it looks like a larger hard footprint is required softened by a rubber washer. I think I used m8 washers here. You can see my pictures in the chipping thread.
The star post under the ramp had cut through the clear completely and had bunched up clear both inside and out. I put a m10 washer on that one. That hid the ripple but I cannot put a larger base over it as right next to it is the rollover button and I did not want to affect the ball. I guess I could try a very thin large metal washer.
As stated by Mr Eagle, the miniposts cause so much vibration on the playfield at the top of the lanes. Put rubber under those metal washers. Washers in starmap, washers under black pearl ramp, washers on posts surrounding pop bumpers on right hand side of playfield and I guess the one under the dauntless.
I do find it strange that a person on the wonka thread swears that JJP discussed with him for ages the best course of action to take with his wonka that had rippling. He states that they were very helpful going through it all with him. He said that he was advised to go with the nylon over the neoprene. Whenever any pirates people have tried to discuss with JJP the best course of action and why, we hear crickets.
I would advise against using a hard washer like nylon. Reason: my miniposts had hard steel washers underneath and they rippled. Nylon will do the same. You need a large area with cushioning.