Quoted from goggleloy:
Just finished my jp with new decals and custom painted
What do you guys think
So, the choice.... Buy inferior colored plastic set and sell off some of my originals. Or wait and hope to score a few originals once people start replacing them...
Quoted from ypurchn:
First in line for your originals.
To be honest, I'll offer up a few once the set arrives late next week but honestly, I don't need the drama of Pinside when selling stuff. I'm not looking to make huge money but if I list a new set of slings for $30 ( at or below eBay SOLD levels ) I'll get ridiculed and lambasted for gouging and ripping people off... don't need it.
Quoted from woody24:
With the color mismatch, it'd be smarter to do them all.
Just got my set in the mail. Initial inspection, they look good. I don't know if I'd be able to tell a difference after they've been installed for a while. The blues do look darker, but seem closer to the color of the playfield. And actually, I kinda hope it dims the lights a bit, to give it more of an old incandescent look. Even though I replaced all my bulbs with Retro Warm-White, it lit the whole playfield up by 2-3x brighter.
But I'm in no rush to place my current plastic. I'm going to wait another year when I do another teardown, and complete cleaning of the machine again. At that time I'll replace the plastic. And no, I probably won't be selling my old ones.
That's what I'm going to do. Ordered the set and will replace them all.
Listed a bunch of plastics on Ebay, all with best offer and for any Pinsider, Im flexible. Just send me an offer and mention your a Pinside member.
Keep in mind, these are coming from Canada, shipping is stupid expensive, unless it will fit a regular white envelope.
I have others I will try to list today as well.
Edit: I have a few plastics that are broken. If they would be an upgrade for you, just pay shipping and they are yours.
My game is back up and running, still waiting for a few more items but can finally enjoy it!
I do have a question though, is it just me, or does this game have the worst reflection from the backglass and dmd, you have ever seen??
Its so bad I had to place a light directly above it, so I could remove the reflection and actually see the ball.
For sure that's an easy fix but its the back glass glare as well, I cant believe how bad it is.
Quoted from woody24:
When I got my game, it had a number of missing bulbs from the head. I was going to replace them, until I realized the backglass was still nicely lit, but dimmer as that it didn't cause as bad of reflection.
Try pulling out a few random bulbs.
Thanks! I'll give that a try.
Quoted from rviguet:
In getting ready to go pick up our new GB premium yesterday, my wife and I turned on our pinball machines to play them for the first time in a few months (we have been playing machines on location, but have not been playing our machines). We realized that we were both playing JP more than anything else and it is really our favorite of everything we have. It is not that we don't like the other machines, but for some reason we both always come back to JP. JP is the first machine I bought in my modern collection (I had an EM collection for years that I had to sell when we moved to Dallas). I bought it 14 years ago and we still love it. I thought that was interesting considering most think of it as a "B" title.
I have modded my JP pretty significantly with the new T-Rex, the opening park gates, lighted backboard, lighted banner plastic, scoop light mod, Jeep with flashers, East Dock sign, and PinSound board. The one thing it really needs is a color DMD. I have the LED color DMD for my DESW and really like it, but there isn't one available for JP yet. Does anyone know the reason that Color DMD hasn't made a package for JP yet?
That T-rex is fantastic! Who makes those?
Quoted from winteriscoming:
Thanks for posting! They look good in your pics. I will guess it comes down to replacing them all and not mixing old and new.
Is the higher opacity an issue, in your opinion?
I replaced all of mine and they look great. If you didnt know they were supposed to be lighter, you would never know. I left my back piece as well as the other user, as I think it brightens up the game better with the added light mod.
Any idea why the back glass glare is so bad?? I mean every JP I see is brutal! Why is that? I don't have that problem with any other machine. I'm hoping that adding some extra lighting to the back side ( when dinosaurs ruled the earth ) will help but even with the game turned off, it has a HORRIBLE reflection on the playfield.
Just installed my topper and love it! Removed all the domes/lights on top of the back box and taped up the holes.
Only one thing left to figure out.... The power shed lights don't work.... anything common I should check? I can't see any issues.
Quoted from Sciddleybop1980:
Topper looks awesome. Where did you get it from?
As for the power shed lights, first of all, do an all lamps check in diagnostics. I find they don't generally come on during attract, I thought the same with mine.
Failing that check the quick connectors on the back of the sockets or the connector under the pf.
Topper is from Tilt Toppers and looks amazing! Thanks for the tip for the lights, Ill update after I get a chance to check that all out.
Mine came with the hex spacer installed. It does kinda seem redundant but I left it installed.
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