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Leg Protectors - Plastic or Felt - What do ya'll recommend?


By PC-Pin-NC

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    I have several machines that need some leg protectors. I think they all have decals on the cabinets. Which type of leg/cabinet protectors do you guys recommend to best protect the cabinet from problems and wear? Advantages/disadvantages of felt vs. plastic vs. something else?

    Thanks!

    #2 5 years ago

    The metal ones from Stern are the best. They space the leg out, and do not extend past the leg, so there will be no wear.
    http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=2711

    #3 5 years ago

    Not felt. The legs wiggle too much with it.

    #4 5 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    The metal ones from Stern are the best. They space the leg out, and do not extend past the leg, so there will be no wear.

    http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=2711

    I would recommend this if your cab corners are not already wrinkled or damaged otherwise I use pincab protectors on all my games.

    #5 5 years ago

    Tried felt - as as already mentioned, too much leg wiggle.

    Pincab protectors all the way for me.

    #6 5 years ago

    Thanks guys! I'm going downstairs to inspect my current wrinklage.

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    #7 3 years ago

    Awhile ago I bought a bunch of PINBALL LIFE felt leg protectors for my pins and the first chance I had to use them was last week when my my first NIB, a NIB MET LED PRO shows up and apparently Stern includes plastic protectors now, which I did not know. Anyway why let my felt go to waste so I used it on top of the Stern Plastic protectors. WOW is FELT useless makes the legs wiggle too much as this thread suggests.

    So is just using the plastic protectors included on MET good enough? What about my other pins will felt be the same, useless?

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from PC-Pin-NC:

    Thanks guys! I'm going downstairs to inspect my current wrinklage.

    it's a fine line. wrinklage vs. wigglage

    #9 3 years ago

    The steel leg protectors are actually best for cabinets with decals in order to avoid wrinkling. For cabinets with screened art, either plastic or felt is fine since there is nothing to wrinkle.

    #10 3 years ago

    I use Felt, when I dont have to cover damage. Sometimes the damage is from plastic.

    I didnt know PBL has felt, so when I looked them up, I can see why "wiggle" is an issue.

    Ive had good luck with these much heavier felt:
    ebay.com link

    Some savings too.

    #11 3 years ago

    Wasn't there some sort of controversy that one kind of these was actually WORSE for the machine?

    #12 3 years ago
    Quoted from Otaku:

    Wasn't there some sort of controversy that one kind of these was actually WORSE for the machine?

    The full size plastic ones can cause damage. Especially with decalled machines, never use them on those. Personally, I wouldn't use them at all (and I don't..)

    For decalled machines, use the metal (or plastic, doesn't matter) stern style ones as ODIN said above. They lift the leg right away from the decal.
    http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=2711

    I have 2mm commercial felt protectors on all my machines, except for the machines that have the Stern style fitted. None of my machines "wiggle". Tighten up your bolts.

    rd

    #13 3 years ago

    I like to use the Stern OEM protectors on all of my games
    http://pinballpro.net/shop/leg-cabinet-protectors/

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    #14 3 years ago

    I do too, but I prefer the original metal ones
    http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=2711
    stern_metal_leg_protectors_(resized).jpg

    #15 3 years ago

    i use a heavier type of felt.... no wiggle here.

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