As promised in another thread, here is a install and review of the new 0.5mm protectors from www.playfield-protectors.com
Years ago, when these protectors were first announced, I was sceptical. What's the point of those? In 2013, I visited a large collection in Germany with 300 machines, and I was amazed by the clear coat finish he had on some of his machines. They looked like liquid glass. Turns out they had the lexan protectors fitted, and his machines were the test beds for them. My opinion was turned around.
I finally got around to ordering 3x protectors for my older machines. I chose pins that had sunken or dished inserts, as this is where I see the protectors having great value.
Case in point, my Firepower. Very good condition except for the dished inserts. From my point of view, it's not worth paying $1200 USD for a repro playfield (if you can find one..) and shipping it to NZ. That's like $2000 NZD for the playfield, (let alone fitting it) and the whole machine isn't worth much more than that. So we will fit the protector to this machine in this thread.
The protectors arrived packed flat in sturdy cardboard packaging.