(Topic ID: 4309)

LOTR - Mylar on Ring Radar

By judremy

8 years ago

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#1 8 years ago

Does anyone else have mylar covering the lower half of the ring radar? It seems the previous owner may have put this because the insert may not be leveled correctly. Is it safe to remove using the freeze spray method?


#2 8 years ago

I don't think you'll need freeze spray with a game this young and with the coatings used nowadays. Should be easy enough to carefully pull it. You could also use something like goo-gone to help dissolve the glue.

#3 8 years ago

Is there anything simple I can do about the insert not being level?

#4 8 years ago

I have seen another pinside member use a hair dryer to slightly heat uneven inserts, but that could be a bit risky, and I've never done it myself. They were working on a Whirlwind.

I wouldn't want to use much heat, and not for very long to see if you can get the insert to sit down, but again as Robin says this is a relatively newer game than Whirlwind.

Possibly someone else can confirm/deny this.

#5 8 years ago

I think the insert is sunken in a bit, not actually raised up.

#6 8 years ago

Well I removed the mylar and noticed that the insert was not flush, it was sunken on the bottom side. This is why they put the mylar on there. My friend & I raised it level and used some water-based glue to lock it in place. We then also used the glue on top to fill in the gap that was there from it getting knocked around a bit. Some cleanup under the insert to remove the black gunk and we are all set to go.

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