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Maffewl's PotC Airball Deflector (for Sneezeguard Removal)

By maffewl

5 years ago


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#51 4 years ago

Still have a few left.

#52 4 years ago

Another happy customer. maffewl 's airball deflector is installed and works like a charm. Thanks for the great mod!

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#53 4 years ago

Simply the best mod there is for a POTC. Had mine on for a few months now and works/looks great.

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#54 4 years ago
Quoted from maffewl:

Still have a few left.

PM Sent

#55 4 years ago

Awesome, reply sent.

#56 4 years ago

Bumping this - I purchased and installed mod almost a year ago (see post on 1st page of this thread), and I have not had one single airball since. Prior to installing, this was an airball machine causing game stoppage as well as a lot of damage to the components in the machine. Just wanted to bump to thanks maffewl again for this awesome quality mod. Every single POTC should have this installed!

#57 4 years ago

PM sent, looks like a really nice mod to get rid of the hideous sneeze guard!

1 month later
#58 4 years ago

Hope all are enjoying their airball free POTC! Topic bump for those who may not know this exists.

#59 4 years ago

Great product, great seller!

#60 4 years ago

Great product, finally had time to install and play. Great seller with great communication.

2 weeks later
#61 4 years ago

Installed. Looks so much better. Took less than an hour total including shield removal

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#62 4 years ago

5 Stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just received ours and I can not be more happy!!!!
The packaging in envelope well done, note on out side of envelope marked fragile do not bend
inside packing again above board on piece of card stock taped down and Popsicle sicks taped to the back for support
And a hand written note saying thank you on it.
Easy install two screws and done!!!
Thank you and great job!!!
Charlie

1 week later
#63 4 years ago

I'll be at SFGE in Atlanta if anyone is interested to save on shipping. Only have 1 left, so if more requested, I'll have more cut. LMK.

2 weeks later
#64 4 years ago

Just had a fresh batch of airball deflectors laser-cut. Send me a PM if interested. Thanks to all!

#65 4 years ago

Great person to deal with - hardest part was getting the plastic coating off

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#66 3 years ago

I received and installed my deflector yesterday. It looks good on the machine, simple & elegant design, nicely done OP.

#67 3 years ago

Loving the comments and pics! Have a few left if anyone else is interested.

1 month later
#68 3 years ago

Did the first shop on my new POTC and this makes it look so much better.

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#69 3 years ago

Maffewl, thanks! It looks great... great price, great product & fast shipping! You are a great resource for pinball

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#70 3 years ago

Bump for anyone interested. Still have a couple left.

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#71 3 years ago

Just installed the ship guard this game should have come with!

Great simple idea, works perfectly, and was packaged quite nicely. Now I can see the pirate ship perfectly, especially the light up cannon fire the mod the former owner installed. Highly recommendable inexpensive mod.

Barely see it during game play. And no air balls!!

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#72 3 years ago

Shipping was fast and quality was top-notch. Installed the airball deflector over the weekend and it makes a huge visual difference. Thanks maffewl for a great product.

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#73 3 years ago

About 10 minutes to install... much better to looking with the sneeze guard removed.

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#74 3 years ago

Thanks Bill. I removed the sneeze guard this evening and installed your protector. I have a clamp (various sizes) to hold the nut while unscrewing the screws from the sneeze guard.

The two posts that the protector needed to connect to also needed to be held in place while unscrewing the screw to place the protector on. Whole process took less than 10 minutes (including photos).

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#75 3 years ago
Quoted from mbelofsky:

Thanks Bill. I removed the sneeze guard this evening and installed your protector. I have a clamp (various sizes) to hold the nut while unscrewing the screws from the sneeze guard.
The two posts that the protector needed to connect to also needed to be held in place while unscrewing the screw to place the protector on. Whole process took less than 10 minutes (including photos).[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Excellent, and great tips!

Thanks everyone for the pics and comments. I love seeing these sneeze guards removed!

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#76 3 years ago

Bump for those interested.

3 months later
#77 3 years ago

Need another one. Are they still available?

#78 3 years ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

Need another one. Are they still available?

Hey arcademojo. I know I've responded to your PM, but wanted to post on here for others that I am picking up a fresh batch of these this week. They are still available for anyone interested.

Thanks again all!

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#79 3 years ago

Just installed my second one. The first one I did for a friends game and finally bought my own POTC. So much nicer then a sneeze guard.

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#81 3 years ago

Hey woody76, I know I've already sent one your way, but wanted to respond here to let others know that they are available.

2 weeks later
#82 2 years ago

Got mine in 2 days after paying and it installs in less than 2 minutes. Took me longer to open the package and remove the clear protective wrap than to install. Works like a champ.

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#83 2 years ago
Quoted from woody76:

Got mine in 2 days after paying and it installs in less than 2 minutes. Took me longer to open the package and remove the clear protective wrap than to install. Works like a champ.

Yeah, that protective cover can kick your ass trying to get it started

2 months later
#84 2 years ago

Finally removed the sneeze guard tonight and installed Maffewl‘s protector. Easy to install, looks factory, great quality product. A must have for any POTC owner!

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#85 2 years ago
Quoted from Grindhouse:

Finally removed the sneeze guard tonight and installed Maffewl‘s protector. Easy to install, looks factory, great quality product. A must have for any POTC owner![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Hey Grindhouse, thanks for the pics and comments. I'm seeing some of the fogginess left behind from the laser cutter around the edges. That should come off with a wet cloth. If you have any issues, please feel free to send me a PM.

#86 2 years ago

I will pile on it's great and a must have addition!

1 month later
#87 2 years ago

I’m very happy to enjoy my potc without the ugly plastic !

William has made a great job with his deflector, it fits perfectly and it is extra easy to install.

Here some pictures of my Potc

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#88 2 years ago

Certainly grateful I found this thread. Ordered Maffewl‘s deflector, shipped quickly, packaged perfectly to prevent breaking, took about 20min to install, pretty easy. Gave it a spin tonight and it certainly tamed the air balls and I really enjoyed the game without the sneeze guard. Definitely a must have item for this game.

3 weeks later
#89 2 years ago

What a great mod! I ordered Maffewl's PotC Airball Deflector and within a day I was provided a photo of my package as a shipping confirmation. The item arrived quickly and was neatly packaged. Installation took only 15 or 20 minutes and best of all I can see my ship without all the plastic in the way. No more flasher and insert reflections like before either. The game looks way better after installing this mod! Thanks William!

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#90 2 years ago

By far one of the easiest and the best mods you can make. Fast shipping and easy install. Visual impact is much greater in person. At first I thought my mint clear shields did not bother me. But now very glad they are gone and my expensive ship is protected.

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#91 2 years ago

Just wondering how this mod protects the ship? Is it that the airballs come off the "Pirate" Green targets back to the flippers and can be launched by the flippers in the air to the ship, like a fly ball in baseball? Does the mod keep the ball on the playfield eliminating the chance for the ball to go up instead of along the playfield?

#92 2 years ago
Quoted from PinsOnly:

Just wondering how this mod protects the ship? Is it that the airballs come off the "Pirate" Green targets back to the flippers and can be launched by the flippers in the air to the ship, like a fly ball in baseball? Does the mod keep the ball on the playfield eliminating the chance for the ball to go up instead of along the playfield?

Close... The main cause for airballs is a ricochet from the green targets coming back towards the JACK ramp. It then catches the ball guide and other green target funky with speed which pops it up in the air and back towards the ship and sails. You nailed it that this mod keeps the ball on the playfield and prevents the ball from getting airborne in the first place.

#93 2 years ago
Quoted from Mahoneyj:

By far one of the easiest and the best mods you can make. Fast shipping and easy install. Visual impact is much greater in person. At first I thought my mint clear shields did not bother me. But now very glad they are gone and my expensive ship is protected.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Great looking machine, love the speaker panels.

#94 2 years ago

Notice: To all that have sent a message wanting to purchase an airball deflector...
1. Thank you so very much for your interest, I greatly appreciate the support.
2. I am currently sold out and am not able to have any more made due to the coronavirus shutdown.

Please keep an eye on this topic as I will post another note when I have more available.

Again, many thanks and apologies for any inconvenience.

#95 2 years ago

I can’t wait to get mine, so I can get rid of that nasty sneeze guard!

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#96 2 years ago

Keeping an eye on this list. I am working on restoring a PoTC and would like to add one of these to it. Damn Coronavirus!

1 week later
#97 2 years ago

Fingers crossed production can resume soon on this

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#98 2 years ago

I just picked up a pirates this past weekend and I am interested as well as soon as these are available.

#99 2 years ago

Still waiting for mine

#100 2 years ago
Quoted from ebrad90:

Fingers crossed production can resume soon on this

Crossing fingers....

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