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#301 15 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Pics?

When I put them on I'll see how my pictures turn out.

#302 14 days ago

Mine showed up today to California as well. 28 days door to door---wow! Customs sucks!

Here is the pic of mine layed on my apron right out of the box. Still need to do some trimming and fitting on it but looks great. Thanks Ninja, a great mod for the games!

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#303 14 days ago
Quoted from Fourbyracer:

Mine showed up today to California as well. 28 days door to door---wow!

USPS delivers on Sunday.

#304 13 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

USPS delivers on Sunday.

We have community secure boxes that they put packages in and then leave a key to the box in our mailbox. Works great. I got home from a trip on Sunday morning to find it had been delivered apparently Saturday because it wasn't there Friday.

#305 13 days ago
Quoted from Fourbyracer:

We have community secure boxes that they put packages in and then leave a key to the box in our mailbox. Works great. I got home from a trip on Sunday morning to find it had been delivered apparently Saturday because it wasn't there Friday.

I see.

#306 13 days ago

Hey congrats Bill on finally getting this up and going!

Now where's Funhouse? The mechanical boy needs his own apron.

Looking forward to seeing what's next.

#307 10 days ago

Hey Bill, I was wondering if you had the chance to check on the CftBL and TotAN apron magnets measurements.... I want to place an order for these two, but first I'd like to be sure that they will fit perfectly...

#308 10 days ago

Gilligan' Island??? I thought you had this one done?
Request for Toton, Vector, Big Guns, Who Dunnit?, Addams Family.

Indiana Jones (Bally/Williams) might look good if done right.

#309 10 days ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

Hey Bill, I was wondering if you had the chance to check on the CftBL and TotAN apron magnets measurements.... I want to place an order for these two, but first I'd like to be sure that they will fit perfectly...

Not yet. I don't have access to the machines to confirm the measures at the moment. I'm working on it.

Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Gilligan' Island???

Good things come to those who wait. No seriously, its 80% finished. We just never got around to finishing it. It will be one of the next 2 designs I release.

#310 10 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Request for Toton, Vector, Big Guns, Who Dunnit?, Addams Family.
Indiana Jones (Bally/Williams)

We already have a Tales of the Arabian Nights and Addams. I haven't shared Addams yet as i'm not in love with the design. It needs some reworking.

#312 10 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

We already have a Tales of the Arabian Nights and Addams. I haven't shared Addams yet as i'm not in love with the design. It needs some reworking.

TAF would be so cool!

#313 10 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Not yet. I don't have access to the machines to confirm the measures at the moment. I'm working on it.

OK, we'll wait

I took a look at some Shadow pics on the web and my guess is that its apron is really different.... On TotAN and CftBL I'm pretty sure the right sides are just like the left sides (just like WW and BoP here)... Oh and the shooter lanes are also the same regular ones...

#314 9 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Is that a system11 apron?

Williams wpc

#315 9 days ago

Got a few decent pics of Fish Tales.

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#316 9 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Got a few decent pics of Fish Tales.

Your game looks great. Is that a 3d tl?

#317 9 days ago

Thanks, it is the 3D translite!
Has ColorDMD.
Led's everywhere, except a few accents.
Bills apron MOD. There's a Monster fish there.
Going to add the lighted speaker panel, whenever it gets done/becomes available.
Leg light ups by summer, humm, I know that guy. Going to make a templet and get the lighted shooter housing done to.
Everything just takes time and money.

#318 9 days ago

Keeping fingers crossed for Fire
Vector might be cool too

#319 9 days ago

they all blend in so well with the playfield art, especially getaway and whitewater

#320 9 days ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

they all blend in so well with the playfield art, especially getaway and whitewater

That is the trick.

#321 8 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Who Dunnit?

yes, Yes, YES another vote for this and mentioning again just how bland the speaker panel is on this machine, needs some lovin'

#322 3 days ago

Hey guys here's an FYI. DO NOT....I repeat DO NOT put any kind of tape on these. I thought my BoP magnet had a laminate over it so I put a piece of painters tape on it for a measurement and the tape pulled the printing off. I'm getting my HS2 laminated. Live and learn.

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#323 3 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Hey guys here's an FYI. DO NOT....I repeat DO NOT put any kind of tape on these. I thought my BoP magnet had a laminate over it so I put a piece of painters tape on it for a measurement and the tape pulled the printing off. I'm getting my HS2 laminated. Live and learn.

Oh no! So sorry to hear this. What a bummer. Thanks for warning us though!

#324 3 days ago
Quoted from jsa:

Oh no! So sorry to hear this. What a bummer. Thanks for warning us though!

Thanks, hopefully some good came out of my misfortune.

#325 3 days ago

Thanks Paul-that is good Heads up to the group. I posted pictures of Fish Tales above. My playfield is so shiny the matt look of magnet apron needs a shine. I like the idea of laminating it. Please update when you do it.

#326 3 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Thanks Paul-that is good Heads up to the group. I posted pictures of Fish Tales above. My playfield is so shiny the matt look of magnet apron needs a shine. I like the idea of laminating it. Please update when you do it.

Since the print doesn't adhere well to the magnet material my concern is that a laminate will act like a big piece of tape and pull all the printing off of the surface. Since my BoP apron is messed up I'll use that one as a test subject. Now to find the time to get it to the sign shop I use.

#327 3 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Since the print doesn't adhere well to the magnet material

Paul-I have a similar piece of material I was going to test a spray clear on. I'll update in couple days.

#328 3 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Paul-I have a similar piece of material I was going to test a spray clear on. I'll update in couple days.

I hope the print doesn't run. I wish Bill would chime in on what the best solution would be..

#329 2 days ago

Paul, I got you covered. I'll get a replacement out in the mail tomorrow when I ship some other orders.

Originally, I wanted to go with laminated magnets. The original batch of prototype magnets are all art printed on vinyl decal laminated to magnet stock with high gloss 3M clear laminate on top to protect the art. Not going to lie, I really liked them. They were cheaper then my current magnets to produce, I got them locally rather then outsourcing, and the gloss really made them pop. The first order I received of multiple laminated magnets I noticed that the magnets had some scratches on them when I opened up the package. After talking to my printer he said to use a heat gun to get rid of them and that the high gloss laminate is susepatble to scratching. Only problem with heating the magnet with a heat gun is it causing the magnet to warp and curl at the edges. This doesn't happen instantly, over a period of months they will start warping and curling. All the magnets I used a heat gun on curled. I then tested some laminated magnets with a microfiber cloth and simply ran the cloth across the surface. This also caused scratching and swirling with very light wiping. My main concern was shipping and handling these without them getting to you guys with a bunch of scratches on them.

Thats when I started looking at direct print. They were much more durable, wipeable, handleable with out scratching, and I personally think look better. Once I seen the issue Paul was having, I grabbed a magnet and stuck a long piece of painters tape to it. I really finger banged it on there. I rubbed the tape on as good as I could. I tore one half off really fast and slowly tore the other half off. My results are in the pics. A very tiny piece of ink along the edge tore off. I think where the magnets are cut, the ink lifts at the edge of the cut just enough for the tape to get hold of and rip off. Any where else other then the edge the tape doesn't not pull off any ink. You couldnt scratch the ink off with your finger if you tried. I think the best thing is to stay away from using the tape when cutting. You can spray some clear on the magnets if you want a more glossy finish but that will make them easier to scratch. I have no problem offering to spray clear urethane on the magnets for a small charge but not sure that is the answer. Anyone else having troubles with there magnets let me know. I'll warranty any issues.

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#330 2 days ago

When is the website going up? it's been searching for Trons some time now.

#331 2 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Paul, I got you covered. I'll get a replacement out in the mail tomorrow when I ship some other orders.
Originally, I wanted to go with laminated magnets. The original batch of prototype magnets are all art printed on vinyl decal laminated to magnet stock with high gloss 3M clear laminate on top to protect the art. Not going to lie, I really liked them. They were cheaper then my current magnets to produce, I got them locally rather then outsourcing, and the gloss really made them pop. The first order I received of multiple laminated magnets I noticed that the magnets had some scratches on them when I opened up the package. After talking to my printer he said to use a heat gun to get rid of them and that the high gloss laminate is susepatble to scratching. Only problem with heating the magnet with a heat gun is it causing the magnet to warp and curl at the edges. This doesn't happen instantly, over a period of months they will start warping and curling. All the magnets I used a heat gun on curled. I then tested some laminated magnets with a microfiber cloth and simply ran the cloth across the surface. This also caused scratching and swirling with very light wiping. My main concern was shipping and handling these without them getting to you guys with a bunch of scratches on them.
Thats when I started looking at direct print. They were much more durable, wipeable, handleable with out scratching, and I personally think look better. Once I seen the issue Paul was having, I grabbed a magnet and stuck a long piece of painters tape to it. I really finger banged it on there. I rubbed the tape on as good as I could. I tore one half off really fast and slowly tore the other half off. My results are in the pics. A very tiny piece of ink along the edge tore off. I think where the magnets are cut, the ink lifts at the edge of the cut just enough for the tape to get hold of and rip off. Any where else other then the edge the tape doesn't not pull off any ink. You couldnt scratch the ink off with your finger if you tried. I think the best thing is to stay away from using the tape when cutting. You can spray some clear on the magnets if you want a more glossy finish but that will make them easier to scratch. I have no problem offering to spray clear urethane on the magnets for a small charge but not sure that is the answer. Anyone else having troubles with there magnets let me know. I'll warranty any issues.

WOW Bill thank you soooo much. You really did some testing and your right I did pull the tape off starting on the edge. So you think a spray clear would be better then a laminate? What spray would you recommend? I've heard spray urethane can yellow over time.

#332 2 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

WOW Bill thank you soooo much. You really did some testing and your right I did pull the tape off starting on the edge. So you think a spray clear would be better then a laminate? What spray would you recommend? I've heard spray urethane can yellow over time.

In a rattle can your options are urethane or lacquer. Urethane is a littler easier to work with but lacquer is probably your best bet. I'm picking up some paint today for an EM cabinet i'm restoring for friend and will see if I can get a couple different products to test out on some magnets and i'll get back to ya. My concern is if the magnet bends too much during handling that the clear finish may crack? I'll work on some test samples and report back.

#333 2 days ago

Solvent based laquer in a rattle can-Test Failed. Ink bubbling

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