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Titan Competition Silicone Rings

By Titan_Pinball

6 years ago


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    #2 6 years ago

    Those look great!

    Any chance of colored translucents in the future?

    #37 6 years ago

    I have more kits to upload, but could not find how to do it either.

    I might have to order some of these new rings and do a review with a bounce test.

    #86 6 years ago
    Quoted from Grinder901:

    It does suck that most manuals are wrong for the games when I comes to rubber sizes because it would be much easier to just buy a kit tailored for each game and buy a few extra as you saw fit. Ah well.

    Many games got additional posts in latter parts of the run, so even if the manual was correct when published, it may have changed as the year went on.

    Many bally manuals skip the small post rubbers altogether.

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    #217 6 years ago

    Hot pink would be great on

    Dolly Parton
    Sexy Girl
    Rollergames
    Disco Fever
    Playboy (all 3 versions)
    Playgirl
    Pokerino

    #219 6 years ago

    Wow, I could never forget Big Dick!

    #289 6 years ago

    Interesting on the slingshots.

    Looking closely, is it a dent, or did material wear away?

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    #373 6 years ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    I just realized that my drop targets on my Big Game are bricking from time to time on using these rubbers. I have them pulled extra tight behind the drops to help prevent, but it doesn't completely eliminate the bricking like when I tried the same tactic with normal rubbers. I will keep tinkering with them, but just wanted to throw that out there.

    Loosen the posts behind the drops.

    Push the posts away from the drops as you tighten them back down.

    That extra 2mm of clearance is all it takes.

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    #574 6 years ago

    Those giant bulk color bags you used to get from Gene for $15 always had a bunch of sizes that most people would never use ( like 5" rings that might only fit a few Gots).... but the price was so good, you did not care about the scrap.

    Titan could maybe do a bulk bag where you order in multiples of 12 for each ring size and when your order hits $100 you get a 40% discount.

    It's got to be worth their while to pick through all those bins.

    2 weeks later
    #640 6 years ago

    Finally, colored rebound rubber!!!!

    #642 6 years ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Yes, but are they ribbed?

    Who cares?

    Women don't play pinball.

    #663 6 years ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    Can more "powder" be added to the GITD rings to get a more reactive ring?

    If they could add some Radium and Zinc Sulfide to the mix, they would glow all on their own.

    #687 6 years ago

    Click this image, save as, print full size (no scaling), read the inside of your ring for it's size

    http://pbresource.com/rubber/rubberchart.jpg

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    #689 6 years ago

    You should send that to Steve!

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    #704 6 years ago

    Hopefully, everyone put in the stock colors in their kits.

    If you don't like the colors, open a second Firefox window and just order the parts in the colors you need them- using the kit as your reference.

    #723 6 years ago
    Quoted from Squeakman:

    He'd make a ton more orders if people would start posting more pictures of finished games.

    Here is a Silverball Mania getting ready for it's GI test.

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    #749 6 years ago
    Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

    Also, I would like to ask permission from everyone to use the pictures that have been posted. I can download and organize them all so they can be added to the ring kit database. Please let me know if this is acceptable.

    You are very welcome to use any of my pics from this thread or the others.

    #751 6 years ago

    These are from Sexy Girl:

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    #752 6 years ago

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    #753 6 years ago

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    #886 6 years ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    I was thinking several colors may look good but maybe not so much unless I change the red posts. Light blue, orange, yellow ??

    Here is SBM with light blue Titans:

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    #935 6 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    I noticed something interesting over the past few months on a route game. It looks like some of the rings are getting a very slight tan color... the location is a bar with typically heavy smoke, but I don't think that's causing it as wiping the rings down with a cloth doesn't do anything and there is a game next to it that still has pure white rings. Can silicone react to UV? I have two different types of LEDs from different brands between the two machines. I definitely think it's something environmental though as the non-exposed sides of the rings are still white. This is not a problem for me at all, it's barely noticeable if you ask me. Just curious about possible causes.

    Did you try wiping them with Naphtha ?

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    #1114 5 years ago

    I've had them on a few routed games that I service for months and no broken rings yet.

    So far, so very good.

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    #1336 5 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    Who has been the best brand for standard rubber?

    PBR seems to be the most consistently good standard rubber.

    Happ is another good choice.

    2 weeks later
    #1347 5 years ago

    Rapid temp change is bad for everything on a pin.

    Playfields plank, backglasses peel, cabs spider....

    Never keep a pin in an unheated garage.

    Use a reptile heating pad inside if you have no choice.

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    #1432 5 years ago

    I put these on a Comet in a busy location (20 something bar).

    You can see the difference in the thickness compared to Pinballife rubbers.

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    #1433 5 years ago

    I put them on a Xenon in a biker clubhouse that is open 4 nights a week.

    They had some mushy yellow rubbers of unknown origin prior to these.

    The stiffer Titans delivered a little more power to the ball.

    I was backhanding the tube shot from the right flipper consistently.

    A MILFy biker chick seemed impressed.

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    #1446 5 years ago

    Sohchx, Your Tapered Posts are upside down.

    Flip them over or it will be airball and broken plastics city.

    #1447 5 years ago
    Quoted from Okarcades:

    I have had 2 of the 2 1/2" translucent Titans bands break on sling shots on a stern Star Trek on location.

    Run you finger over the star posts and make sure there is not a piece of sharp flash.

    If you nick the bands, they will quickly break.

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    #1480 5 years ago

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    #1546 5 years ago
    Quoted from tp:

    Are these easier to put on slingshots compared to super bands

    Super easy

    #1561 5 years ago
    Quoted from tp:

    I also worry about when the plunger pushes the sling out could that be to much tension fo mech and lead to malfunction because there's no give or stretchyness. Got any opinions on this vid?

    Maybe not physical malfunction, but if a band is too tight, the sling will not drive the ball as far as it was designed to.

    And of course, if the band is too loose, it can cause double firing on the slings.

    -

    If you change to a new style of rubber, or size of band; it's a good idea to test the slings with a ball a few times before putting the glass back on. The switches may need adjusting.

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    #1637 5 years ago
    Quoted from d0n:

    I bought a kit for my flintstones and installed them today. I noticed when the rubbers are stretched to go over a post, they turn white. The stretching makes them turn partially white in the stretched area. So instead of a nice purple rubber you now have a purple and white rubber.
    Kind of a bummer for such expensive parts.

    Did you get the purple silicone rubber or the purple rubber?

    They sell both.

    #1647 5 years ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    I've put purple on multiple games and I don't see any white when stretching them out.

    Exactly.

    I have a bad feeling dOn got purple rubber and not Competition Silicone.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/titans-competition-silicone-rubber-vids-review

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    2 years later
    #2415 3 years ago
    Quoted from wdpvideo:

    I have had twice replaced flipper rubbers and no games played on it and went to bed and woke up with them snapped into.

    I bet those were "the other brand". Notorious for breaking all by themselves.

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    #2424 3 years ago

    ^ LEDs or Incandescent?

    Any natural light in the room?

    #2434 3 years ago

    Cut one in half, it should be yellow facing the post.

    #2441 3 years ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    Do Titans have markings on their rings, like PBL or Happ?

    I'm not sure if the tiny rings are marked

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