Those look great!
Any chance of colored translucents in the future?
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.
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.
Interesting on the slingshots.
Looking closely, is it a dent, or did material wear away?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
I've had them on a few routed games that I service for months and no broken rings yet.
So far, so very good.
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.
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.
Sohchx, Your Tapered Posts are upside down.
Flip them over or it will be airball and broken plastics city.
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.
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.
Quoted from chuckwurt:
I've put purple on multiple games and I don't see any white when stretching them out.
I have a bad feeling dOn got purple rubber and not Competition Silicone.
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