(Topic ID: 218168)

Official "HARDTOPS" thread


By Skypilot

1 year ago



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“If we produce a Hardtop for this game would yo purchase it?”

  • High Speed 137 votes
    14%
  • Firepower 98 votes
    10%
  • Silverball Mania 46 votes
    5%
  • Time Warp 21 votes
    2%
  • Mata Hari 43 votes
    4%
  • Blackout 82 votes
    8%
  • Tri-Zone 16 votes
    2%
  • Swords of Fury 60 votes
    6%
  • Space Station 49 votes
    5%
  • Fathom 40 votes
    4%
  • Pinbot 106 votes
    11%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 107 votes
    11%
  • Strikes and Spares 36 votes
    4%
  • Kiss (Bally) 40 votes
    4%
  • Supersonic 32 votes
    3%
  • Grand Lizard 63 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 976 votes by 572 Pinsiders)

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#1251 67 days ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Any of you guy considering bringing your beauties to the "HardTop Homecoming" at PinBrew in April?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/outside-edge-to-host-hardtop-homecoming-at-pinbrew-2020

I'd like to get in with my Comet

#1252 67 days ago

Laser Cue please...

#1253 67 days ago

Pulling for Fathom and/or Silverball Mania...

#1254 67 days ago

Damn, I wish you had a Laser War hard top option!!!! Great Work!

#1255 67 days ago

Night Rider please

#1256 67 days ago

Still waiting for a Firepower II !!

#1257 66 days ago

Realistically..how many titles can they release in a year? Just wondering how long some of the lower voted options will take.. like Silverball Mania!

#1258 66 days ago
Quoted from doomid:

Night Rider please

CPR has playfields on the way, just fyi -

#1259 66 days ago

What is it so far....three new titles this month alone? Any chance Outside Edge can keep up with that pace this year?

#1260 61 days ago
Quoted from hodgesm0:

Still waiting for a Firepower II !!

THIS^^
Firepower Little brother needs one to there all roached out down the middle!

#1261 59 days ago
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#1262 53 days ago

Another late to the game question:

I am prepping a Firepower for application of the hardtop. It is clear to me what to do with cupped inserts as well as sunken insert - sand the cupped to flat. And I would choose to fill the sunken portions until flat with the playfield.

However, I have a few cupped inserts that are loose, too.

I have been reading this guide -
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/firepower-hardtop-restoration
- and he replaced all his inserts. Most the problems with my pin are the triangle inserts. I could replace them. Or remove, sand, then re-glue in place. Suggestions?

The large 'hot dog' inserts seem to be fine.

I suspect if I replace any of the triangle inserts, I should replace them all since getting an exact match might be tough. Newer ones seem to be 'starburst', I suspect.

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#1263 53 days ago

Here's my FP I did last year and did put all new star bursts inserts in and clear roll overs so you can put in color changers with them. It really make the playfield pop!

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#1264 53 days ago
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#1265 53 days ago
Quoted from lhammer610:

Another late to the game question:
I am prepping a Firepower for application of the hardtop. It is clear to me what to do with cupped inserts as well as sunken insert - sand the cupped to flat. And I would choose to fill the sunken portions until flat with the playfield.
However, I have a few cupped inserts that are loose, too.
I have been reading this guide -
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/firepower-hardtop-restoration
- and he replaced all his inserts. Most the problems with my pin are the triangle inserts. I could replace them. Or remove, sand, then re-glue in place. Suggestions?
The large 'hot dog' inserts seem to be fine.
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Im restoring a Firepower playfield and those inserts pop out really easy with some heat blown from the back. If i were you i would just pop out the ones that are bad, and just flatten them with heat also then glue them back in.

#1266 52 days ago

I used two part epoxy and wide clamps from harbor freight to glue them down.

#1267 50 days ago

I'm threatening to actually get around to replacing inserts on my Blackout. All of the arrows/triangles are starburst.
I was thinking about clear and bought clear round inserts, then I bought jeweled inserts. Both of those are harder to find in all of the colors and sized you need.
In the end, I have starburst inserts for every colored insert. I think it will look better in the long run.

#1268 49 days ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

I'm threatening to actually get around to replacing inserts on my Blackout. All of the arrows/triangles are starburst.
I was thinking about clear and bought clear round inserts, then I bought jeweled inserts. Both of those are harder to find in all of the colors and sized you need.
In the end, I have starburst inserts for every colored insert. I think it will look better in the long run.

If you change them save your old inserts. If any are decent I’d be interested in buying them. I need to remove some of my inserts to sand flat and reglue. I may need spares and would prefer to stay original.

#1269 49 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

If you change them save your old inserts. If any are decent I’d be interested in buying them. I need to remove some of my inserts to sand flat and reglue. I may need spares and would prefer to stay original.

Sorry, I already tossed them a few weeks ago. They were cupped badly.

#1270 49 days ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

If you change them save your old inserts. If any are decent I’d be interested in buying them. I need to remove some of my inserts to sand flat and reglue. I may need spares and would prefer to stay original.

I swapped them out on a Blackout and still have the originals. They'd need to be sanded but they're yours if you can use them.

#1271 49 days ago

Has the blackout hardtop been released? I looked on the outside edge site and didn't see it listed. Just picked up a blackout and would love to spare myself the aggravation of insert leveling, or buying a pf protector if a hardtop is available (or coming very soon)...

#1272 49 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

Has the blackout hardtop been released? I looked on the outside edge site and didn't see it listed. Just picked up a blackout and would love to spare myself the aggravation of insert leveling, or buying a pf protector if a hardtop is available (or coming very soon)...

Last I heard it was going to be in "late 2019" for Blackout.

I've been sitting on one for almost a year waiting for the hardtop...

#1273 49 days ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

I swapped them out on a Blackout and still have the originals. They'd need to be sanded but they're yours if you can use them.

That would be awesome. Mine need to be sanded and I’ve been putting it off. Mainly because if I mess any up I couldn’t match them.

#1274 47 days ago

Just waiting for it to warm up here in Michigan to get this started.

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#1275 47 days ago
Quoted from mc8045:

Just waiting for it to warm up here in Michigan to get this started.[quoted image]

Don't need warm air to tear down and sand that playfield.

#1276 47 days ago

Finally pulled the trigger ordered a hardtop for my space shuttle Friday, built a rotisserie over the weekend , and started The top side tear down today.

#1277 46 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Don't need warm air to tear down and sand that playfield.

Prefer knocking it out in a couple days that way it's much harder to misplace parts. I cant clear inserts until it warms up so I'm waiting.

Also there is a tournament at my place in a few weeks and need everything up and running.

#1278 46 days ago
Quoted from mc8045:

Prefer knocking it out in a couple days that way it's much harder to misplace parts. I cant clear inserts until it warms up so I'm waiting.
Also there is a tournament at my place in a few weeks and need everything up and running.

You don't need to clear them, you can just sand up to 3000 grit and polish them.

#1279 46 days ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

You don't need to clear them, you can just sand up to 3000 grit and polish them.

I know you dont have to but my shooter lane needs to be sanded and cleared anyway it looks like crap. Sanding up to 3000 and polishing seems like a lot more work honestly. Also I need to sand it in a garage that's about 30 degrees right now, I do have a propane heater but I'll just wait.

#1280 46 days ago

I was just trying to help motivate you. I know sometimes I come home from work tired and need a kick in the ass to get some things done.

#1281 46 days ago

Any word on Flash?

#1282 46 days ago
Quoted from Pinballemporium:

Any word on Flash?

Apparently it's right after silverball mania

#1284 46 days ago

Life is good!

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#1285 45 days ago

Hi,

Don´t you please have any reseller in the Europe? I am looking for SS hardtop.

Thank you!

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#1286 38 days ago

Im sorry these videos got lost in the mix. They are back up an we will produce a few more with better quality to help everyone install their amazing Hardtops.

#1290 38 days ago

Any chance you might do a Cyclone?

#1291 38 days ago

Applied my EBD Hardtop this weekend and now starting re-assembly slowly but surely.

Having previously done a space shuttle I did notice a difference in the new adhesive. It seemed goopier/more stringy than the 3M. In the end it went down the same but definitely had bits of it that wanted to stay adhered to the backing and kind of stretched as I peeled back.

But whatever, the results are still beautiful and oh so much easier to apply than a flimsy vinyl overlay.

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#1292 37 days ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Im sorry these videos got lost in the mix. They are back up an we will produce a few more with better quality to help everyone install their amazing Hardtops.

the videos are gone

#1293 37 days ago
Quoted from Axl:

the videos are gone

Not sure what happened but they seem to be back up. I love Google

#1294 37 days ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Not sure what happened but they seem to be back up. I love Google

I'm not seeing one for SoF. What happened?

#1297 37 days ago

Wonder if Strikes and spares will get produced this year?

#1298 36 days ago

I would also love to see a Grand Lizard.

#1299 35 days ago

Did you start recording it?

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