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PDI glass doesn't fit in WOZLE?


By pinball_customs

6 years ago



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#68 6 years ago

To avoid any misunderstanding...
PDI is coated 3 times (diving process), then burnt into the glass (merging process).
As far as I'm informed Invisiglass is coated using a sputtering process.
This might be the main reason why the surface properties from both (PDI and Invisiglass)
are different.
Maybe Jack can chime in and clarify.

Quoted from pinball_customs:

I've spoken to Roman directly, the process of making his glass is very expensive so there's very little wiggle room for price adjustments. Pinball is a very tiny part of his market, displays and museums are his primary market

True x3, btw. my primary market is the IT industry, Telecomms and Consulting.

#72 6 years ago
Quoted from BradKreisler:

Thank you for clarifying. If the coating is burnt into the glass, what does that mean if the glass is scratched?

Due to the fact that antireflective glass is/looks clearer than regular glass, there is a higher contrast ratio between the scratch and the antireflective glass. The coating won't peel off, no worries.

Quoted from BradKreisler:

Does that make PDI glass more robust than a glass that has the coating sputtered on?

Perhaps...I haven't tested it yet.

Quoted from Razorbak86:

I strongly believe that transparency in product comparisons is always good for potential buyers.

Pinball News made some comparisons too
http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/glass/index.html
and I've written many, many times here (use search function) to explain glass, its properties and differences.

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