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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
and I've written many, many times here (use search function) to explain glass, its properties and differences.

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