(Topic ID: 264432)

Places to buy plastic protectors

By zacaj

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by TomGWI
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    #1 1 year ago

    Are there any good places left to buy plastic protectors? They seem like a no-brainer, and I like to put them on all my games, but I've only been able to find two places that really have them: marco specialties and pinbits. Both places seem to be out of stock all the time now, and are missing a ton of games... It seems like these should be really easy to make for anyone with a laser/plasma cutter, so I don't see how they can really go 'out of stock', let alone have such a small selection....

    #2 1 year ago

    I would try here.

    https://www.passionforpinball.com/protectors.htm

    I have a set ordered and he seems like a great guy.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    Are there any good places left to buy plastic protectors? They seem like a no-brainer, and I like to put them on all my games, but I've only been able to find two places that really have them: marco specialties and pinbits. Both places seem to be out of stock all the time now, and are missing a ton of games... It seems like these should be really easy to make for anyone with a laser/plasma cutter, so I don't see how they can really go 'out of stock', let alone have such a small selection....

    You're absolutely right. Pinbits was the main player but they've been very unresponsive lately.
    I make them on the laser cutter at the local hackerspace, very easy to do.
    Scan your plastics, trace the outline in Illustrator, send to laser cutter.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from rcwright:

    I would try here.
    https://www.passionforpinball.com/protectors.htm
    I have a set ordered and he seems like a great guy.

    Doesn't he just do metal ones for holes on the pf?

    Quoted from dudah:

    You're absolutely right. Pinbits was the main player but they've been very unresponsive lately.
    I make them on the laser cutter at the local hackerspace, very easy to do.
    Scan your plastics, trace the outline in Illustrator, send to laser cutter.

    No easily accessible laser cutters around here

    #5 1 year ago

    Not sure what you are looking for but... have you tried: http://pinballdecals.com/PDIPlasticProtectorsPage.html ?

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ricochet:

    Not sure what you are looking for but... have you tried: http://pinballdecals.com/PDIPlasticProtectorsPage.html ?

    They do have a few, thanks for the link

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    You're absolutely right. Pinbits was the main player but they've been very unresponsive lately.
    I make them on the laser cutter at the local hackerspace, very easy to do.
    Scan your plastics, trace the outline in Illustrator, send to laser cutter.

    I haven’t had much luck with Pinbits. Have had some protectors and plastics break.

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