(Topic ID: 4870)

Plastic protector/shield sets – yay or nay?

By wizzardz

8 years ago

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    #1 8 years ago

    Any opinions from those who have bought plastic protector sets for their pins?

    I can’t see a reason not to get any Cliffy protector for a pin if one is available, but I’m not sure how much benefit or how obvious/ugly a plastic protector set might be.

    #2 8 years ago

    I have plastic protectors on many of my pins, and I think they are fantastic! Not only do they protect the plastics, but they also look great, IMHO.

    #3 8 years ago

    They actually look ok to me. Like they should have come that way. The last two games I picked up had cracked sling plastics from ball hits or whatever, so I'll be installing protectors.


    #4 8 years ago

    I just put them on my FT slings after an air ball took one out. Wish I had done it before.

    #5 8 years ago

    I use plastic protectors on all my pins. For the most part they're crystal clear and the pin lighting picks-up the edges and makes for a pretty cool look IMO. They most certainly are not bad looking.

    I also buy whatever protectors Cliffy makes for a particular title as added insurance.

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    #6 8 years ago

    Ordered a bunch of new plastics yesterday for my T2. Expensive, but I really want to get it close to 100% as possible. Also bought the plastics protectors to hopefully protect them from breaking again.

    Do they require anything special for installation? Do you use the same screws?

    #7 8 years ago

    I'll have to invest.


    #8 8 years ago

    So, am I right in thinking they sit on top & are ever so slightly bigger than the factory plastics?

    #9 8 years ago
    Quoted from PinballParadise:

    So, am I right in thinking they sit on top & are ever so slightly bigger than the factory plastics?

    They are bigger... but I think they mount underneath the plastics.

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