Quoted from Psw757:
I hear ya
However after all of us reported that the previous hard washers sunk in and created further chipping of the ripples in clearcoat,is this the best their engineering guys can come up with?
Shit..why was I told multiple times on the phone that one of the washer sets would be some sort of soft type?
Based on all the testing that we have all experimented with here on pinside, hard washers aren’t going to prevent further issues.
Did we? Where did anyone show that the JJP gen1 (metal or polycarbonate) or user installed hard washers created *chipping*?
Ripples- check- chipping- hard to believe from a perfectly flat hard compressor.
While a soft washer makes the most sense from a "no rippling beyond the washer" perspective, but in theory the stability of the mechanism is reduced a bit vs. the hard washer- right? Its not ground into hard, its ground into soft... but in a home environment, is the hard-to-hard stability such a big deal. That's why I think we all preferred the soft fix most of all. Cosmetically in a home, its a slam dunk- that is, so long as the balls don't go airball city and the slings escape- which we've seen is a width problem as well as a height one.
I would think the hard washer could evidence some ripple but not chipping because there's no hard edge cutting downward from the unsanded, uneven posts, which was the cause of the chipping. And its not like the ball is going to roll over the tiny ripple in this area that the washers could cause.
Also- the thickness of the new JJP washers and the material used may affect the clearcoat less adversely than previous solutions in terms of creating "ripple." I definitely think we need to wait and see what was created before we get all barking mad about the service pack. I expect to have mine early next week.