Quoted from delt31:
I'm contemplating replacing all of the posts but that breaks my 1 rule in pinball.....if it isn't broken don't try and fix it! I only have one post issue - thoughts on just keeping as is? I guess i can monitor the situation and not do anything until I see something.
Don't be foolish. This is clearly a design defect.
I waited because when I bought the game in April it was a November build and I figured a chance the clear had cured, and the lack of cure plus post pressure maybe was the reason for the situation on other games.
Even then I saw faint signs of rippling on my own, but thought maybe it came like that from factory.
It hasn't suffered cracking or chipping yet but after 100-150 plays of my own I saw my post clearcoats further ripple. So curing of the clear has nothing to do with it.
It's a question of physics. Urethane clearcoat which isn't really bonded to the wood anyway plus repeated pressure from plastic.
No more wait and see from this boy. I figure I'm one of the lucky ones, as I'll put down the Lowe's rubber washers, clear starposts, clear superbands instead of Titans, and that should be all she wrote, folks.
Protect now, or surely cry later.