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Repairing a Plastic Ramp With Missing Section (Gottlieb Arena)


By mrdude

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I'm looking for some suggestions on how I could repair this plastic ramp so that it looks clean within the game and does its part. The one hurdle I see is, the ramp is a clear plastic, so any repair I do will be visible. I've looked a few times for a replacement ramp and I haven't had much luck. Attached is a picture that I hope helps. The previous owner got rid of the center post and just stuck in a screw to hold the ramp down. The issue is the ball sometimes launches itself to the moon if it goes off the ramp the wrong way. Who knows where it will end up.

Thanks in advance...pinball repair is a new territory for me to discover!

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#2 4 years ago

I've got a spare piece of plexi I could try bending to meet that missing side....???

#3 4 years ago

I would use stainless steel. Replace the single screw with a post and fix one end of the ss piece into it. The other end could be riveted to the ramp plastic. These ss protectors you can see in most games ramp entrances.

#4 4 years ago

Make a protector that covers it like road runner says, I made some for my Genesis from aluminium.

2 weeks later
#5 4 years ago

That's an idea. Thank you. I've never noticed those ss protectors.

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