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Revised RAD CALS for many more WMS games

By Highclasspinball

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    #451 70 days ago
    Quoted from boustrophedonic:

    Almost looks like there's a plastic film on them or something? Do RadCals come with a peel-off protective coating like plastics?

    Agree, it looks like you didn't peel the protective film off of them

    #452 70 days ago
    Quoted from boustrophedonic:

    Almost looks like there's a plastic film on them or something? Do RadCals come with a peel-off protective coating like plastics?

    Quoted from attack7:

    Agree, it looks like you didn't peel the protective film off of them

    Protective film has been removed. That's just what they look like.

    My IJ radcals look great. TOTAN not so much.

    #453 70 days ago
    Quoted from bobukcat:

    I think the ones I put on MM look amazing.
    [quoted image]

    They look good but not colour correct and has a haze on some decals
    Like totan and CC

    #454 70 days ago
    Quoted from DeeGor:

    Protective film has been removed. That's just what they look like.
    My IJ radcals look great. TOTAN not so much.

    I was also disappointed with the TOTAN colours and when I reached out to Mirco he said that this was the colour file provided by Rick. Very happy with my BSD and AF, but agree TOTAN was not worth the cost.

    #455 69 days ago
    Quoted from Birdnest:

    I was also disappointed with the TOTAN colours and when I reached out to Mirco he said that this was the colour file provided by Rick. Very happy with my BSD and AF, but agree TOTAN was not worth the cost.

    Sorry to hear that. Thank you for sharing as TOTAN is on my wish list.

    #456 69 days ago

    Just ordered a set for my White Water….here’s hoping they are spot on.

    #457 69 days ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Just ordered a set for my White Water….here’s hoping they are spot on.

    I did apply them on my WH2O and they are really nice!

    Only problem was the front cutout of the legs - it is larger on the side and doesn't cover completely when the legs are on.
    I did cover it up with a selfcut piece as you can see below.

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    1 week later
    #458 62 days ago

    How long does shipping usually take?

    #459 62 days ago

    Damn that sucks - you did a good job but these decals aren’t cheap!

    Quoted from mastercello:

    I did apply them on my WH2O and they are really nice!
    Only problem was the front cutout of the legs - it is larger on the side and doesn't cover completely when the legs are on.
    I did cover it up with a selfcut piece as you can see below.
    [quoted image]

    #460 61 days ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    How long does shipping usually take?

    About 2 weeks from order to delivery.

    #462 61 days ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Just ordered a set for my White Water….here’s hoping they are spot on.

    I’ve had radcals set aside for my wh2o and tz, just haven’t had the opportunity to cut holes out so they’re still waiting. But my wh2o backbox has unfaded sides and when I put a radcal next to it, the purple on the radcal seems faded,light, not nearly as vibrant. Other than the purple it all seems fine

    #463 61 days ago
    Quoted from shokel328:

    I’ve had radcals set aside for my wh2o and tz, just haven’t had the opportunity to cut holes out so they’re still waiting. But my wh2o backbox has unfaded sides and when I put a radcal next to it, the purple on the radcal seems faded,light, not nearly as vibrant. Other than the purple it all seems fine

    My decals are pretty bad, but the backbox ones are trash. Being that I have changed essentially everything except that, I figure it will be a big improvement. I just got a forstner bit set, but kinda leery about the hole drilling. I dont wanna jack it up. Are there instructions included, or best practices?

    #464 61 days ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    My decals are pretty bad, but the backbox ones are trash. Being that I have changed essentially everything except that, I figure it will be a big improvement. I just got a forstner bit set, but kinda leery about the hole drilling. I dont wanna jack it up. Are there instructions included, or best practices?

    I'd like to know this too, no instructions in my box. Was going to use regular drill bits and then cut the rest with a stanley knife like I would regular decals, especially seeing the bolt holes are square

    #465 61 days ago

    Re: cutting holes for flipper buttons, start buttons etc on the Rad Cals.

    EZPZ, Crisp, Quick and Clean. Simply drill a small pilot hole and drop this Flush Cut router bit in. Clean flush cuts in seconds!

    I use the smallest flush cut ball bearing I could find on the Net. Amana Tool MR0105 Miniature 3/16 D Flush Trim with 3/16 D Ball Bearing x 7/16 CH x 1/8 Inch SHK Carbide Tipped Router Bit

    https://www.toolstoday.com/v-12109-mr0105.html?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD&ne_ppc_id=1701009076&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJWbvs7u7QIVyhOtBh0OOQe9EAQYASABEgIDBvD_BwE

    I also purchased this for my Dremel. It works beautifully. I showed my 2 buddies and they used the one that came with their Dremel with similar results.

    https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/routers-and-bits/routers/precision-router-base/?lac_guid=1d39d0ff-2c49-eb11-8102-ecb1d775572b&utm_campaign=EMAIL-ORD&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Order_Confirmation

    Hope this is helpful
    Kerry

    #466 61 days ago
    Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

    Re: cutting holes for flipper buttons, start buttons etc on the Rad Cals.
    EZPZ, Crisp, Quick and Clean. Simply drill a small pilot hole and drop this Flush Cut router bit in. Clean flush cuts in seconds!
    I use the smallest flush cut ball bearing I could find on the Net. Amana Tool MR0105 Miniature 3/16 D Flush Trim with 3/16 D Ball Bearing x 7/16 CH x 1/8 Inch SHK Carbide Tipped Router Bit
    https://www.toolstoday.com/v-12109-mr0105.html?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD&ne_ppc_id=1701009076&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJWbvs7u7QIVyhOtBh0OOQe9EAQYASABEgIDBvD_BwE
    I also purchased this for my Dremel. It works beautifully. I showed my 2 buddies and they used the one that came with their Dremel with similar results.
    https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/routers-and-bits/routers/precision-router-base/?lac_guid=1d39d0ff-2c49-eb11-8102-ecb1d775572b&utm_campaign=EMAIL-ORD&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Order_Confirmation
    Hope this is helpful
    Kerry

    You are a life saver. Thank you!

    #467 61 days ago
    Quoted from djsolzs:

    Damn that sucks - you did a good job but these decals aren’t cheap!

    Thanks, it was quite the circurgical operation

    Regarding the cutout of the different holes, just drill a hole and then cut out with a sharp knife and at the end use a dremel bit to make the finish.

    #468 60 days ago
    Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

    Re: cutting holes for flipper buttons, start buttons etc on the Rad Cals.
    EZPZ, Crisp, Quick and Clean. Simply drill a small pilot hole and drop this Flush Cut router bit in. Clean flush cuts in seconds!
    I use the smallest flush cut ball bearing I could find on the Net. Amana Tool MR0105 Miniature 3/16 D Flush Trim with 3/16 D Ball Bearing x 7/16 CH x 1/8 Inch SHK Carbide Tipped Router Bit
    https://www.toolstoday.com/v-12109-mr0105.html?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD&ne_ppc_id=1701009076&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJWbvs7u7QIVyhOtBh0OOQe9EAQYASABEgIDBvD_BwE
    I also purchased this for my Dremel. It works beautifully. I showed my 2 buddies and they used the one that came with their Dremel with similar results.
    https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/types-of-tools/routers-and-bits/routers/precision-router-base/?lac_guid=1d39d0ff-2c49-eb11-8102-ecb1d775572b&utm_campaign=EMAIL-ORD&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Order_Confirmation
    Hope this is helpful
    Kerry

    Now I just have to find the Australian versions, thanks for the help!

    #469 60 days ago

    Tip: The ball bearing on this little flush mount route bit is very sensitive. Meaning: if there is a small burr inside the hole you're attempting to route on the RadCals... it will reflect that small burr (bump) on the RadCal.

    With that said: I simply take sand paper and smooth out the inside of the holes. This is done before the RadCals are installed and I spray paint the inside holes black. That way, the ball bearing will have smooth sailing, while doing its job.

    It's very clean, quick and an extremely smooth cut.

    Kerry

    #470 60 days ago

    Anyone out there have used the fish tales decals and what has your experience been? Acquiring one soon and I want to redo the cab. Thank you

    George

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    #471 41 days ago
    Quoted from Highclasspinball:

    Creature is in preparation. As well as many others. But I have no free machine time in the next few weeks so new projects have to wait a little. Sorry for that! This is also delaying more new playfield titles. I will get another router in 4 weeks which will add more capacity...
    Regards,
    Mirco

    Hi Highclasspinball

    Hope all is well with you?

    Just checking to see if there is any thoughts on a CFTBL RAD CALS as I totally, totally love my CV ones and would love to give my creature the same treatment

    Thanks

    #472 40 days ago

    Shipping delays suck. Been a month since my order and crickets.

    #473 40 days ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Shipping delays suck. Been a month since my order and crickets.

    Same here

    #474 35 days ago

    Was told mine shipped Oct 5. No tracking sent. I asked for tracking and was told "they don't usually send that".....ok whatever. As of yesterday till no radcals so I inquired about my order and now was told they shipped Oct 29. Yep no tracking again. Perhaps they will come by Christmas.

    #475 29 days ago

    Update. Was emailed today that they were shipping today, a full 10 days after the previous shipping confirmation. 3 shipping confirmations so far, 2 of which have been obvious BS, a month and a week apart. Maybe my experience is an anomaly, but I can say that I won’t order another set of these ever again. There is obviously some sort of problem with simple truths, so I’ll hold my tongue. Buyers beware.

    #476 27 days ago

    I don’t understand from this thread if people actually like these Radcals or not? Sounds like there are accuracy and color issues.

    #477 27 days ago

    WH20 Radcals....Color is off, but Mirco said that's the color he got from Williams.

    Can someone post pictures of their Radcals on WH20?

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    #478 23 days ago

    Follow up post. I got my Radcals yesterday, and started doing them tonight. I did the recessed bolts method for the head. So far so good. Only a little to trim around one of the sides and bottom for the head, and the front fit almost perfectly. Tomorrow I tackle the 2 sides.

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    #479 23 days ago
    Quoted from algrande:

    WH20 Radcals....Color is off, but Mirco said that's the color he got from Williams.
    Can someone post pictures of their Radcals on WH20?
    [quoted image][quoted image]

    Mirco will tell you all the time that that’s the colour he got from Williams . Mine CC also had diff colours . I got the exact same answer..... “when he ever responds”

    #480 23 days ago

    My WW Radcals were extremely off in color. The blues were almost purple.

    #481 23 days ago

    Maybe I am the anomaly but I have purchased many playfields and Radcals from Mirco without incident. With Mirco (or any vendor), I think it is important to have reasonable expectations. Regardless of vendor, it's easy to point out differences between the original and reproduction. Example, I just installed TOTAN Radcals and noticed color differences (trees on coindoor appeared green on Mirco but blue on original). However, when I removed the coindoor, the trees underneath were green (protected from light exposure). The blacks on the Mirco Radcals were a bit faded compared to the blacks on the original too. All that said, once I installed the Radcals.....WOW. They look amazing. As for White Water, the blues are different too. Again, mine may not be 100% perfect match but they look great. Seriously, don't hesitate buying/installing Radcals, you won't be disappointed. Also, if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. I am happy to share my experiences with this product. Good luck friends!

    At the end of the day, we have a choice. For me, I am very thankful to all the vendors that make reproduction parts. I will continue to support Mirco and all the great vendors that go to great lengths to deliver these products. Thank You!

    #482 23 days ago

    Here is the pic of the color differences from under the coindoor.

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    #483 23 days ago

    TOTAN colors aren't even close. It was very disappointing.

    #484 23 days ago

    I don’t get these comments. It’s like giving them a license to steal… or produce subpar quality products just because “there is a choice”. Total BS my opinion.

    Quoted from xfassa:

    Maybe I am the anomaly but I have purchased many playfields and Radcals from Mirco without incident. With Mirco (or any vendor), I think it is important to have reasonable expectations. Regardless of vendor, it's easy to point out differences between the original and reproduction. Example, I just installed TOTAN Radcals and noticed color differences (trees on coindoor appeared green on Mirco but blue on original). However, when I removed the coindoor, the trees underneath were green (protected from light exposure). The blacks on the Mirco Radcals were a bit faded compared to the blacks on the original too. All that said, once I installed the Radcals.....WOW. They look amazing. As for White Water, the blues are different too. Again, mine may not be 100% perfect match but they look great. Seriously, don't hesitate buying/installing Radcals, you won't be disappointed. Also, if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. I am happy to share my experiences with this product. Good luck friends!
    At the end of the day, we have a choice. For me, I am very thankful to all the vendors that make reproduction parts. I will continue to support Mirco and all the great vendors that go to great lengths to deliver these products. Thank You!

    #485 23 days ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    Here is the pic of the color differences from under the coindoor.
    [quoted image]

    It’s like Williams used oled in the 90s and mirco is using lcd is 2021 ......

    #486 23 days ago

    The original question was "do people actually like Radcals". Yes, I am very happy with this product.
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    Edit. If someone wants to point out the subpar quality of the trim work in my house, guilty as charged.

    #487 23 days ago

    Finished up today. Much better look than before. Fitment was really good. I trimmed the backbox using the roller router bit and my dremel as mentioned earlier in the thread.

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    #488 23 days ago

    When you recess the bolts, do you fill the Hole with plastic padding afterward or do you leave a small gap under the radcals?

    #489 23 days ago
    Quoted from Sehested:

    When you recess the bolts, do you fill the Hole with plastic padding afterward or do you leave a small gap under the radcals?

    I left mine. The radcals are so thick you can’t even tell.

    #490 21 days ago

    I love mine, the high gloss and colours are awesome

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    #491 21 days ago

    Gotta say it does look NICE

    Quoted from BigMo:

    I love mine, the high gloss and colours are awesome
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    #492 19 days ago
    Quoted from BigMo:

    I love mine, the high gloss and colours are awesome
    [quoted image]

    looks like you didn't takeoff the protective film.
    I find that the legs dig into the RadCals so I had a buddy make some thicker spacers. The thin ones are sterns.

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    #493 10 days ago

    Anyone have Theatre of Magic installed pics? Thinking of getting a set but wanted to see how the colors are.

    #494 9 days ago

    Anyone who got the IJ radcals that had issue with the lines doesn’t match up on one side (right) but fits nicely on the other side (left)?

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    #495 9 days ago
    Quoted from Sehested:

    Anyone who got the IJ radcals that had issue with the lines doesn’t match up on one side (right) but fits nicely on the other side (left)?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Looking through pics of original games, I think getting the lines to fit nicely might have been an afterthought for BW too.

    #496 9 days ago

    Sorry for your predicament. My White Water was good on fitment. You’d think for $400 they would be flawless…..

    #497 9 days ago

    Not in pinball

    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Sorry for your predicament. My White Water was good on fitment. You’d think for $400 they would be flawless…..

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