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(Topic ID: 212659)

Should I get the JJP playfield protector on my POTC LE?


By arcadem

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by NorCalRealtor
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    Topic poll

    “Should I get the JJP playfield protector on my POTC LE?”

    • Factory installed clear playfield protectors are a good idea 7 votes
      23%
    • Clear playfield protectors are not worth the purchase 23 votes
      77%

    (30 votes)

    #1 2 years ago

    I ordered my POTC LE with the RADCALs and the clear playfield protector. I know there are differing opinions on the RADCALs (personally, I think they are great) but what about the factory installed clear playfield protector? It seems like a good deal and cheap insurance as a $150 option. Any opinions/thoughts on that? Thanks.

    #2 2 years ago

    I have done the same on my ce .
    I saw the demo machine in Australia had dimples all over it after it was finished at an expo . It was really bad I couldn't believe how bad it was . So I believe that's the best option .

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    #3 2 years ago

    Protectors play like garbage and look horrible once they get scratched up. Play pinball and stop babying these things

    #4 2 years ago

    Wacky is correct. Have a little fun in life, don;t worry so much.

    #5 2 years ago

    Don't need a protector. If your worried about damage just wax it every 2 hours...

    #6 2 years ago

    Amen guys. PF Protectors are a waste

    Get yours restored to better than new once you wear it out

    #7 2 years ago

    The only pin I own that has a protector installed is the one I gifted my mom, she is in Germany, half a globe away.
    There is no way I can teach her how to remove the glass and clean/wax/new balls.

    Hence the protector, I rather have her grind that one into pieces with worn balls and grim all over than the clear.

    But otherwise I would not ever consider it. I listen to all of Chris' (Ks) podcasts, why he had Chris from Cointaker install a protector on his BM66CE is beyond me.

    I own two Iron Man, one with mom, one here in my collection.
    Hence I believe I am in a good position to compare the two playfields head to head.
    My opinion: stay away - unless you are mom and do not know how to maintain a decent playfield and replace balls every now and then.

    Its like sex with a condom.....and please, your "your mom" jokes I do not need to hear now...I know I set myself up for them, hahaha.....

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from DerGoetz:

    I listen to all of Chris' (Ks) podcasts....
    Its like sex with a condom.....and please, your "your mom" jokes ...

    Wasn't thinking your mom.

    #9 2 years ago

    Buy an extra playfield if you are worried about it. Either way when the used price drops to $8000 fairly fast, you will realize the protectors were a waste.

    #10 2 years ago
    Quoted from arcadem:

    I ordered my POTC LE with the RADCALs and the clear playfield protector. I know there are differing opinions on the RADCALs (personally, I think they are great) but what about the factory installed clear playfield protector? It seems like a good deal and cheap insurance as a $150 option. Any opinions/thoughts on that? Thanks.

    I think you should leave it in the box and then buy a larger box to protect your box. Then you're safe.

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