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(Topic ID: 176927)

Stern extended button guard side rails questions


By PinballHog

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    I bought some Stern extended button guard side rails from Pinball Life. These are the ones with no extra screw below the button. After I installed them the button guard on both sides flare out at the bottom below each button. Any ideas on how to get these flush with the side of the machine, or is this the way everybody's does? Thanks for any ideas.

    #2 3 years ago

    Sounds like something isn't lined up quite right. Have a pic of the flare? All mine sit basicly flush.

    #3 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dr-Willy:

    Sounds like something isn't lined up quite right. Have a pic of the flare? All mine sit basicly flush.

    It's flush at the top but flares out just a little at the bottom.

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    #4 3 years ago

    That is quite a bit of flare. I'll have to look at my GB next time I'm in the location it's at and see if mine flare that bad.

    #5 3 years ago

    Looks like it could be slightly twisted at the rail maybe

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from hoby1:

    Looks like it could be slightly twisted at the rail maybe

    Both sides were nice and flush when I first set them on the machine. They didn't flare until I tightened down the nut on the back side of the screw at the top of the button. I don't think I over tightened them, but maybe I did. I guess I could take them back off and bend them a little, or I might could put a small washer between the cabinet and the back side of the rail. What do you guys think?

    #7 3 years ago

    Most of mine that I put on my location machines have a little flare at the bottom like that. Some more than others.

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from Chrizg:

    Most of mine that I put on my location machines have a little flare at the bottom like that. Some more than others.

    mine have a tiny amount of flare also maybe 2-3mm but his seem like quite a bit.

    Quoted from PinballHog:

    Both sides were nice and flush when I first set them on the machine. They didn't flare until I tightened down the nut on the back side of the screw at the top of the button. I don't think I over tightened them, but maybe I did. I guess I could take them back off and bend them a little, or I might could put a small washer between the cabinet and the back side of the rail. What do you guys think?

    def give that a try, i snug mine but dont get to crazy tight on them.

    #9 3 years ago

    I think I'll try the washer 1st. Thank you for the info.

    #10 3 years ago

    I got them fixed. I had to twist them slightly and they layed down.

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