(Topic ID: 175863)

Stern Stars - Playfield Posts


By Pmaino

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by hocuslocus
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#1 3 years ago

Does anyone know where to buy the white playfield posts for Stern Stars?

They are the white smooth ones.

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#2 3 years ago

The part number appears to be listed for this one:

http://www.actionpinball.com/parts.php?item=C-11561

[edit]: Nevermind... C-11561 is a faceted post.

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#3 3 years ago

Yeah ive been looking everywhere and cant seem to find them...

#4 3 years ago

You might have to keep an eye on ebay.

#5 3 years ago

this shop in The Netherland has white posts.
Are these the right ones?

http://www.flipperwinkel.nl/winkel/contents/nl/d91.html (scroll down)

#6 3 years ago

unfortunately those are faceted ones. Thanks for looking.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

this shop in The Netherland has white posts.
Are these the right ones?
http://www.flipperwinkel.nl/winkel/contents/nl/d91.html (scroll down)

Nope, those are faceted posts.

#8 3 years ago

Does anyone know a cleaner to clean white posts? The main reason for looking is some of mine are yellowed. Maybe soak them in a bleach solution?

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

Does anyone know a cleaner to clean white posts? The main reason for looking is some of mine are yellowed. Maybe soak them in a bleach solution?

Bleach doesn't do anything.

Take a look here for de-yellowing plastic: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/say-goodbye-to-old-yellowed-plastics

#10 3 years ago

Could it be these Gottliebs from PB Resource? (There's also the question of whether those are the original Stars posts).
http://pbresource.com/posts.html#gtbu

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#11 3 years ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Could it be these Gottliebs from PB Resource? (There's also the question of whether those are the original Stars posts).
http://pbresource.com/posts.html#gtbu

No, the stern posts are only once piece. Those two-piece posts are really only used to hold plastics and not take direct ball impacts.

Allied Leisure games have similar smooth posts as the stern posts. I'm not sure if they're identical or not.

#13 3 years ago

Last I checked, no one reproduces those smooth posts. Unless that's changed in the past year, you're probably out of luck finding any bright new ones.

#14 3 years ago

3D printing?

#15 3 years ago

Not all of them are bad just a couple. Going to try the baking soda and UV approach.

#16 3 years ago

I ran into the same problem. I really wanted to replace all the posts in my 1977 Stern Pinball. But I couldn't find any smooth posts - so I eventually just cleaned each individual post with 99% isopropyl and re-used. Not dazzling, but not horrible either. As long as you haven't painted anything on the playfield bright white, it shouldn't be that bad.

2 years later
#17 8 months ago

Figured these were unobtanium. My game is missing three... crap, normally if they weren't straight white I'd probably just try to clean em and re-use.
Looks like I don't have a choice now.

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