Quoted from Jam_Burglar:
I'll definitely try the toothpicks first, my only concern is the the screw has to go through a hole in the metal fixture and I'm not sure if there's enough space in the fixture for both the screw and the toothpick. Thanks for the tips guys!
You put the glued toothpicks in first, stuff the hole with as many as you can. Once dry you cut off the excess flush with the playfield, or metal fixture, but if at all possible take the fixture off as you could have hidden goodies under the metal your not cleaning out or securing.
Once the fix is dry, THEN you drill a pilot hole and re-screw.
Its a pretty common fix. Especially on late 70 early 80 pins when we had the playfield technology left over from EM's. Lots of single posts with a small a grommet called a 'ring' on it. And newer technology flippers that could launch a ball through them.
Today, stuff has gotten pretty durable on the topside. My toothpicks are not running out as much.
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