Take the poll at the top of the club page regarding replacement PLASTICS< BACK GLASSES and maybe a HARD TOP
Many of us have incomplete sets of plastics, flawed back glasses and blown out playfields.
There is little interest in having these items commercially available.
If we want to get replacements we need to source the artwork scans from among ourselves, pay for it to be "cleaned up" and prepared and commit and pay for the plastics and backglasses and hard tops ahead of time.
If we are able to find a shop to do this for us, it would likely be a "strictly limited edition"...that is, they would make only the number of items that are ordered ahead of time and then no subsequent ordering would be available. I hate to be the "limited time only and never again" but that seems like what we are looking at.
I do not have pricing. The statement that I got was from a single shop (and I would want to approach as many as possible who are capable of doing this) was "we need to look at the art before we quote"...my guess is that it would be more expensive than your typical set of plastics or hard top, simply to try to make it worth someone's while to do since we probably aren't talking about many more than 10 hard tops, 20 glasses and 30 sets of plastics (And that I think would be optimistic). I suspect that pricing at a minimum would be like AT LEAST 20-30% over what average replacements cost...likely much more....there really isn't any way to know until the art happens--from what I understand. I'm just trying to set expectations that the cost will not be low. (I'm not getting anything out of this, so don't yell at me, I'm just trying to put it together...if you have friends who can do it, feel free to make your inquiries and take over the process).
So, I'm asking if you want a set of plastics and I can't tell you how much they would be
I'm asking the same thing about a backglass and possibly a hard top.
My assumption would be that we are talking about the same limitations and issues that can come up: dark grey instead of mirroring on the backglasses, perhaps colors that differ from the originals due to age, yellowing and fading, etc.
I want to be as transparent as possible but understand that licensing can be a problem under certain circumstances....we might get so far and not get the necessary permissions. I don't know how it works as I've only gotten info from busy folks who are light on details.
Ask questions. Preferably here, where anyone can see them.