(Topic ID: 307885)

Translite “repair”

By Vin-bot

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    Not sure if anyone mention this before, but my translite had some small damages and you could see the back board light shining through it.

    I managed to “fix” this by putting painters tape on the backside that I have made black on both the sticky and non sticky side of it..

    I left the painters tape on for 3ish months and checked if it came off without causing more damage. That was the case. So I put the tape back on as a permanent “fix”.

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    #2 4 months ago
    Quoted from Vin-bot:

    Not sure if anyone mention this before, but my translite had some small damages and you could see the back board light shining through it.
    I managed to “fix” this by putting painters tape on the backside that I have made black on both the sticky and non sticky side of it..
    I left the painters tape on for 3ish months and checked if it came off without causing more damage. That was the case. So I put the tape back on as a permanent “fix”.[quoted image]

    Pinbot used a back glass, not a translite. You really don’t want to put tape on there as it can damage the ink they used originally over time. Coat the back in krypton triple thick glaze clear spray paint to lock everything in place, then do touch ups as needed with a water based acrylic.

    Also CPR sells a new one if you need it
    https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-backglasses/pinbot/

    #3 4 months ago
    Quoted from bigguybbr:

    Pinbot used a back glass, not a translite.

    Nope. OP might be correct. Pinbot from the factory was a translite. There are repro screened backglasses out there (like CPRs), but the original is a translite. The factory translite is very well done, and you would swear it's a screened backglass.

    Actually hard to tell in the pic if that's a screened backglass or translite. If it's a screened backglass, tape is probably a bad idea.
    If it's a translite, seems pretty OK. Maybe think about getting a screened backglass, but it if looks good to you, go with it.

    #4 4 months ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Pinbot from the factory was a translite.

    Yep it’s a translite..

    #5 4 months ago

    Very cool. Always though it was a back glass. I stand corrected (just don’t tell my wife)

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