I'm pretty sure that the distributor can get the felt pads to protect the playfield. I put a Cliffy on mine from day one because the "felt pad Stern fix-it" wasn't available yet. I'm really happy with the Cliffy. In fact, there are some dents in the Cliffy so I'm sure the BG ramp would be chewing up my playfield without it. Easy to install too.
get the cliffy kit and dont look back. includes the magnet protecters and the shooter lane also.
Not Necessary but I bought the wd le kit from cliffy there is still an edge there between the metal and wood. Rather be safe than sorry.
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