(Topic ID: 252879)

Value of machines with HARDTOP installed?

By too-many-pins

6 months ago

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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Startek2
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    “Value of machines with HARDTOP installed?”

    • Machine with a hardtop is worth about the same as a machine with a nice used playfield 47 votes
    • Machine with a hardtop is worth less than a nice used playfield. 52 votes
    • Machine with a hardtop is worth $200 more than a machine with a nice used playfield (basically just the cost of the hardtop) 34 votes
    • Machine with a hardtop is worth $500 more than a machine with a nice used playfield (cost + labor to install)) 31 votes
    • I wouldn't want a machine with a hardtop 48 votes
    • I love hardtops and wish all my machines had them 11 votes
    • You ask too many stupid questions 13 votes

    (236 votes)

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    #72 6 months ago

    I agree they play very similar to having a PF protector on a game.
    Wish they offered more games, keep them coming!

    #77 6 months ago
    Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

    I'm not a fan of playfield protectors, but I think it's inaccurate to suggest that hardtops & protectors are similar. Playfield protectors are a very thin, flexible sheet of plastic with a dull suface. It can dull the colors of the playfield. Gameplay on playfield protectors can be effected by a host of factors, such as cupped inserts, dust & debris that gets under the protector, etc. A hardtop is a hard flat durable surface. It shines like a newly clearcoated playfield. The colors pop. There's nothing on the surface that can effect the ball movement. It's all the things a playfield protector isn't.
    IDK you can tell what camp I'm in. I'm looking forward to installing mine on my MH.

    I didn't say it was similar, I said it plays very similar.
    Also a PF protector is not dull.

    #122 5 months ago
    Quoted from jawjaw:

    Didn't realize these glued to the pf. I thought they just dropped right over. I imagine if you manufactured pins with hardtops from the start you could screw them down in places to make them easier to remove.

    Their self adhesive, I think if they were screwed down, there would be nothing to keep the dirt out,
    and screws would probably make it bow, and never lay totally flat.

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