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Vid's Guide to Ultimate Playfield Restoration


By vid1900

6 years ago



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Post #7 Playfield damage assessment. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #8 Insert damage assessment. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #34 How to sand your new inserts flat. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #35 Cleaning old glue out of the insert holes. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #38 Prime the insert with 3M Plastic Primer before gluing. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #60 Repairing Insert Ghosting - fill, clean, remove bubbles, cover. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #61 Repairing Insert Ghosting - clamp overnight. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

Post #76 Source for needles - https://www.dispensinglink.com/needles.html Posted by rancegt (6 years ago)

Post #84 Air brush information. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)


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#590 5 years ago

So I had to remove and repair this insert on high speed-- not sure what happened to it but it looked like someone took a dremel to it. I had to sand it down quite a bit to be smooth again, but now it sits below the surface of the playfield. In the picture, it's not glued down, just sitting there.

My question is, will I be able to get it to sit flush when I put glue in?

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#593 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

How much did you sand off the face?
You want to be careful, because if you sand it thin, it will crack when a ball strikes it.
You can rough up the sides and glue it flush with epoxy, but if it is too thin, just replace it.

Don't know how much I took off but here's how much is left. image-879.jpg

#598 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

when you glue those hotdog inserts back in. put a block of something on the top and push from the back to get them to glue flat to the surface of the playfield. Should be easy to even out the edges then and should be no problem.

D'oh! I reglued before seeing this--would have been helpful. My method ended up working out okay in the end, but yours would have been easier.

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