Hi! I have Gottlieb Jumping Jack I am trying to get up and running. I was originally just going to clean it and get it working, but I am noticing that these inserts in particular are quite cupped. I think that they will affect the ball and probably wear pretty quickly if not addressed.
What should I do to make this game playable?
I have no experience clear coating, but have read about dropping clear into cupped inserts. Is this a good idea without clearing the whole playfield? I was thinking that I could remove the inserts and fill them with clear and then reinstall them. It seems like if I dropped the clear in while they were installed the sanding would be pretty tricky without clearing the whole playfield. How hard is it to remove inserts on a Gottlieb of this era?
I hope to get this game up and running soon and don't want it to be too big of a project, but I would hate to see it get excessively worn or play poorly.
What do you guys think? Any tips for me?