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By Blackbeard

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

I saw a few posts on this topic and most say to either heat up the area and pull, then use some goo gone to get up residue.

My 2 questions are these:

1. Do I have to pop off the spinning tiles from below to do this? (i'm not thinking I do). Just concerned that using the goo gone afterwards will seep below pf if I don't.

2. Best way to "lay" the new decals down? They are circles and I can see it being difficult to line up the new decals uniformly over the circular tiles.

Any advices?

Thanks!


#2 2 years ago

Main this is be careful with what ever you do or use on the playfield.

If unsure, I'd remove the disc unit and do it outside the game.

LTG : )


#3 2 years ago

My old discs were so worn that they were smooth. I had your same concerns and ended up putting the new ones on top of the old ones. I have not had any trouble.


#4 2 years ago

I just peeled the old ones right off and cleaned the old adhesive off with alcohol.Took about 10 minutes total.


#5 2 years ago

Seems to me I've seen a few replacement decals, some that are smooth like a sticker, and others that have a bit of grip to them. Does anyone have leads on where to find the ones with grip?

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
http://www.ElephantEater.com


#6 2 years ago

I got mine at Bay Area amusements.


#7 2 years ago

Replaced mine on WW recently (and replacing the one on the pizza in TMNT tonight).

Available from bayareaamusements.com. They are a bit textured so the ball will spin when hit. Use a razor blade to get a hold of the edge then pull slowly. Cutting a big X in the middle helps to grab hold of chunks of it. Once it's off use alcohol to get rid of the left over adhesive. Pull the backing off new decal, hold it a centimeter above the plastic disk, then plop it down. Easiest way to get it centered because the decal is not the most precise thing ever and neither is the spinner, it won't go all the way to the edge on all sides.


#8 2 years ago
Bischt said:

Use a razor blade to get a hold of the edge then pull slowly. Cutting a big X in the middle helps to grab hold of chunks of it. Once it's off use alcohol to get rid of the left over adhesive.

Exactly what I did.
Worked perfectly.

And i bought the textured decals from Curly at Little Shop of Games.


#9 2 years ago
Bischt said:

Use a razor blade to get a hold of the edge then pull slowly. Cutting a big X in the middle helps to grab hold of chunks of it. Once it's off use alcohol to get rid of the left over adhesive. Pull the backing off new decal, hold it a centimeter above the plastic disk, then plop it down. Easiest way to get it centered because the decal is not the most precise thing ever and neither is the spinner, it won't go all the way to the edge on all sides.

Do this!

No heat, no goo gone, no taking the spinner units out of the game. I did this and didn't even have any left over adhesive on the disks (but I still cleaned them with alcohol).

--Luke


#10 2 years ago

Has anyone had any experience with comparing the textured decals between Little Shop of Games and Bay Area? I'd like to get some good grip on there so the ball really moves.

Best,
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
http://www.ElephantEater.com


#11 2 years ago

So just replaced them. Took all of 15 mins.

Plastic razor blade on the edges and they peel right off with no residue. I did clean the spinners with naphtha and then applied new ones

Looks terrific!!! image.jpgimage.jpg (Click image to enlarge)


#12 2 years ago

Lookin' good!

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
http://www.ElephantEater.com


#13 2 years ago
RyanClaytor said:

Seems to me I've seen a few replacement decals, some that are smooth like a sticker, and others that have a bit of grip to them. Does anyone have leads on where to find the ones with grip?
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
http://www.ElephantEater.com

The ones from Classic Arcades on Ebay really grip the ball and fling it around.Sometimes it really pisses me off cause it will fling it right down the middle after you hit the millions shot.They really put alot of spin on the ball.


#14 2 years ago

I just put mine on and they do not go all the way to the edges like the original ones. Is this okay?


#15 2 years ago
seshpilot said:

I just put mine on and they do not go all the way to the edges like the original ones. Is this okay?

Where were your's from?


#16 2 years ago

Mine didn't either but they look fine


#17 2 years ago

Mine were from BAA


#18 2 years ago

Me too. I don't think they're way off. Just a tad small. Really can't tell. I'd buy again.



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