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art blades Installed (pics)

Discussion in 'Projects & Mods' started by BMHouze, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

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    Inner cabinet art looks cool.
    Looks like it can be a real 'treat' to install.
    Anyone have experience and can shed some light?
    Looks like it would be easier or required to pull the playfield.
    Just looks like I will have to weigh the pros and cons.

    Input???
     
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    I have a few yet to install but here is one method that look promising.

     
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    I have done mirror blades on my Dr Who and Shadow. Pretty easy to install, just a couple screws. Just ordered sideblades for my Metallica and Tommy. Will let you know how they turn out.
     
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  4. Hammerbrother

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    Just do them dry. They are super easy. Ive done 3. No need to get crazy with wet method.
     
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    I find tilt graphics to be a little thiner but more forgiving when applying - no need to wet and they lift well for repositioning. Definitely easier with the playfield out and you are done in minutes. Have done quite a few with the playfield in - really depends on the playfield and how many pieces get in your way - of course the hardest spot to reach is where the crease happens.
     
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    Sorry, to be clear, Ive done 2 pin graffix in Stern machines and 1 Stern blades. All easy. I returned the Tilt graffix blades as they took over 5 week to even ship them (2mo. wait time) and they were paper thin and generally disappointing quality. Stickers really
     
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    I was under the impression the PF out will make the process much faster and easier.
    Just turns it into a 2 person job.
    Could be a good project if vacation away does not happen.

    I would be looking at stern blades. Just to pimp Aero a bit more.
     
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    I did mine solo. Playfields in. You are over thinking it. Pimp that game ;)
     
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    Wife didn't like the train on the Sterns.
    Went with the tilts.
    Will post some pics once I get them installed.
     
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    They just came in all rolled up. Full of air pockets.
    Having the nephew by for an extra set of hands.
     
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    Roll them out and put some.books or something on them overnight. Much easier to work with flat material and those bubbles (im assuming you mean wrinkles) will all flush out once flattened.
     
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    Oh wait, you went with Tilt? I dont like their product. It might not be as easy as i made it seem. I thought you went Stern or Pingraffix. Tilt are poor quality imo
     
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    My nephew said they had a decal they put on the Rav4 that was similar.
    Used a drywall knife to spread it out, no need to apply window cleaner.
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    Excellent. Looking good. I told you you were over thinking it. Easy right?
     
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    Had to pull it a few times.
    Once the top edge is lined up it was easy.
    Cut the backing in half and put down to the rails for protection when pulling now.
     
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