Removing old Playfield Inserts

AndyB53

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Well I have got my next "project" machine (thank you Tommy you have restored my faith) A Flintstones. It is about to undergo a full restore and have already ordered the Colour DMD Cabinet decals and Chrome Siderails. One small problem on playfield. 3 inserts have worn away. I have ordered some new ones from the States but can anyone recommend a sensible way to remove the old ones without causing too much damage to the Playfield? Gentle use of a heatgun maybe?? Advice appreciated
 

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can anyone recommend a sensible way to remove the old ones without causing too much damage to the Playfield? Gentle use of a heatgun maybe?? Advice appreciated

Score round the edge of the insert from the top, heat from below with a heatgun or hairdryer (less risky with the hairdryer but will probably take a bit longer) and then tap out from below with a hammer and suitable sized punch (sockets from a socket set can work well) :thumbs:
 

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Score round the edge of the insert from the top, heat from below with a heatgun or hairdryer (less risky with the hairdryer but will probably take a bit longer) and then tap out from below with a hammer and suitable sized punch (sockets from a socket set can work well) :thumbs:


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Score round the edge of the insert from the top, heat from below with a heatgun or hairdryer (less risky with the hairdryer but will probably take a bit longer) and then tap out from below with a hammer and suitable sized punch (sockets from a socket set can work well) :thumbs:
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Any recommended adhesives to use when installing the new inserts?

Above tips worked well for getting the old ones out, thanks!


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