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How to replace and re-cut a plastic backflash

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:10 pm
by widget2k4
Topic moved - Site Admin.

My ball keeps getting stuck on certain cups where the plastic has slightly split. It's annoying as it's really difficult to get it back out again. I was thinking of stripping it down and replacing the plastic. Does anyone know what sort of plastic it is I need or where to get it from?

Re: wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:24 pm
by slotalot
The back flash looks to be in quite good condition, are you sure you have the correct size of steel ball in the machine?? I would be tempted to try one a size smaller first, before I set to and stripped the machine down. !!CHEERS!!

Re: wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:20 pm
by widget2k4
Yes the backflash is in mint condition but there is a clear plastic sheet over the top which is starting to crack round certain win holes. Most of them work perfect, just the odd one. I might try a smaller ball like suggested to see what happens, thanks.
What's the easiest way to get the ball out without having to strip the thing down?

Re: wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:33 pm
by slotalot
On most allwins if you open the door you can slide the glass up and out of the top of the door frame. :D

Re: wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:54 pm
by widget2k4
Really? That simple eh, I never knew that and all these times I've been banging and rocking it to try and get the ball free.

Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:58 pm
by jingle
Wow I like that widget
Am glad your back :lol:

Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:45 pm
by widget2k4
Thanks mate :)
I am so pleased to be back, I love this forum :)

Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:23 pm
by 13rebel
If you decide to renew the plastic on your Wonders giant allwin you will need A1 size 'acetate sheet' - not easy to find in stationers or hobby shops when I looked for some. Some online retailers sell it, mostly 115 microns thick (Fred Aldous, for example). However, the original is probably thicker - it was on my 24 cup, so I went for 250 microns thick which is closer to the original. This can be obtained from: http://www.artstore.co.uk. By the time you have paid postage it is not cheap but it did the trick in my case. Should you get some and need advice on how best to make the holes we can give you ideas.

Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:39 pm
by widget2k4
Thanks for that, I am going to try a smaller ball first as suggested earlier, it's a lot less work. :)
It's only the odd cup that's cracking around so smaller ball will probably work hopefully.

Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:11 pm
by 13rebel
Bear in mind that if you use a smaller ball the game may be slightly different in that it could be easier to win? Another way might be to use a craft knife to carefully cut out the offending cracks if they are small and only around the tops of the cups. Alternatively, there may be enough room between the cups and glass for you to loosen the cups slightly and make a washer with a very small piece of paper or card. This may give you that bit of extra room for the ball to drop in.