How to flatten the back plastic graphic card - Oliver Whales Win-a-Smarties

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keather
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How to flatten the back plastic graphic card - Oliver Whales Win-a-Smarties

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I recently acquired an Oliver Whales Win-a-Smarties machine. It’s in fairly good shape but the back plastic graphic card has some waves in it. Is it possible to flatten out the waves? Perhaps heat?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: How to flatten the back plastic graphic card - Oliver Whales Win-a-Smarties

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Hi keather, and :WELCOME: to the site.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this question has already been asked - see Flatten a plastic
backflash
in the Tips & Tricks section.
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Thanks for the quick response. I look forward to restoring my machine.....They are hard to find in Canada so I was very happy to find both the machine and this group. :D
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Nice to have you with us. I think we have at least a couple of other active Canadian members.

You'll have to decide whether the ripples on your backflash warrant the trouble and risk of the suggested heat treatment. Unless they interfere with gameplay, it may not be. If you do try it, make a digital scan first (in case of disaster) and please report back with before and after images.
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