The ABSOLUTE BEST protection that you can buy to protect the playfield around your Road Show Start City event target hole.
I know that there are other protectors out there for the Road Show Start City Event target hole, but most of them only protect the hole on the bottom of the playfield. What good does it do to protect the bottom of the playfield? This is one of the only Protectors that will protect the top of the playfield where all of the damage and wear occurs. And because the Start City Event target hole is so prominent on the playfield, the damage and wear around this hole shows up so much and looks terrible. Look at the picture without the Protector. YUCK!!!
Now if you are like me, your first question is, “Is this going to make the Start City Event shot harder to hit?” As I have played my Road Show with the Protector in place for several months now, I have noticed no difference at all in hitting the Start City Event target, and it has brought me great joy to know that there will be no further damage to the Start City Event hole.
I spared no expense in having these made. The shop started with a flat piece of stainless steel. It was then bent into an “L” channel. Then they used a very expensive jig and a big press to bend these into the “U” shape. The shop was very careful to make sure the radius on the corners was smaller than the pinball, so that it would not affect game play.
Then they were placed into another jig and pressed flat. Then another press to have the holes punched. And finally, they were placed into a tumbler polisher for 48 hours to give them a nice shine. The cost to have the tooling and jigs produced to make these Protectors was several thousand dollars!!! But only the best is good enough for my beloved Road Show. How about your beloved Road Show?
Installation is simple. Raise the playfield and remove the two nuts that hold the Start City Event bumpers and banner in place. Then lower the playfield and lift up on the Bumper Posts until there is enough space to slide the Protector into place. Then replace the Posts, raise the playfield and replace the two nuts. This takes about 5 minutes and is very easy.
How much more wear and tear do you want on your beloved Road Show playfield before you finally do something to prevent it?