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  • Filling the gap again on some Brunswick capping.

    We have white(ish) plastic PVC capping from brunswick for our underlanes and its cracked down the middle none of them are all the way end to end but I'm a little worried its only a matter of time before a foot goes through. I tried Oatey PVC cement (yes I used the cleaner/primer) and the Oatey red jar all purpose stuff but nothing seems to hold up. Anyone have a repair suggestion or are we stuck with 800 bucks a section replacement costs?
    When you know what to do, everything is easy.

  • #2
    Can you get some decent gauge tin and pop rivot it on the backside. Sheet metal guys can bend it if needed.


    • #3
      I guess I could if there was a big enough flange on the rivet to not pull through the PVC... I'd still have to trim it to fit up in there. HMM ill take one off and post a pic tomorrow.
      When you know what to do, everything is easy.


      • #4
        I have a guy down the street (sheetmetal place) that can make anything. Shear it and bend it. Got to be cheaper to fix than replace. I would use 3/16 rivot (large head) and a washer on the backside.


        • #5
          I do not allow my people to chase deadwood down the capping unless there is no other choice

          Have them throw a ball to and correct the score


          • #6
            I disagree with throwing a ball at deadwood. If the head of the pin is facing the bowler, the head of the pin is forced down into the gutter...possibly cracking the gutter. Even if you instruct them to throw the ball slow...other bowlers will see it and throw at their deadwood without being told. They might not throw the ball slow and the end result is broken gutters over time.

            My mechanics catch all deadwood from the back. They also note what gutter it was in and which way it was facing. This can help determine how it got there. The best way to "clear" deadwood is to be sure it doesn't happen. JMO
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