Ms Pac Man Kick Plate
What is a kick plate? A kick plate is generally a strip of rubber or plastic that runs along the front bottom of an arcade machine. Its primary purpose is to protect the front of the game since people have a tendency to kick the front, or rest their foot on it. If you look at the picture, you can see the kick plate on my Ms. Pac Man.
A local company here called AZ Arcade Games has produced a reproduction of this kick plate which fits most arcade games. If you are unsure if it will fit your game, drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . They are friendly and responsive.
The texture is slightly different than my Ms. Pac, however, since the replacement isn't painted, this could account for the difference. Its nothing major, just something I noticed while handling it.
The only issue that I would be concerned about with this method is that you'll have a hell of a time trying to remove it later if you need to. However, with that said, its highly unlikely that you would need to. Most of these games will be in a good environment and probably won't be abused.
If you're looking for a smaller version for the Mini games, you're in luck as they just told me that they now have those in stock.
The cost of the kick plate is $35 plus $5 for Priority 2 day shipping on the first 2. There are no discounts on quantity due to the low cost. They can also accept PayPal if you wish to pay that way.
To order, contact Darin Jacobs at Phoenix Arcade
If your kick plate is trashed, or has seen better days, I would highly recommend picking one of these up!