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Any paint job is better than bare wood... Any paint job is better than bare wood... Hot

During a discussion on one of the pinball forums about touching up a playfield, I was told that any paint job is better than bare wood.  After looking at the photo of this firepower (image 1) I'm not sure how anyone could make that argument.  At least bare wood has character.

The paint job actually looked much worse in person.  I can never imagine the thinking behind this kind of hack-job, but here's my best guesses.  Pick your favorite.

  • I don't have any red paint, but maybe that red food dye will work.
  • My 4 year-old is driving me nuts.  If I let him paint the pinball maybe that will keep him out of my hair for a while.
  • Just because I'm color-blind doesn't mean I can't match paint colors.
  • Perfect.  No one will ever notice.
  • Since my wife got the pinball in the divorce, what can I do to trash it first?
  • I'll just pretend that's the way it's supposed to look.
I've added a couple of other examples for your pleasure.

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Any paint job is better than bare wood...
Any paint job is better than bare wood...
Any paint job is better than bare wood...