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Pinball Rehab

pinball repair and restoration

 
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Scoop Repair and Cliffy Protector Installation
Just picked up a Data East Hook pinball with extremely worn scoop holes. Based on the amount of damage, and to help protect the game in the future, I decided to install Cliffy's scoop protectors (see image 1). You can purchase Cliffy protectors direct from Cliffy or through most pinball part suppliers. In image 2 you can see the temporarily installed Cliffy protectors. Note: I just noticed the right Cliffy protector is installed incorrectly. It should be rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise. The middle scoop has some minor paint wear in the...
 
 
Backbox Restoration
I recently picked up a Terminator 2 that a guy was keeping in his garage. Normally the garage thing would make me walk away, but I really like T2. In my opinion this is one of Steve Ritchie's best games. The problem is that pinball manufacturers don't seem to believe in wood primer and any exposure to moisture or humidity does a real job on the cabinet. In this case the backbox was trashed (see Images 1 and 2). Well, I needed a project at the moment, so what the hell. ...
 
 
Making Pinball Warning Labels
Although often overlooked, if you're going to go to the trouble of restoring a pinball machine I definitely think it is worth taking the time to replace the warning and notice labels. It really makes the machine look like new and the old labels are usually in pretty bad shape. The following procedure will take you through creating new labels from scanning to laminating. See the references for links to warning label files you can download if yours aren't in good enough shape to scan. You can also use this technique for coil wrappers....
 
 
Removing Playfield Mylar
There are three basic methods for removing mylar: the freeze method, the heat method and the chemical method (orange cleaner/degreaser). Each has its own pros and cons and none of the techniques can be guaranteed not to damage whatever is underneath the mylar. I have found the best method for removing playfield mylar is typically the freeze method, which I will cover in this article. Before we start though, I cannot state strongly enough that you risk damaging your playfield artwork with this or any other technique. Although if you follow the steps exactly,...
 
 
Painting Reference
In this article I will try to clarify the confusing world that is paint selection and application. Hopefully by the end you will be able to answer the question of why black is not always black. If you've ever tried to match black paint on a cabinet or backbox you know just what I'm talking about. Let me say up front that some of the terms for types of paint that should be standard, are not. In some cases the usage of the term has changed over time and in other cases it appears...
 
 
 
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