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----- Creed of the low end pin man --------------

By dasvis

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    #401 8 months ago

    If the paint has a tacky appearance, he can buy an acrylic paint tester at any home improvement store in the paint department. Lots of great products to remove acrylic paint.

    #402 8 months ago

    I just clean mine with simple green. Love that natural patina.

    #403 8 months ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    If the paint has a tacky appearance, he can buy an acrylic paint tester at any home improvement store in the paint department. Lots of great products to remove acrylic paint.

    Exactly. As a painting contractor and I prefer to just test with denatured alcohol and a clean rag. You know within seconds when it either gums up (if it’s acrylic) or not (oil base).

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    #404 8 months ago

    How many of my fellow LEP-ers will jump in the truck when they get off work drive 3 hours one way and back home for a good deal and be up at 6 am for work? I’m guessing most all of us.

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    #405 8 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    How many of my fellow LEP-ers will jump in the truck when they get off work drive 3 hours one way and back home for a good deal and be up at 6 am for work? I’m guessing most all of us.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Yep! I might even get up at 4 am to start working on it.

    #406 8 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    How many of my fellow LEP-ers will jump in the truck when they get off work drive 3 hours one way and back home for a good deal and be up at 6 am for work? I’m guessing most all of us.[quoted image][quoted image]

    One of our favorite EM's and in my restoration queue. Just need to find a good backglass for it.

    #407 8 months ago

    LEP's must be dedicated....

    #408 8 months ago

    So i picked up a super nice road kings for 1k a few weeks back. Just loving this thing. So simple, yet addictive. Timed lock shots. Cool music and sound effects. Flashers galore!

    For me, more simple pins are best. Easier objectives. All about getting the high score and less about completing modes, etc. Simple pinball is best.

    ROAD KINGS!

    #409 8 months ago
    Quoted from Blackbeard:

    So i picked up a super nice road kings for 1k a few weeks back.

    Not to be a kill joy, but $1000 to a true LEP man is like 4~5 machines...

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    #410 8 months ago

    Here is a LEP unload. No grandson (my normal help) available to off load today. So why not do it like I did dirt bikes back in the day just needed a wider ramp.

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    #411 8 months ago

    Terrain-assisted unloading.. nice!

    #412 8 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Here is a LEP unload. No grandson (my normal help) available to off load today. So why not do it like I did dirt bikes back in the day just needed a wider ramp.
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    Nice, used the gutter in front of my suburban abode for same help a few times.

    #413 7 months ago
    Quoted from metallik:

    Terrain-assisted unloading.. nice!

    I have a ramp to my garage, do the same thing. Works great!

    #414 7 months ago

    Got a shuffle bowler for $175 half off the orginal price.

    #415 7 months ago
    Quoted from Bmad21:

    Got a shuffle bowler for $175 half off the orginal price.

    Killer deal!
    Let's see some photos.

    #416 7 months ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Killer deal!
    Let's see some photos.

    Hey what is this button and light do at the bottom of my alley.

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    #417 6 months ago

    The fun might only last till you get it home but the price is hard to beat. I might if it were right next door but not a 5 hour round trip.

    Are the top pop bumper caps those hard to find Williams kind?

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    #418 4 months ago

    $150 and local!

    The main water damage goes from the coin door and in a little. Paint is gone from the top of the head. PF has some planking, but the art is there and the pf looks very playable. Haven’t run my fingers down the pf yet— can’t get the lockdown bar off. The mech is totally rusted and frozen.

    Hope to be able to just clean the cabinet, evaporust the coin door, and patch under the coin box. Then get the mechanics working. The coils all look almost new. Expect the work on this to be mostly on the outside.

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    #419 4 months ago

    Love the lowercase “i” lol that could’ve easily been mistaken for a different word if not made how it was.

    #420 4 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Love the lowercase “i” lol that could’ve easily been mistaken for a different word if not made how it was.

    Can't unsee that now.

    #421 4 months ago

    #422 4 months ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    $150 and local!

    Nice solid LEP score for the short green.

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    #423 3 months ago

    Mean Green is cleaning up this LEP cabinet nicely, except for these brown stains. Possibly rust or water stains.

    Any suggestions?

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    #424 3 months ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Mean Green is cleaning up this LEP cabinet nicely, except for these brown stains. Possibly rust or water stains.
    Any suggestions?

    Jasco paint stripper would work nicely......

    #425 3 months ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    jasco paint stripper would work nicely......

    It wouldn’t take off all the paint?

    #426 3 months ago

    My biggest problem with the Low-End Pinball is that I can't just fix and play. My OCD won't let me, let them be ugly. Next thing you know it's a show quality restoration. I can't even buy an old beat up car as a A-to-B vehicle. I'll wind up doing paint correction, tune up, and detailing...lol!
    It's sometimes a curse...hahaha!

    #427 3 months ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    It wouldn’t take off all the paint?

    it's half off already.... go for it & repaint......

    #428 3 months ago

    No, I just want to get the brown stains off. The rest is fine.

    #429 3 months ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    No, I just want to get the brown stains off. The rest is fine.

    It looks like it's bare wood in a lot of spots...are you repainting that? The stains on the yellow might come off with naphtha or alcohol and a little Magic Eraser (although I don't like the way those disintegrate into white dust).
    I couldn't help it, but your comment made me think of this:

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    #430 3 months ago

    I’m not going to repaint the cabinet. I’m not set up for woodworking and don’t have a paint sprayer. On the pf, I use naphtha and follow that with 91% alcohol if necessary. This one will cleanup very nicely. Compare the two faces.

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    #431 3 months ago

    Got the Top Card on the left this week for $200. Cabinet is solid, backglass is great and playfield is dirty but not worn. Will be a clean and shop and make it a players machine.

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    #432 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    Got the Top Card on the left this week for $200. Cabinet is solid, backglass is great and playfield is dirty but not worn. Will be a clean and shop and make it a players machine.
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    Good for you. I’ve had mine 3 years now. Why didn’t you get Abra too?

    #433 3 months ago
    Quoted from schwism:

    Good for you. I’ve had mine 3 years now. Why didn’t you get Abra too?

    That shot is from my garage. The Abra was purchased a couple weeks ago and will be fully restored with a Wade Krause playfield.

    #434 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    Got the Top Card on the left this week for $200. Cabinet is solid, backglass is great and playfield is dirty but not worn. Will be a clean and shop and make it a players machine.

    Nice buy on Top card! I picked mine up about 8 years ago for $250 & it's still sitting in my "restore" area.
    It looks boring, but actually is a fun pin.

    #435 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    That shot is from my garage. The Abra was purchased a couple weeks ago and will be fully restored with a Wade Krause playfield.

    That’ll be awesome. I like your taste in games.

    #436 3 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    That shot is from my garage. The Abra was purchased a couple weeks ago and will be fully restored with a Wade Krause playfield.

    What's the matter with the original playfield?

    #437 3 months ago
    Quoted from edednedy:

    What's the matter with the original playfield?

    Good question. It looks pretty good from that picture of the part that is visible.

    #438 3 months ago

    $250...35 minute drive. Should clean up well. LEP is a race against time around here..minutes count..lol

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    #439 3 months ago
    Quoted from edednedy:

    What's the matter with the original playfield?

    It’s a bit worn. The buyer wants a new playfield and full resto. The original will be kept or sold to put into another machine that needs it.

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    #440 76 days ago

    Latest LEP pick up. 250 with pretty good pf and backglass. Otherwise needs lots of work. And yes, set up on my fully covered back patio at the moment. And fully covered with moving blankets when not working on it.

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    #441 75 days ago

    I've never played on. It looks in great shape (although the paint on the cabinet looks a bit faded ), hopefully the mechanicals are good also!

    #442 75 days ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Latest LEP pick up. 250 with pretty good pf and backglass. Otherwise needs lots of work. And yes, set up on my fully covered back patio at the moment. And fully covered with moving blankets when not working on it.

    Solid LEP buy for the short green

    #443 75 days ago

    Here’s the after shot of Top Card. Deep clean/magic eraser and two coats of wax, several gremlins chased out, etc.

    Lives again.

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    #444 74 days ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Latest LEP pick up. 250 with pretty good pf and backglass. Otherwise needs lots of work. And yes, set up on my fully covered back patio at the moment. And fully covered with moving blankets when not working on it.
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    Nice find on the Travel Time. One thing you need to do, is carefully tweak the timer. Too short between pulses and the game ends quickly. Too long between pulses and you can play all day. It's a finer line than you might think. There are a lot of ways to add time, including a fairly easy plunger shot.

    I increased mine by less than 2 seconds between pulses one time. It went from being a challenging game that usually lasted about the same length of time as a 5 ball game from that era and was very difficult to turn over, to a game that I turned over 4 times and finally just quit with 120 time units remaining

    #445 74 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    Here’s the after shot of Top Card. Deep clean/magic eraser and two coats of wax, several gremlins chased out, etc.
    Lives again.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Is it wrong I can identify the Xenon playfield on the right?

    #446 74 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    Here’s the after shot of Top Card. Deep clean/magic eraser and two coats of wax, several gremlins chased out, etc.
    Lives again.

    That is a really fun playing pin. Congrats

    #447 72 days ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    Is it wrong I can identify the Xenon playfield on the right?

    Beat me to it, I was thinking the same thing.

    #448 70 days ago
    Quoted from edednedy:

    Nice find on the Travel Time. One thing you need to do, is carefully tweak the timer. Too short between pulses and the game ends quickly. Too long between pulses and you can play all day. It's a finer line than you might think. There are a lot of ways to add time, including a fairly easy plunger shot.
    I increased mine by less than 2 seconds between pulses one time. It went from being a challenging game that usually lasted about the same length of time as a 5 ball game from that era and was very difficult to turn over, to a game that I turned over 4 times and finally just quit with 120 time units remaining

    Had one a couple of years ago. Fun game and found the timer adjustment made a big difference. Thanks.

    #449 70 days ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    Here’s the after shot of Top Card. Deep clean/magic eraser and two coats of wax, several gremlins chased out, etc.
    Lives again.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Btw, notice your metal garage door isn’t insulated. They sell foam kits, less than $200, and make a big difference in sound and temp.

    #450 70 days ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Btw, notice your metal garage door isn’t insulated. They sell foam kits, less than $200, and make a big difference in sound and temp.

    Thanks, I'll look into that!

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