Photos: 1973 Gottlieb King Pin Repair & Restoration Thread

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Photos: 1973 Gottlieb King Pin Repair & Restoration Thread


By goldenboy232

1 year ago



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#51 11 months ago

Nice job on the webbing, I also like your Coke sandwich board, cool for hi-scores.

#52 11 months ago
Quoted from Ralph67:

Nice work too Goldenboy with the resto, the webbing looks great btw . one of the best drop target games..

Thank you!

#53 11 months ago

Posted to wrong thread. Heh heh...ignore Quick draw photos....

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#54 11 months ago

I’m about to apply splatter and use pimp stencils myself. I was thinking of applying lacquer between splatter and applying stencils to try and lock down the splatter. Do you think this would help?

#55 11 months ago

I think its probably important to ask what the splatter was. If its an automotive style paint and you sanded prior it should be locked down. If its acrylic on a shiny surface that’s probably a different answer.

#56 11 months ago
Quoted from tomds:

I’m about to apply splatter and use pimp stencils myself. I was thinking of applying lacquer between splatter and applying stencils to try and lock down the splatter. Do you think this would help?

I haven't had problems with my spatter coming off as a result of using the stencils, or otherwise. The webbing was another matter, but that's a totally different kind of paint. I think you'll be fine. The Pimp stencils say not to use lacquer paint with them, so even though you'd be using it as a protective layer first, I might worry that the stencil material could react poorly to it. Just my opinion.

I did use black lacquer for the spatter itself, and it turned out fine. My Atlantis restoration thread details it a bit more.

#57 11 months ago

Nice work. I'm not very good at playfield color matching. Takes a lot of patience.

#58 11 months ago

Funny how we treat the outside of the cabinet (I do too) as we want it to look as nice as the rest of machine
but these machines were built with crap plywood and cheaply stenciled with probably the cheapest paint there was.
(reason behind the spatter/webbing)
Honestly,I never noticed the paint scheme of any pinball machines when I played them back in the 70's and they were crammed side by side anyway.
Who would of thought then about lacquers, detail and webbing

3 weeks later
#59 10 months ago

The game is finished and looks / plays fantastic! I learned my lesson on webbing (first try) and will use more lacquer thinner next time so more of it sticks and less pulls off with the application of the Pinball Pimp stencils.

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I also picked up a second King Pin today in Austin and will begin a new restoration thread on that. That one will be for sale...

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