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2021 - Shadow Resto

By Jjsmooth

31 days ago


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#1 31 days ago

I'll be documenting the restoration of a Bally Shadow. Nice game, owner going with the alternate cabinet decals and CPR playfield.

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#2 31 days ago

Fairly clean machine to start with.

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#3 31 days ago

Have some battery leakage that will need to be addressed.
And nvram installed

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#4 30 days ago
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#5 30 days ago

New CPR on the rotisserie.

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#6 28 days ago

New solid oak siderails made and painted

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#7 28 days ago

Someone is going to get a nice Shadow.

#8 27 days ago

Thx.
Cabinet stripped of parts.
Using pro grade stripper (dont bother with the californized crap at Depot) to melt the old decals off.
You can only buy this at pro paint shops, and only by a contractor.

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#9 27 days ago

Brush it on, let it set for 15 minutes, and scrape and pull

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#10 27 days ago

Decal set from Athens95 got here yesterday

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#11 27 days ago

I'm eager to see these alternate cabinet decals.

#12 27 days ago

They are the same as what was on this machine. They are not original.

#13 27 days ago

Residual glue from decals removed with xylene and scraped with plastic blade.
Sanded with 80 grit, masked, and getting ready to apply bondo/glaze.

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#14 27 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

They are the same as what was on this machine. They are not original.

I'm not seeing what's different about them.

#15 26 days ago

3 coats auto primer applied. I'll sand this with #800 before spraying the color.

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#16 25 days ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

I'm not seeing what's different about them.

You are right. I have very little experience with this game, and since the decals matched what I knew was the alternate trans light, I just figured they were not original. My bad.

#17 25 days ago

Ah dang, I was hoping for something maybe more interesting than the original art. Project looks great so far.

#18 25 days ago

Single stage black (automotive paint) applied.

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#19 23 days ago

I had local vinyl sign shop laminate a gloss clear layer over cabinet decals. $100 well spent for feel and durability.
Not sure if phone camera will pick up.

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#20 23 days ago
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#21 23 days ago

This restoration is coming together nicely (and quickly)!

#22 23 days ago

Yes, a very nice, unabused machine to start with. Makes a big difference.

#23 23 days ago

Looking so sharp! Wow!

#24 23 days ago

Thx, nerbflong..
16 years are very impressive.

#25 22 days ago

Populating the underside of pf. All mechs rebuilt with new sleeves, wrappers, etc.
Flipper mechs are all new parts.

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#26 14 days ago

Harness cleaned and moved to new pf. Installing warm white 2 smd GI bulbs, color matched leds at inserts. And incandescent flashers.

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#27 14 days ago

I am sooo drooling over this. Nice work!

#28 12 days ago

Topside underway.
New plastics, posts, rubber, hardware, etc.

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#29 11 days ago
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#31 11 days ago

Thanks for posting. Are you not going to wire up the headlights? I was thinking about doing it to mine. Also i can't get over blue on the playfield. I know it's supposed to be that color but I still don't like it.

#32 11 days ago

I do want to light up the headlights (very cool that CPR made that happen).
Not sure I want them to be part of GI, but maybe grab juice from a controlled lamp.
I am open to suggestions, as I'm not familiar with this game (im talking to u, Chuck).

#33 11 days ago

Trying to think. It would be hard to grab a control lamp that isn’t used a lot. I don’t think any of the modes involve a car.

Maybe link it to the mystery lamp at the right saucer, or when extra ball is lit? Mystery might be better since it lights whether EBs are on or not.

#34 11 days ago

The white mongol hurry up inserts on the orbits could be a cool one too.

#35 11 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I do want to light up the headlights (very cool that CPR made that happen).
Not sure I want them to be part of GI, but maybe grab juice from a controlled lamp.
I am open to suggestions, as I'm not familiar with this game (im talking to u, Chuck).

if it were me, I would grab a couple of the old LEDs (little less bright and have more of a glow) and tie it to the GI. Would light up the headlights and still keep it kind of subtle. like the nacell mod for the old bally Star Trek

#36 10 days ago

Mini playfield replaced

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#37 10 days ago

Battlefield surround done in black nickel from Hot Rod Arcade.
Impressive piece.
I cant wait to get wireforms back from powdercoater, this is going to look great.

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#38 10 days ago
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#39 10 days ago

Looks good!

#40 10 days ago
Quoted from Tallon:

if it were me, I would grab a couple of the old LEDs (little less bright and have more of a glow) and tie it to the GI. Would light up the headlights and still keep it kind of subtle. like the nacell mod for the old bally Star Trek

Yeah, some retro-style ones from Comet that are more yellowish like an incandescent are dimmer too, they may look good tied to GI.

#41 8 days ago

Picked up powdercoated parts today.
That is a bunch of parts, can't wait to put this together.

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#42 8 days ago

Very nice! So jealous

#43 6 days ago

Sometimes things turn out better than I expected.
This is one of those.
I have black leg bolts on order.

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#44 6 days ago
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#45 6 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Sometimes things turn out better than I expected.
This is one of those.
I have black leg bolts on order.[quoted image]

Painted ones do fit better in a socket / wrench than if you have them powder coated.

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#48 6 days ago

That black armor is sick! I'm not so crazy about the gun powder coated. Also what made you go with blue flasher domes? I'm trying to picture it

#49 6 days ago

The gun looks sweet

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#50 6 days ago

Those the original grips? It does look nice!

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