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A Whirlwind that looks like it went through a whirlwind! (Restore)

By HydrogenHuman

1 year ago


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#39 1 year ago
Quoted from DeeGor:

The CPR playfield I used had none of the topside holes pre-drilled. The art didn't line up 100% with the original, so it was difficult to get everything in the right place. It was really stressful drilling on the top side of the playfield without knowing exactly where to drill. The colors on CPR are also very dark on certain areas of the playfield to the point where blues are almost black.
Good luck on your restore.

Same issue here.

#60 1 year ago

I documented some of the issues on my WW CPR that was a second run. Hopefully they have the dimples showing on this new run better. Hopefully this is helpful: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/another-whirlwind-playfield-swap-refresh-cpr-gold-second-run

#64 1 year ago

It’s a great learning experience! You have a fun project ahead of you and will be a help to others with your findings on the new run’s hopefully improved changes.

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#116 4 months ago
Quoted from HydrogenHuman:

Here is the shiny new Whirlwind playfield from CPR!
I ordered this one as soon as they became available months ago.
I dread the thought of doing the playfield swap, since it will be my first. I know the dimples are likely way off, which is frustrating.
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Be very careful. These are known to lift large sections of clear. Tread carefully. I know from personal experience.

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#122 4 months ago
Quoted from HydrogenHuman:

So what exactly would I do then to avoid having that happen? The last thing I need is to wreck this new playfield!

Not use it unless you talk to a restorer that feels comfortable with redoing it. Not sure if Ron or anyone else has any experience with redoing one. Reach out would be my suggestion.

#130 4 months ago

On mine the clear came off near a post not a scoop, but still should not happen. Even over a year of curing...

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