Hello, first post as I am in the planning stage of restoring my TAF machine. This is my personal machine with NO intention of ever selling it.
From my research it is a late model unit (routed but better than most) and it has a standard blue graphics head printing but a GOLD cabinet with gold legs and side rails. The play field is standard. Someone also put a Gold Rom in it.
The cabinets have some scratches/gouges/dings into the wood layer and heavy wear around the flippers (white showing). I need to glue some head cabinet plywood that is starting to de-laminate but nothing mechanically too serious. The insides are so black with filth it looks like it was in a coal mine.
My question is how should it be restored?
1) All matching Standard/Blue decals (regular model style and replacing all gold HW with Chrome)
2) All matching Gold decals (keeping/restoring all gold HW)
3) Try to keep the mixed build using new decals as it seems to have come from the factory. (I am presently not too fond of the mixed look.)
4) Skip new decals and just spot repair and hand touch up the existing artwork.
What would YOU do?
Thanks for your thoughts!