(Topic ID: 156635)

Amazing Spider-Man playfield restoration


By dyopp21

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Some photos of my progress on The Amazing Spiderman
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#2 3 years ago

looking great!

#3 3 years ago

Damn! Great job.

What's the camera thing you're using?

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Damn! Great job.
What's the camera thing you're using?

Do you mean the scanner?

#5 3 years ago

How did you remove the background paint so perfectly to the black line edges of the characters?

#6 3 years ago

Great work! I have an Amazing Spider-Man with a few wear spots as well; mainly up by the three kick-out saucers.

#7 3 years ago

Wow. So it creates a decal overlay basically? Amazing! I wish I knew how to do this stuff better

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Do you mean the scanner?

I think. haha

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from konghusker:

Wow. So it creates a decal overlay basically? Amazing! I wish I knew how to do this stuff better

Not quite that easy. The scanner just scans what is there. You'll have to then go into an image editing tool (illustrator or photoshop) to fix everything wrong in the scanned image. Then print the finished decal on decal paper, cut it out, position it, paint the keylines on the edge of the paper (so you don't see white), and protect the decal with either mylar or clear coat.

Here's the process I used: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-touchdown-playfield-repairs-with-waterslide-decals

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Not quite that easy. The scanner just scans what is there. You'll have to then go into an image editing tool (illustrator or photoshop) to fix everything wrong in the scanned image. Then print the finished decal on decal paper, cut it out, position it, paint the keylines on the edge of the paper (so you don't see white), and protect the decal with either mylar or clear coat.
Here's the process I used: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gottlieb-touchdown-playfield-repairs-with-waterslide-decals

Thanks for the link...I must have missed that thread but that is exactly what I am trying to learn how to do...

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from markp99:

How did you remove the background paint so perfectly to the black line edges of the characters?

I used a dremel with the router attachment.

#12 3 years ago

That is Amazing - Mine has a few marks up top and a bit of planking by MJ and JJ, but I wouldn't have the guts to do this. Kudos on the job and the nerve.

#13 3 years ago

Definitely a cool, fun project but not the way a playfield should be "restored".

If you don't achieve the same levels, the game will play very poorly as the ball rolls from wood to decal and back again. This technique has been used by Treasure Cove for years and results in a game that looks decent at first glance, but is noisy (you can actually hear the ball switch from decal to wood) and doesn't play well.

#14 3 years ago
Quoted from MrDo:

Definitely a cool, fun project but not the way a playfield should be "restored".
If you don't achieve the same levels, the game will play very poorly as the ball rolls from wood to decal and back again. This technique has been used by Treasure Cove for years and results in a game that looks decent at first glance, but is noisy (you can actually hear the ball switch from decal to wood) and doesn't play well.

I agree. This is not the way to do it unless you are willing to take the additional step of creating a custom acrylic overlay for the entire playfield to overcome the differences in the materials, which is exactly how I will proceed when I'm done fixing all of the artwork and inserts. This is my third restore in this manner. (I've done a Firepower, Hot Line and now this) The first two play wonderfully.

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#15 3 years ago

The Firepower in the previous photo was chewed up around the slingshots. Pretty close to invisible now.

#16 3 years ago

New inserts in place and working on the overlays.

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#17 3 years ago

wouldnt clearcoating give you a flat and even surface and eliminate the wood to decal to wood thing ?

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from archaik:

wouldnt clearcoating give you a flat and even surface and eliminate the wood to decal to wood thing ?

From what I've seen, some restorers clear the playfield to level it out and lock in the old paint, then repaint, then clear over that. I'm guessing the OP doesn't really have access to clear (but correct me if I'm wrong in this assumption)

#19 3 years ago

I don't know how to do clear, so I create a custom polycarb overlay (I just posted a video of the results)

#20 3 years ago

This is really nice work.

I agree that you could easily level this out with 2-PAC.

OP - I would also love it if you would do a series on how you make your polycarb overlay! This is why I love Pinside - learning new and different techniques that one can use to restore this beautiful art! Nice work

#21 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinterest:

This is really nice work.
I agree that you could easily level this out with 2-PAC.
OP - I would also love it if you would do a series on how you make your polycarb overlay! This is why I love Pinside - learning new and different techniques that one can use to restore this beautiful art! Nice work

Pinterest- I've already done a video on creating a polycarb overlay and just posted it to pinside.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/creating-a-custom-playfield-protector-video#post-3092616

Enjoy!

#22 3 years ago

Nicely done! I repaired the same field of orange under Spiderman on my ASM in similar fashion with Photoshop. Seems like it took forever to color match both the orange and purple on my printer. Wish I had found this thread sooner .. I could have shared some of my decals with you

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