I know there is another BOP restoration thread. I'm following it as well. I have never done a "Full Restoration". God Bless the people who can/do. That doesn't mean that I like beat up games. I usually buy routed games and fix and repair them to play and look great. They are not usually "Collector's Quality", but people who come over always comment on how nice they are.
Anywhooo, in the middle of January, I started taking my Diamond Plated Bride of Pinbot apart. I purchased it from a friend who bought it pretty much like the way I found it. Fade on the cabinet but not real bad. playfield has separation around the inserts like they all do but no substantial wear. Also has a yellow heart and more of the wheel inserts are Yellow than most games.
It took me two sessions to break it down to the point i usually restore to - removing most parts from the topside and cleaning and waxing the playfield.
Here is the playfield on the rotisserie:
I take lots of pictures from lots of angles to get a feeling for how to put it back together. This is a VERY SMALL sample:
I'll take note of screw sizes as well:
Which cables plug in where:
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