Well I have been watching @cletus14 and heni1977 They have been doing great restorations. Its time for me to start showing my fumbling attempt at restoring a F-14 Tomcat . When the machine came home it had a little paint loss on the play field. Not terrible, but in direct eye site on the kill inserts. There were raised and sunken inserts as well.
Early on I damaged the paint while removing the mylar in the upper section of the play field. Luckily it was isolated to the blue color. After I had gotten my fill of the game over several months I was ready to dive into this. After the holidays or more importantly after my guests for the holidays got to play the machine. It was time.
Vids play field guides got me comfortable and I pulled the play field out of the cabinet and on the rotisserie. The goal was to change inserts, re decal, and clear coat. Easy enough right?
Once I get my thumb stick back from a friend I can start showing some pictures of this journey.