(Topic ID: 237533)

Apron and Upper Arch


By tscottn

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

Anyone know a source for a apron and upper arch for a Skyjump? I am thinking or replacing the ones I got as someone painted them with webbing and I dont really like the look. would rather a solid white. I think it would look much cleaner. Or should I strip and repaint then decal and clear coat? Will that even look as good as a original? Thanks.

#2 11 months ago
Quoted from tscottn:

Anyone know a source for a apron and upper arch for a Skyjump?

You could try 'wanted' in classifieds here.

#3 11 months ago

Can’t you just lightly sand it, clean it and repaint it a matched white or does it have a texture build up?

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

Can’t you just lightly sand it, clean it and repaint it a matched white or does it have a texture build up?

Yes It has a texture to it. I can sand it down, the thing I am worried about is I will need to apply a decal on the apron. http://www.pinballrescue.net/Decals_Apron_Gottlieb.html I am wondering how this will look as compared to original.

#5 11 months ago

Ebay sometimes has listings for Gottlieb EM aprons and ball arches. If you can wait, you'll see these parts listed ever month or so. But, they're sometimes hard to find in excellent condition.

You can also post at the EM Seeking Parts thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-em-seeking-parts-thread/page/98#post-4841884

#6 11 months ago
Quoted from fredsmythson:

Ebay sometimes has listings for Gottlieb EM aprons and ball arches. If you can wait, you'll see these parts listed ever month or so. But, they're sometimes hard to find in excellent condition.
You can also post at the EM Seeking Parts thread:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-em-seeking-parts-thread/page/98#post-4841884

thanks. while its not a emergency or anything, it is certainly something I would like to do eventually. So I can definitely wait a bit. I will post over at that thread too. thanks again.

#7 11 months ago
Quoted from tscottn:

Yes It has a texture to it. I can sand it down, the thing I am worried about is I will need to apply a decal on the apron. http://www.pinballrescue.net/Decals_Apron_Gottlieb.html I am wondering how this will look as compared to original.

Yeah that sucks when people do that stuff. I’m sure you’ll eventually find what you need. Like Fredsmythson said, keep checking eBay. They post tons of older pinball parts every day. It would be interesting to see a picture of the damage.

#8 11 months ago

Sky Jump originally had webbing on both areas. Are you sure it isn’t original? Can you post pictures of them?

The decals from Pinball Rescue are made well, but they look like gigantic stickers to me.

#9 11 months ago
Quoted from leckmeck:

Sky Jump originally had webbing on both areas. Are you sure it isn’t original? Can you post pictures of them?
The decals from Pinball Rescue are made well, but they look like gigantic stickers to me.

here are the pics.. maybe this is original.. idk..

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#10 11 months ago

That is original factory. The Sky Jump’s on ipdb also have it.

#11 11 months ago
Quoted from Mikala:

That is original factory. The Sky Jump’s on ipdb also have it.

Yep. You can see it on this flyer if you zoom in. I think it looks pretty good on the apron but not as much on the upper skirt. I’d love to own one of these machines.
ebay.com link

#12 11 months ago
Quoted from Mikala:

That is original factory. The Sky Jump’s on ipdb also have it.

i dont know why but i just dont like it, but I have decided to keep it since it is original and in good shape. thanks

#13 11 months ago
Quoted from Mikala:

That is original factory. The Sky Jump’s on ipdb also have it.

Also in pretty darn good condition!

#14 11 months ago
Quoted from tscottn:

i dont know why but i just dont like it, but I have decided to keep it since it is original and in good shape. thanks

FYI, you most likely will devalue the machine if you change either.

#15 11 months ago
Quoted from Mikala:

FYI, you most likely will devalue the machine if you change either.

yes, im gonna keep it. i guess it will grow on me.. ))

#16 11 months ago
Quoted from Mikala:

FYI, you most likely will devalue the machine if you change either.

I don't think you're going to lose much money on a game based on whether or not the apron and arch are original.

#17 11 months ago

You'll also notice that the playfield glass guides are red on this game. Not sure if they did that on any other game.

#18 11 months ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

I don't think you're going to lose much money on a game based on whether or not the apron and arch are original.

your right, and I actually did change my mind a few hours ago. This machine is for me and I really dont ever intend on selling it anyway, so I am going to most likely replace or repaint.

#19 11 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

You'll also notice that the playfield glass guides are red on this game. Not sure if they did that on any other game.

i did notice that.. but being a newb not sure if i really questioned it at all..)

#20 11 months ago
Quoted from tscottn:

your right, and I actually did change my mind a few hours ago. This machine is for me and I really dont ever intend on selling it anyway, so I am going to most likely replace or repaint.

I am sure you could pick up an apron and ball arch from Skip -pinjunk ebay seller for a fair price. I understand that if you do not like something every time you play the game it will bug you! Its your call and yours alone.

#21 11 months ago

I hope you'll consider saving your original apron. Once you sand and repaint, the original paint and webbing will be gone forever. It's getting harder to find original parts in nice condition. So, maybe you'll save that original apron for someone who will need it. And then you could find another apron with rough paint that you can customize to your liking. Probably some extra work to do this , but just a thought on trying to preserve some of these original parts...

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