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Around the World Project

By Silverstreak02

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#101 7 months ago

I painted the dark blue tonight. My cheap Harbor Freight airbrush gave me fits. It frequently stoped spraying and when it did work it was pulsating. I bought it a couple of years ago. It worked OK then, but not this time. Looks like I’m going to buy another one before I spray again.

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#102 7 months ago

I got my new side rails today. I found someone in my neighborhood that makes custom furniture on the side. He did a great job and solved one of the major sourcing problems I had. I experimented some with a couple of stains, but neither one is close enough. I’m not sure what to try next. I’m trying to match the color of the front rail. Let me know if you have a suggestion.

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#103 7 months ago

New side rails look nice. Surely there must be a stain color that makes it close enough to the bar? Perhaps mixing a couple of stains?

#104 7 months ago
Quoted from JimWilks:

New side rails look nice. Surely there must be a stain color that makes it close enough to the bar? Perhaps mixing a couple of stains?

I tried two stains and three polyurethanes that have the stain mixed in. I also mixed several combinations. Finally I gave up and said good enough. I went with a polyurethane with pecan stain. It’s a little too light, but will be OK after multiple coats. I’ve got three coats now and will stop at four or five.

#105 7 months ago

I put on four coats and am calling it good enough. I put them on temporarily for fit and to see what it looks like. I think it looks pretty good. I’ll use some Titebond to glue them permanently.

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#106 7 months ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

I put on four coats and am calling it good enough. I put them on temporarily for fit and to see what it looks like. I think it looks pretty good. I’ll use some Titebond to glue them permanently.[quoted image][quoted image]

The match on the color between the rails and the bar looks good.

#107 7 months ago
Quoted from JimWilks:

The match on the color between the rails and the bar looks good.

Thanks, I plan to glue them on today.

#108 7 months ago

The side rails are glued on and the box is back in the house. I sprayed the light red the other night. Next is the dark red followed by yellow.

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#109 7 months ago

Not much work, but it’s nice to see it on its legs in the game room.

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#110 6 months ago

The cabinet is almost done. Starting to look like a pin.

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#111 6 months ago

The new BG Resto back glass really adds to the game

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#112 6 months ago

I added an on/off switch to the bottom. I know it isn’t original, but I prefer it this way. The switch is a DPST so I can control two legs of the supply voltage.

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#113 6 months ago

I added the yellow tonight. Next is a coat or two of clear and using a dropper to fill in some of the low spots.

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#114 6 months ago

Yellow looks very nice. Now it's starting to look like the beginnings of a beautiful restore.

#115 6 months ago
Quoted from JimWilks:

Yellow looks very nice. Now it's starting to look like the beginnings of a beautiful restore.

Sometimes I want to give up, but I let it sit for a week and then I get going again. Thanks for the comment.

#116 6 months ago

I applied a can of Spraymax on it today to lock in the dark blue, yellow, red and dark red. Next is the light blue and the white.
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#117 6 months ago

I enjoyed catching up on this topic. Thank you for sharing. Very interesting.

#118 6 months ago

This is off topic. I’m enjoying some time at the Silverball museum.
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#119 5 months ago

It's been a while. Any update?

#120 5 months ago
Quoted from JimWilks:

It's been a while. Any update?

Nothing worth posting. I’ve been busy with life and work travel. Hopefully by next weekend I’ll spray the light blue.

#121 5 months ago

I fixed several key lines and sprayed the light blue. I mixed some regular blue into the light blue to darken it some. The white is next then back to yellow.

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#122 5 months ago

I did some of the white today. I was on the fence about the color. The white on my playfield and others I’ve seen pictures of were yellowed in various degrees. I considered mixing in some yellow to tint it some, but ultimately went with straight white since that was the color under the posts. It looks totally different and I think I’ll like it. Unfortunately I had problems again with my cheap Harbor Freight airbrush. I have three of them. The first two barely spayed any white at all. The third sprayed very heavy. I believe that’s why it is peeling in a couple of areas. I think I’ll spray the rest of the white before going back to fix the mess ups.

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#123 5 months ago

I think the pigment in white can make it a bit tougher to spray. What is your needle size? I’m using 0.5mm

#124 5 months ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

I think the pigment in white can make it a bit tougher to spray. What is your needle size? I’m using 0.5mm

I think you’re right. I’ve always had problems with white. I’m going to thin the paint when I do the rest of it. I’m not sure of the nozzle size. It’s whatever came with it.

#125 5 months ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

I did some of the white today. I was on the fence about the color. The white on my playfield and others I’ve seen pictures of were yellowed in various degrees. I considered mixing in some yellow to tint it some, but ultimately went with straight white since that was the color under the posts. It looks totally different and I think I’ll like it. Unfortunately I had problems again with my cheap Harbor Freight airbrush. I have three of them. The first two barely spayed any white at all. The third sprayed very heavy. I believe that’s why it is peeling in a couple of areas. I think I’ll spray the rest of the white before going back to fix the mess ups.

The pure white does look right to me as well.

#126 5 months ago

I painted the white today. I had a problem with the frisket not sticking and didn’t get a complete second coat. I’ll need to spray white again and somehow clean up the fuzzy edges and overspray.

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#127 5 months ago

some of the overspray will be hidden by the black on top

#128 4 months ago
Quoted from mark532011:

some of the overspray will be hidden by the black on top

You’re right, the key lines will hide most of it. I used some Naphtha to remove the overspray on the light blue. It looks fine now.

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#129 4 months ago

I finally got around to spraying a coat of Spraymax to lock things down. Next is to add the yellow to the clouds, fix some of the white and do some more key lines. This time I also filled in some low spots so I’m hoping they will sand flat.

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#130 4 months ago

I added the yellow to the clouds today. What a PITA. I need to put on another coat of white and get after those key lines. My attitude is starting to slip. I’m tired of painting.

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#131 4 months ago

I can see how the painting can become tedious after a while. Keep at it and get it done. You are doing a great job.

#132 4 months ago
Quoted from JimWilks:

I can see how the painting can become tedious after a while. Keep at it and get it done. You are doing a great job.

Thanks for the encouragement and kind words.

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#133 64 days ago

If anyone has a trick on painting perfect insert circles(black) please share it with everyone!

#134 58 days ago
Quoted from ibis:

If anyone has a trick on painting perfect insert circles(black) please share it with everyone!

My plan is to use water slide decals.

#135 55 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

My plan is to use water slide decals.

Will they be dark enough? PM when your done, Id love to see how the results came out. I have some upcoming PF restores I need to do Id love a sure fire way cleaning up the insert/black. May even pay for a bunch of them, Id pay for the materials as well as labor.

#136 55 days ago
Quoted from ibis:

Will they be dark enough? PM when your done, Id love to see how the results came out. I have some upcoming PF restores I need to do Id love a sure fire way cleaning up the insert/black. May even pay for a bunch of them, Id pay for the materials as well as labor.

I think they look OK. These are decals I used on my Jacks Open.

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#137 53 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

I think they look OK. These are decals I used on my Jacks Open.[quoted image]

Those look excellent.

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#138 34 days ago

Well it’s been a few months since I’ve done anything on this. Frankly I had lost interest, got frustrated and it was way too hot to do any painting. Now that the excuses are out of the way I filled more low spots and added a couple coats of Spraymax today. Hopefully it will be nice and flat after sanding. The last couple of nights I’ve been working on the decals. Computer work isn’t my thing so I’m going slow. Once I’m happy I’ll take the file to the print shop. I suspect that’s a month or so away. Well here are the pictures to show where I’m at now.

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#139 21 days ago

I sanded everything to flatten the surface. I also added white and black details to the rocket and the two planes. Next is adding more white details and correcting the last of the key lines.

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#140 21 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

I sanded everything to flatten the surface. I also added white and black details to the rocket and the two planes. Next is adding more white details and correcting the last of the key lines.
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That's looking great. Glad you have found your way back to this project.

#141 20 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

That's looking great. Glad you have found your way back to this project.

Agreed -- the updates are most welcome.

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#142 11 days ago

I added some white details and sprayed another can of Spraymax.

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#143 11 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

I added some white details and sprayed another can of Spraymax.
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The white is brightening it up nicely.

#144 7 days ago

There is a used playfield available in Chicago on FB Marketplace for $ 100.

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#145 7 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

I added some white details and sprayed another can of Spraymax.

How is spraymax working for you down here in the Tampa area? I get a fair amount of orange peel because I find it sets up pretty fast before it has a chance to really flow and level out. I end up spraying an extra coat and sanding till I get it where I want, but I was curious about your results.

#146 4 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

How is spraymax working for you down here in the Tampa area? I get a fair amount of orange peel because I find it sets up pretty fast before it has a chance to really flow and level out. I end up spraying an extra coat and sanding till I get it where I want, but I was curious about your results.

The Spraymax works pretty good although the only way to avoid orange peel is to go heavy. During the last session I laid done a mist coat, then a heavy wet coat that looked great. I had to go a little lighter for the third coat since the can was getting low and there is orange peel.

#147 4 days ago

I’ve been working on the water slide decals and did a test fit today using copy paper. I have to tweak a few things and get some help with the artwork on some of the inserts. I’m happy with them so far.

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