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1979 Bally KISS restore .Fire damage pin is now done


By tatman9999

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Got a Bally KISS in bad shape. Was in a house fire. I am doing Cabnet stencils, Playfield overlay, I got a new back glass, new plastics, New targets, new drop targets, have a lot of work to get it working. Game doesn’t turn of at all. I have New reflecter board, New Altec led board. Still need main board.

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#2 1 year ago

More of the playfield

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#3 1 year ago

I removed all the inserts and sanded the playfield down. I glued all the inserts in and clear coated to level.

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#4 1 year ago

I installed a overlay. Had to cut every hole in the insert.

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#5 1 year ago

I then clear coated with auto clear over the playfield

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#6 1 year ago

I have sanded the cabinet down and primered white.

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#7 1 year ago

I painted the white and did the first step orange with the stencils. I plan to clear coat it with auto clear then do the 2nd step (black) of the stencils. Pulling the stencil up did pull some white up. I will have to go back and sand and touch white up. That’s why I decided to clear before doing the black.

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#8 1 year ago

I sanded and painted the apron.

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#9 1 year ago

Used pinball pimp stencils.

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#10 1 year ago

Last stencil is on(black) I did 2 coats of clear. Will sand tomorrow and re clear.

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#11 1 year ago

Excellent work!

#12 1 year ago

LOVE seeing restores like this!! Especially to KISS...the first pin I ever played. Fantastic work and looking forward to the finished product.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

LOVE seeing restores like this!! Especially to KISS...the first pin I ever played. Fantastic work and looking forward to the finished product.

Lot more work to be done.

#15 1 year ago

Second coat of clearin the cabinet.

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#16 1 year ago

New side rails. Leg protectors, have new legs. Cleaned wire harness.

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#17 1 year ago

Nice job saving this classic! Not even a fire can stop you.

#18 1 year ago

Whoa. What a nice job. Very impressive.

Did you use the same clear on the pf and cabinet?

#19 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing , love to see how you restored a classic!

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from djblouw:

Whoa. What a nice job. Very impressive.
Did you use the same clear on the pf and cabinet?

I used the same clear DuPont chromo clear.

#21 1 year ago

Head is sanded and primed. Stencils is next.

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#22 1 year ago

New legs,bolts,levelers .

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#23 1 year ago

Beautiful work! Nice to see another classic rescued!

Shawn

#25 1 year ago

Looks great! It'll look awesome lined up next to the Stern Kiss.

Did you use a Classic Arcades overlay for the PF? I was considering one for mine, until I noticed the difference in fonts they used in the matrix section, which kind of disappointed me. There's not really any other options at this time until CPR gets the Kiss playfield project out of the Boutique Zone and into production. I was able to get some help with mine and reproduce the original font using a rub-on transfer method before clear-coating.

Here's an original PF above and a Classic Arcades overlay below detailing the font differences.

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#26 1 year ago

Yes it is a overlay from classic arcade. I have a playfield in order from CPR also. But I am happy with the overlay. I did not notice the font.

#27 1 year ago

First coat on orange

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#28 1 year ago

Looks like a machine that anybody would be proud to own!

#29 1 year ago

Back box installed. New back glass. 2 new boards altec.

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#30 1 year ago

Back box before and after

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#32 1 year ago

You're a brave man Bob. Hard to believe this is the same machine you started from, progress is looking fantastic.

#33 1 year ago

You should feel very proud that’s really special

An inspiration

#34 1 year ago

Getting Playfield back together. Titan rubbers, new plastics, new drop targets.

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#35 1 year ago

Cleaning all the parts with ultrasonic cleaner and polisher.

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#36 1 year ago

All new switches and targets next

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#37 1 year ago

I can smell that new paint from here.

#38 1 year ago

Looks gorgeous! Is this machine for your own collection or are you planning to sell it?

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Looks gorgeous! Is this machine for your own collection or are you planning to sell it?

I will keep it for a little while.

#40 1 year ago

The metal rings under the bumper caps .. that doesnt look right. Should they be that low or something ?

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from allknowing2012:

The metal rings under the bumper caps .. that doesnt look right. Should they be that low or something ?

The bottom is not hooked up yet.

#42 1 year ago

Looking hot, keep up the great work!

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Looking hot, keep up the great work!

Thanks Atari. You do some awesome work to.

#44 1 year ago

VERY nice work indeed! Makes me miss my Bally KISS

#45 1 year ago

Great work Bob! I hope I have a nice game for you to clear again one day!

#46 1 year ago

All new switches and targets installed. Stripped the spinners. Painting white the decals going on.

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#47 1 year ago

Apron installed

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#48 1 year ago

I love watching this thread, looking great!

#49 1 year ago

Might be interested if you decide to sell......kind of missing mine

#50 1 year ago

That's one sexy Phoenix. Amazing effort

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