Making some decent progress on Playboy I recently picked up. I was just going to touch up the original playfield, do some new drop targets etc & call it good.... but somehow one thing led to another & it has taken on a life of it's own, with way too much time (& $) consumed.
The cabinet was faded pretty heavy & that's where it all started.... I decided I needed to fix that....
So I stripped the cabinet & back box to bare wood, touched up the corners etc. Repainted with Classic Arcades stencils which cost me 3X more time than if I had a set of Pinball Pimp's... new stainless side rails, new nails, polished all the coin door trim & hardware, new coin door skin, gutted the coin op mechs, new shooter rod, new flipper buttons, flipper switches etc. Bead blasted the legs & did them in gloss black as a personal preference to match all my other Ballys, polished the leg bolts, new levelers.
Backglass was extremely nice original, but had some funky staining on the front of the glass, which no chemical would touch, ended up spending hours polishing it with rubbing compound to get whatever it was off. Polished lift trim, along with any & all other metal on the game...
The original PF was not horrible, but I wanted something nice(r) So bought a spare roached PF & stripped it to bare wood, all new inserts etc. Then bought an OLD mylar overlay off of eBay, at least 10-15 years old made by a company no longer in business. I liked the colors on it better than the Classic Arcades vinyl overlays that are still avail on eBay.... The blues especially on the new ones are way too light for my taste.
So installed overlay, fit about like a typical overlay (not perfect, but what are you going to do) & put 4 coats of clear on, wet sanded 600/800/1000/1500/2000/3000 rubbing compound & good wax job. Pretty happy with it for an overlay. Colors look sharp.
New CPR plastics, new targets, pop bumpers/caps, LEDs, rubbers, flippers, all new Faceted Posts. I prefer the look of the faceted posts to the original ribbed posts, but of course this game uses 1 1/8" posts & faceted tall posts are avail in 1 3/16", so had to trim 1/16" off of top of every post to make it work.
Now just down to transferring the electronics on the underside of PF & getting it back to playing condition. Hopefully should be all finished in another week or so..... I'll post more pics when it's all done & playing.