Best of Pinside Restoration Guides and Resources

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Best of Pinside Restoration Guides and Resources


By TractorDoc

8 months ago



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    #1 8 months ago

    I've found several of these guides/threads very helpful with my recent restoration.

    **----** Playfield Area **----**

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-ultimate-playfield-restoration

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cleaning-playfield-harnesses-vids-guide

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cleaning-and-waxing-pinball-machines-vids-guide

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-upgradingrebuilding-flippers

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-spraymax-2k-auto-clear-in-a-can-club

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinside-rubber-ring-database-by-themetitle

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-fixing-stripped-screw-holes-in-wood

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-safely-flatten-warped-playfield-plastic

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-even-out-a-warped-plastic

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-re-populating-playfields

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lexan-playfield-protector-install-and-review

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-rebuilding-pop-bumpers

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/making-new-ball-guides-from-scratch-vids-guide

    **----** Cabinet Area **----**

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cabinet-restoration-vids-guide

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/removing-side-rails-vids-guide

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-pimp-premium-cabinet-stencils-available-now-1

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/homebrew-webbing-step-by-step

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/“top-10”-things-not-to-do-to-a-pinball-back-glass#post-3147133

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinballplatingcom-chrome-brass-black-nickel-powder-coating

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/powder-coating-services-offered

    **----** Electronics **----**

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/replacing-line-cords-plugs-wall-sockets-vids-guide

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-quick-bally-driver-board-repair-bulletproofing

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-to-bulletproofing-williams-system-6

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/terrybs-soldering-guide-part-1

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/terrybs-guide-to-logic-probes

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/terrybs-guide-to-repairing-alkaline-battery-damage

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stripping-battery-corrosion-with-a-strong-acid

    **----** Aftermarket Parts Sources **----**

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/online-pinball-parts-shops

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/reproduction-bally-aprons

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/oak-replacement-playfield-rails-wh2o-and-taf-ready-to-ship-or-york

    https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1055-nvramweeblycom

    Feel free to post any other helpful restoration guides (I will try to keep updating the main list). I kept jumping between topics and thought it would be nice to have all the biggies in one place.

    #2 8 months ago

    Bryan Kelly’s top to bottom restoration of an IJ game is another good one

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ij-restoration-started

    #4 8 months ago

    Of course. I knew it had to be something like it somewhere.

    I was looking in the wrong place. I suppose we could focus on the non-Vid threads. . .

    3 weeks later
    #8 7 months ago

    Nothing wrong with the Marco's version -- the only thing to note is that decal does not have the chrome/mirror finish that the original decal did.

    Marcos:

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    Other Vendors:

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    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Nothing wrong with the Marco's version -- the only thing to note is that decal does not have the chrome/mirror finish that the original decal did.
    Marcos:

    Other Vendors:

    https://www.phoenixarcade.com/products/stern/stern-credit-decal

    https://www.phoenixarcade.com/products/stern/stern-coin-door-decal

    1 week later
    #10 7 months ago

    Pinside source for Bally/Stern Rectifier boards as well as other electronics:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1055-nvramweeblycom

    5 months later
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    #15 50 days ago

    Working on repopulating a playfield right now. . . of course Vid comes to the rescue.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-re-populating-playfields

    #16 49 days ago

    If clear coating your playfield is not the best option, perhaps a playfield protector is. They seem to help with playfields that have a lot of cupped inserts -- I will be using one on a Paragon in the near future.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lexan-playfield-protector-install-and-review

    Several topics on making your own:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/making-a-play-field-protector-for-my-stern-big-game

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/i-made-a-playfield-protector-self-evaulation

    #17 47 days ago

    Sources for Pinball Parts. So many options, Robin's thread does a good job of listing suppliers and some of their specialties.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/online-pinball-parts-shops

    1 week later
    #18 36 days ago

    brenna98 (Merf's Pins) has done an amazing job providing reproduction aprons -- some can still be acquired via Planetary Pinball.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/reproduction-bally-aprons

    #20 30 days ago

    Chome, Plating, and Powder coating services for pinball parts: sc93cobra / www.pinballplating.com

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinballplatingcom-chrome-brass-black-nickel-powder-coating

    **----**

    Powder coating: robertstone0407

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/powder-coating-services-offered

    Added into the "Cabinet Area" in the first post but playfield parts are offered for sale/exchange as well.

    3 weeks later
    #22 3 hours ago

    I learn something new everyday it seems here on Pinside (one many reasons why I keep coming back).
    Thanks to pacman and eh97ac for this thread:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/star-gazer-anyone-remake-the-inside-cabinet-paperwork-

    Provides a link to apron cards, cabinet information/diagrams, etc.

    Direct link to the website: http://www.pinballrebel.com/pinball/cards/

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