I am an official member of The Black Knight Club. I like that. Sounds cool.
I bought mine a few months back and it was a case of the good, the bad and the very ugly. The playfield looks great but the cabinet was carved and the wiring under the playfield was so scary I didnt even turn it on. I have never dove this deep into a pin but knew what had to be accomplished before I would be satisfied. After what seems like 1,000 hours of sanding I finally have it prepped for the stencils and a new bottom installed. I taught myself to solder correctly on this pin and went thru every connection, replacing the electrical tape with heatshrink to complete it. I bought a decent buffing wheel set up and currently in the process of making things shiny again. Oh yeah, I discovered that there are do's and don'ts to buffing.
I have to say that even though I have owned pins for over a dozen years I have learned more about them by tearing into Black Knight and attempting to bring it back to life. Although I have slowed down quite a bit lately, this thread has motivated me again to get back to it. I just hope I will be able to put it all back together again. I know I can count on my fellow Black Knight Club members for assistance.
This pic always gives me pinwood!