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CFTBL- Fans and members welcome!!!

By vilant

7 years ago


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#4151 9 days ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

Just a heads up.... USPS isn't delivering 1st Class to AUS right now. I sent two packages early last week with no issue, and was having problems sending a package this week. Apparently AUS is on Covid lockdown as of September 3rd....
https://www.eseller365.com/usps-suspends-package-services-to-australia/

thanks for the heads up and looks like we are in lock down until mid Oct....

#4152 9 days ago

vid1900 Ok, so disaster struck. I had cleared my playfield top and bottom for clear coating. I then prepped it and gave it nice "teeth" with 800 grit as it is written in the holy grail aka Vid's Guide to Ultimate Playfield Restoration.

I took it to a professional bodywork shop to do the actual clear coating, making sure to inform them in the ways of Vid. I did mention that there could be wax left that would cause fisheye even though all holes were Dremeled clean, surface sanded 800 grit and playfield wiped twenty times with 91% alcohol. Also that they should still make sure to wipe it again with Naptha before spraying as they naturally do anyway.

Long story short, see the photos for the result. The entire playfield is perfect except for these two areas.

Now what? How do I salvage this? Replacing the playfield is not an option, I am in South Africa so the R16 to $1 exchange rate and shipping cost makes it unaffordable.

My initial response was that they should have flooded the field so that all was even and then plenty sanding.

So I am collecting the playfield tomorrow morning and will start sanding with 500 grit on a large flat sander to get it down for another attempt, hopefully, any impurities are now locked in or displeased.

Can I use my orbital sander or is that too risky, go at it manually?

Any help advice and prayers will be appreciated.

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#4153 8 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

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New playfield! It’s so beautiful…

Mirco? Did you install it as delivered or aftermarket cleared?

#4154 8 days ago
Quoted from Mellow:

Anyone know where I can get a quality Creature from the Black Lagoon Apron Decal as pictured in the USA? Or the high-quality artwork to have printed? Thanks!
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Quoted from stumblor:

Yep I've got these. Send me a pm ill send you one. No charge.

Piling on here but does this offer still stand? I'd love to get a new one... thanks

#4155 8 days ago
Quoted from bakerhillpins:

Piling on here but does this offer still stand? I'd love to get a new one... thanks

Sure send me a pm

#4156 8 days ago

So I got these pinball wizard aprons for new stern machines, they look nice. Who can do an apron for CFTBL? I would really like to get one.

#4157 8 days ago

I have to replace a few insert decals on my Creature from the Black Lagoon.
I am hoping to find the artwork so that I can laser print it on waterslide paper.
Does anyone know if it is available?

#4158 8 days ago

Where is the best place to buy ramps? I think a couple places sell them but I can only find Marco and typically they are the most expensive

#4160 8 days ago
Quoted from Mellow:

Any help advice and prayers will be appreciated.

I hope those videos can help you. Good luck

#4161 8 days ago
Quoted from bakerhillpins:

Mirco? Did you install it as delivered or aftermarket cleared?

Just gave it a good long rest to cure up and installed it, or had it installed in this case!

#4162 7 days ago

Im shopping out my game and have found a broken lane guide and for the life of me I can’t find a replacement. Has anybody possibly come across a replacement or a cross reference for this part?

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#4163 7 days ago
Quoted from Lopa:

Im shopping out my game and have found a broken lane guide and for the life of me I can’t find a replacement. Has anybody possibly come across a replacement or a cross reference for this part?
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That happened to me a few years ago...couldn't find a replacement part. If you can't find a replacement you can try what I did...I took the piece to a local welder who TIG welded the little "feet" bracket back on. It worked well and I didn't have any problems afterwards with it.

#4164 7 days ago
Quoted from Lopa:

Im shopping out my game and have found a broken lane guide and for the life of me I can’t find a replacement. Has anybody possibly come across a replacement or a cross reference for this part?
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Yes, that is a common issue with CFTBL, Guide 01-10772. I had the same issue. You can get a much better and adjustable part here:

http://www.passionforpinball.com/CFTBL_Protectors.htm

While you at it get the CLiffy protectors as well if you do not have them already.

#4165 7 days ago
Quoted from Pinrookie:

I hope those videos can help you. Good luck

Pinrookie Thank you, those videos are massively interesting and I am learning so much. Thank you!

#4166 7 days ago

So the unthinkable happened, after the body shop that had to clear coat my playfield failed to do a proper prep, I ended up with some fisheye in two spots. To fix this I had to sand as much of the new clear coat off aaaaaaand then I went from the frying pan into the fire. Sanding my playfield I went with 600 grit when I should have stuck with 800 grit and chewed into two of my insert decals pretty good. Rookie mistake and I am so pissed at myself but life goes on and now I have to fix this.

I already ordered the insert decal set but I am not sure how to approach this when it arrives.

I have seen videos where guys take the insert out and apply the decal and others that do it in place on the playfield.

If I take the insert out I can properly sand and Novus it to get rid of the rest of the old decal but I do not know if that is the right thing to do?

The insert sits in there so nice with zero gaps, I would hate to bang it out but how else do I get rid of the rest of the decal without risking sanding into the playfield?

As usual, I would appreciate advice from those that has been down this road.

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#4167 7 days ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Quoted from Mellow:

Yes, that is a common issue with CFTBL, Guide 01-10772. I had the same issue. You can get a much better and adjustable part here:
http://www.passionforpinball.com/CFTBL_Protectors.htm
While you at it get the CLiffy protectors as well if you do not have them already.

#4168 6 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

Just gave it a good long rest to cure up and installed it, or had it installed in this case!

Great thanks, I'm on the fence with getting a new PF or working over the OEM.

Where did you pick it up?

#4169 5 days ago
Quoted from bakerhillpins:

Great thanks, I'm on the fence with getting a new PF or working over the OEM.
Where did you pick it up?

Ordered it direct, last November. It arrived much quicker than I expected too!

#4170 5 days ago

I am having a strange problem with my Creature, today when I turned it on, it made a sound like a ringing telephone that lasted for about 10 seconds. It froze and was unresponsive. I cycled the power and this problem happened several times and then it booted and played normally. Now it is booting but still making the ringing noise. Any idea what this is?

#4171 5 days ago
Quoted from Deleenhe:

I am having a strange problem with my Creature, today when I turned it on, it made a sound like a ringing telephone that lasted for about 10 seconds. It froze and was unresponsive. I cycled the power and this problem happened several times and then it booted and played normally. Now it is booting but still making the ringing noise. Any idea what this is?

First things first - reseat the ribbon cables, specifically the CPU to sound card one.

#4172 4 days ago

I already have the water slide decal to cover up what is missing the question is, should I just leave the decal alone, clear over it or put Mylar over it?

I feel like Mylar is the best option but will it look lazy?

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#4173 3 days ago
Quoted from Lopa:

I already have the water slide decal to cover up what is missing the question is, should I just leave the decal alone, clear over it or put Mylar over it?
I feel like Mylar is the best option but will it look lazy?
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I think to install, touch up edges and clear is the obvious answer but certainly the hardest… Mylar will protect it for now but if you ever had to remove it it would peel the decal right up like it was nothing.

#4174 3 days ago

I decided to spot clear it, what’s the worst that can happen. Haha

Quoted from gunstarhero:

I think to install, touch up edges and clear is the obvious answer but certainly the hardest… Mylar will protect it for now but if you ever had to remove it it would peel the decal right up like it was nothing.

#4175 2 days ago

Hey Folks I have a NIB Hologram Mod with the full package of videos I am going to put up for sale. PM me if interested

#4176 2 days ago

Does anyone have the Bally Parts Catalog WMS Parts Grey 16-9562-A in PDF? I know I can see the flipbook here but would like to have the PDF.

https://fliphtml5.com/gkmlu/ansk?fbclid=IwAR34ShCVvLKJiXGx9FGVnomBSSyntMFVTZcQDjLaVdgwMaOK1wAUXaVhwdQ

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