My new winter project: Stripping out the playfield for clear coat/touch up and refresh. I don't have the energy to put into restoring the cabinet and I'm already waiting for one cabinet for another machine. So a cabinet restoration will wait until another time or year. The playfield is generally good condition and certainly another example of reimports (This is a German one) aren't always in the worst shape. This machine was in pretty good shape when I picked it up over 5 years ago. I paid $2500 and needed the right ramp (A support was broken but it really didn't need it) since the machine was in really good shape I figured it deserved it, broken snack bar and KISS plastics like most all. And the far right vertical row was out on the DMD. I replaced them all right after getting the machine and even though it was really clean when I got it, I shopped it and put in a LED kit. The hologram is green and forgot all about me putting in a green Pinbits mirror way back when. The only repairs I've done to it in five years: trough kicker needed new sleeve, broken wire on playground VUK, and reflow a light board or two. I did replace the other ramps and a new window over the years. I forgot just how nice the snackbar hole was as a Cliffy was installed when I bought the machine as well.
I'll be taking the time to clean, polish, and/or replace any worn or broken parts while the playfield is out and getting done by HSA. Some of the LED's are older as can be seen so I'll be updated to frosted and premiums where needed. I also plan to put in a LED ColorDMD while refreshing the machine. It has Jeff Thompson's lighted speaker panel mod with the CPR reflective plastic. It hasn't been shopped since I bought the machine and actually doesn't look too bad. Starting tonight, I've begun the project. Pictures will be following as progress moves along.