Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally managed to finish up my Cirqus Voltaire project. I originally purchased this CV back in February from pinballx (great guy to work with). While it was in pretty good condition it was in need of a deep cleaning, which led to replacing some damaged star posts, which led to pulling some cracked plastics, which led to stripping the entire top playfield naked (you all know how that goes). The living room was in disarray for about a month and I may have been scolded more times than it was worth, but she’s finally finished!
I rebuilt the pop bumpers, rebuilt the flippers, rebuilt the boom balloon, replaced the ring master, ring master top plate, “WOW” decal and hole protector, all new target switches, new slingshot arms, auto eddy micro controller replaced, all new plastics, posts, LEDs, PETG washers on slingshots and plastics, white rubbers, lots of replacement stickers and polished just about everything screwed to the playfield… It was a lot of fun and went much easier than I had anticipated.
My brother and I removed all of the hardware from the machine and painstakingly painted it with a Electric Blue Metallic Flake, trying to match the lightning on the outside of the cabinet as closely as possible. Everyone has done the purple powder coat and I felt it was time to mix it up and try something new with the electric blue. The “purists” may gasp, but if there was ever a pin to do it to, CV is it! Painting the hardware also allowed us to hit the plastic scrolls which came out looking pretty amazing. Unfortunately, the pictures just don’t do the colors justice, but for anyone coming out to the PinCrossing tournament this Saturday, I’ll be “debuting” the pin there. I believe there are a few spots left so get in while you can!
Down the road I would like to do a full strip and re-decal on the cabinet, but for now, this will have to do until I have more time and money. Thanks for looking, here are some shots of the finished product :