Comet and Cyclone full restorations

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Comet and Cyclone full restorations


By Tomass

57 days ago



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#151 5 days ago

Trying to nail down the orange so I can finish this up and move to the next step. Getting close but still a little more yellow.

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#152 5 days ago

Yellow fighting a little red can be a losing battle. I poured half into another orange and then added more yellow. I think this is gonna do it. Once it dries I think it will be right on.

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#153 5 days ago

Couple more coats and these swirls will be gone. This orange mayches when hit with naptha. Then a once over tidying up all the colors. Also need to get the 1 2 3 airbrushed in. Nice to see the finish line is sight. This is my least favorite part of doing restos. I enjoy it, but it is stressfull. I find it relaxing to strip or repop a playfield. Almost therapeutic.

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#154 5 days ago

You need an earthshaker now

#155 5 days ago

I agree! We keep feeling aftershocks still. I wish I could find an Earthshaker!

#156 5 days ago

Do you have any tips on how to judge the amount or paint to mix per color. I'm thinking having a bit leftover would be good but I'm afraid of mixing up too little.

#157 5 days ago

I always judge by eye and try to make extra. Sometimes I cut it close though. Especially when it takes mutiple layers and it's still not covering ball marks or something. I started with a set of primaries and now I buy bigger jugs as each runs out. Also depends if I am brushing or airbrushing an area. I really don't want to match the color again. It is such a process to match it to a point it is undetectable.

#158 5 days ago

Wish I had a better formula or something. Sorry.

#159 5 days ago

One thing I will say, if you make orange, start with the amount you want in yellow and then slowly add red. Red seems to come out more after drying too. Same with blue. If making green add blue slowly to yellow. Trying to bring it back takes tons of yellow.

#160 3 days ago

At this point, I am fairly happy with all the problem areas. Still need to clean up the ferris wheel lane and airbrush the 123. That gouged area behind the comet entrance is to accommodate the repro ramp.
All the destroyed grey and yellowed white are acceptable now.

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The blue area was pretty bad too.
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These pop bumpers were real bad as well. Granted they are covered and not seen, but I still want to clean them a little more too.

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#161 3 days ago

Next decision is what to do about this grey on Comet. Do I brighten it up some? Do I try to match what is there and just paint the problem areas? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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#162 2 days ago

I think I secured a project for next winter. Trading my Rescue 911 for a non working sys 11. Dollar value is not in my favor technically, even if both were working. Really enjoy sys 11's and consider them keepers. Hoping to have a full line of them some day. Also do not care if others think they are not worthy of restoration, it is what I collect. Also truly enjoy having the work over the winters.

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