(Topic ID: 185831)

Congo Restoration: a Brazilian project.


By MFdePaulaJr

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by billsfanmd
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#1 2 years ago

Hi guys!

When we talk about pinball the whole world knows that Americans are the largest benchmark in the market and the largest manufacturer in the world. However, there is a very beautiful story in Brazil with Taito and the manufacture of 100% national machines. The Brazilian has a passion for pinball machines. For almost 3 decades (70's to 90's), Brazil experienced a real "pinball fever". Today the reality is different, but there are few but very dedicated collectors who love their old machines.

This is my first post on restoration and it's also the first time I'm doing everything myself. I would like to document the restoration of my beloved Williams Congo (1995) with you and show the mistakes and successes of an amateur restaurateur.

Here we go!

#2 2 years ago

Maybe you can't see (definitely you can't) but this beautiful Williams Congo has a Volcano broken, missing 8 inserts decals, fade cabinet and a lot of wear on playfield.

The scope of my project is to fix the problems mentioned above.

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#3 2 years ago

Missing inser decal, playfield wear and beginning of the project.

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#4 2 years ago

Broken volcano restoration (w epoxy clear, colored "clear coat" and acrylic painting.

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#5 2 years ago

Fixing holes.

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#6 2 years ago

After a long time waiting for the inserts of the Congo I had to learn myself to vectorize images with Illustrator.

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1 week later
#7 2 years ago
Quoted from MFdePaulaJr:

After a long time waiting for the inserts of the Congo I had to learn myself to vectorize images with Illustrator.

Awesome job! Any way you can do the Video insert, too? It is right next to the Mystery insert.

4 months later
#8 2 years ago

Congo restoration SAGA

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#9 2 years ago

Some mods.

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#10 2 years ago

Finished job !

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#11 2 years ago

Missed this thread earlier. Great job fixing the volcano and scoops. I like the green led in the shooter lane and red volcano. Not feeling the different colors in the CONGO letters in the lower playfield, though. I would make them all one color but that is just my opinion. Overall looks awesome. Congo really looks amazing with the right leds.

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#12 2 years ago

Looks awesome- great work.

If you can share your insert decal file for my Congo I would be forever in your debt.

I did PM you my request.

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#13 1 year ago
Quoted from MFdePaulaJr:

Finished job !

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Anyone post how to do the red volcano mod? thx!

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