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Diner Owners Club...Can I Take Your Order ?


By Pinballgeek

6 years ago



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#166 4 years ago

Still looking for a diner in the east coast area!

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#189 4 years ago

Great analysis^

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#206 4 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

First of all... I don't own this game.. but I like it. Why did I break into this club? No idea, I be in and out.... If you are satisfied how your inserts look when the machine is off. Then just lift your playfield, remove all the lights and hardware behind the insets that are being illuminated. Then paint "aka blackout" all the areas you don't want light to pass. You may need several layers or use very opaque black paint. After you do this, you must make these inserts LED. Buy "RETRO LED". If you paint behind an insert you can not have a standard bulb produce heat. LED = no heat... RETRO = Diner.
Last note: Shine a bright light on the playfield while you black out the other side. This way you will be able to see what you need to do. Take your time, use clean edges and keep adding layers till its amazing.

Seems like this may really make things look horrid. I don't know if I'd do this. Just leave them alone.

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#1024 68 days ago

Guys: I have a couple leads on a diner. However, they both really need shopped.

I know it's relative to experience, but how difficult is the shop out on diner?

#1027 68 days ago

It would just be top side.

#1032 67 days ago
Quoted from sawbill:

Blackbeard, take care the playfield doesn’t have raised “DINER” and customer inserts. Otherwise, fixing that will be the most important task of your shopout.

The few I’ve been offered have raised inserts. Isn’t it somewhat easy to heat them from below and push them down?

#1034 67 days ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

I roughened up the perimeter wall of the insert just a bit

Trying to visualize this. Are you talking about roughening up the parimeter wall of the insert itself (the small part protruding above the pf) OR are you talking about the parimeter wall of the insert hole of the pf, underneath the pf?

#1035 67 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Trying to visualize this. Are you talking about roughening up the parimeter wall of the insert itself (the small part protruding above the pf) OR are you talking about the parimeter wall of the insert hole of the pf, underneath the pf?

EDIT: scanned vids how-to. I think you mean you actually popped out the insert, roughed up the edge, epoxied, and then clamped.

Do you always have to pop it out? Or can you just heat it up, push it down, glue and clamp? Or will this not be adequate?

#1037 66 days ago
Quoted from BJM-Maxx:

No need to pop anything out unless the whole thing is loose. On mine, the ends towards the bottom of the playfield were still bonded. The upper ends were disconnected and they had all ramped upward.
What I meant is I roughed up the vertical walls of the inserts. I then put epoxy bridging the vertical sidewall of the inserts onto the wood of the playfield.

I think I see.

So you roughed up the edges of the insert sticking up out of
The pf, then applied epoxy underneath, and clamped them back down?

Also: when doing this, doesn’t it leave a line around the insert edge where it lifted and broke the old art/any clear the pf had? I supposed a black paint pen could conceal that break in the edge.

#1040 66 days ago

Makes sense now. I see youre roughing up the inside of the insert's edges. I was thinking the outside edge..

#1042 66 days ago
Quoted from vassq:

Hate to throw this out there during this tech talk. I have a chance to buy a diamond pf diner in excellent condition. 3k. Thoughts.?

My thoughts are I'm jealous and if you pass, I'd like to buy it.

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