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Electro-Mechanical Cleopatra Restoration Project (Finished)

By Shiny_balls

2 years ago

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#51 1 year ago

Looks great! Doing those last key lines after the first layer of clear?

#52 1 year ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Looks great! Doing those last key lines after the first layer of clear?

Not sure what you mean, I sprayed first coat before water slide decals for every insert. (except star inserts)
I have done all createx paints before first coat of 2PAC

Before apply decals, all inserts must be perfectly flat like glass by fill up the cupped and groove from around the edge of an insert with 2PAC.....a day later, wet sand to flat....
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Wet sanded and clean up....
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Old inserts scanned into PC
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Fixed up with a photoshop software......
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Copy and paste, copy and paste, copy and paste....
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Printed on a normal paper and cut out few inserts to check if the sizes are correct....
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Sizes looks good to me.......
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Then, print a sheet of waterslide decal with a laser printer.....better quality than inkjet.
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Brush over an insert with this before apply a waterslide decal...
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Decal works done! ....Going for a second coat of 2PAC on the next day!
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#53 1 year ago
Quoted from Shiny_balls:

Decal works done! ....Going for a second coat of 2PAC on the next day!

Stunning work.
Fingers crossed for you.

#54 1 year ago

This is a fun thread to follow.

#55 1 year ago
Quoted from Moonbus:

Fingers crossed for you.

Pretty sure it gonna be ok

This is second coat......
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Probably 3-4 more coats then I'm done....I wanted my playfield to be a perfectly flat like glass sheet!
No, I don't want a high gloss finish.....on final coat, I'll wet sand with 2000 grit and then hand rubbing out to between semi gloss to gloss finish.

#56 1 year ago

I'm new to all of this, but I can tell this is an amazing amount of dedication, patience and persistence. Looks amazing so far, will continue following to see how the restoration finishes. Kudos!

#57 1 year ago

Yup, those lines around the inserts are what I was talking about.

#58 1 year ago

Really liking the way this is turning out and its nice to see a restore where the playfield gets some love rather then throwing in a NOS or 'better one'.

The process you use of brushing edges and then spraying the fill seem to work really well, I am going to have to give that a try.

#59 1 year ago

After 2nd coat, wet sand on insert areas VERY VERY CAREFULLY!! NOT TOO MUCH!!!
Water slide decals are raised on surface......
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(On third coat, sand little more on inserts, more on fourth coat and much more on fifth to leveling with the rest of playfield)

After sanding the inserts, then wet sand the rest of playfield with careless.....
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I found a couple of defects.... but fixed up with touch up createx paints
Touch-up paints in between clearcoats should be fine....no problem. (with my products... Shopline 2PAC)

Lots of unmarked spots....that's OK, more clearcoats and wet sands, the spots will disappear.
Too risky to sand more, might hit the createx paints or decals....so, another clearcoat = more peace of mind.....

Third coat.......
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Wood siderails for playfield.....sanded and a couple of coats with Minwax satin spray can....
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#60 1 year ago

Wet sanding on forth coat.......
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Ouch! my finger hurts....#@%$&
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After fourth wet sanded, unmarked spots almost gone....mostly still under posts......fifth coat will be finalized.
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After fifth and last coat, I wet sanded on few spots with 600 grit....then 800 grit all over the playfield.....
After 800 grit job......2000 grit is next.....
I took this picture when I did first half with 2000 grit....
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Turned the playfield around for another photo......
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2000 grit is done.....
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Polishing the playfield with this......
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Beautiful colors.....I liked the lime green......
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#61 1 year ago

Wire ball guild rails and wooden side rails installed.....
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Before I install 2 wire ball guild rails below the flippers.....I filed the inner corners from round to square to prevent the clearcoat from chipped when installed.
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I'm very happy with my clearcoat.....more pics....
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Metal posts installed......
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New white plastic posts installed.......
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#62 1 year ago

Just wow! Such an amazing result.

#63 1 year ago

Looks like so much work, but boy did it turn out nice!

#64 1 year ago

My pants are a little snug.

#65 1 year ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Looks like so much work, but boy did it turn out nice!

Heh heh true....it's time to put all the parts to under playfield.....
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Look at a huge relay bank.... 13 spaces!!
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New purple targets and red hole kick plastics....
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New pop bumper plastics......
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New white star roll over plastics......
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Super nice apron, didn't do anything.......just cleaned up with water......
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#67 1 year ago

Amazing work. You are a true artist.


#68 1 year ago

Simply stunning

#69 1 year ago
Quoted from Arcane:

Amazing work. You are a true artist.

Quoted from Moonbus:

Simply stunning

Thank you!

Paint the metal back door.....
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New lock.....
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New playfield plastic set, red tents and rubber rings installed.....
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All finished!!!
Thank you for looking at my project!!!!

I'll go back to my Williams Fire! Project later
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#71 1 year ago

I've been following this post from the beginning. The end result is stunning.

#72 1 year ago

Congratulations young man you are a craftsman. Possibly the best and most informative resto I have seen yet . Well done and enjoy your game.

#73 1 year ago

Simply amazing.

#74 1 year ago

Gorgeous restoration. It is ten times nicer than the original new machine.
How does it play?


#75 1 year ago

One of the best restore threads on this site. Just amazing work and craftsmanship.


#76 1 year ago

Some seriously impressive stuff here.
Now go play the shit out of it

#77 1 year ago

Thank you very much guys!!!

Quoted from Arcane:

Gorgeous restoration. It is ten times nicer than the original new machine.
How does it play?

Not yet....I'd like to wait a bit....um couple of weeks?
Clearcoats, you know.....

#78 1 year ago

Looks like it was just uncrated!

#79 1 year ago

Wow! Just WOW!!! Bravo!

#80 1 year ago

Electromechanical games are the classiest era of games in existence. Brimming with character and artistic prowess. You've done this game perfect justice with your restoration. Stunning!

#81 1 year ago

I'm really, really impressed with all the work you put into this game... those that have done playfield restoration work, at any level, know how difficult it is to get it right, and how much extra time, patience, experience, and $$ are required to have results of this fine quality. It's absolutely beautiful in all regards. Great job on posting all of the painful details along the way - you rock bro!

#82 1 year ago

Great work and beautiful game.


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