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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11751 3 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

It was "Melody" at Pintastic last year and this year as well. Brought by my buddy Mike in CT. His isn't for sale.
I've owned three of them over the years. Fun game for sure.

Didn't go to last years, 2017.

Wife did play the Melody at this years though, it played very well.

#11752 3 months ago

Ah... Melody. My first pin. Great artwork and really great gameplay.

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#11753 3 months ago

Playfield is done.

Next stop, cabinet webbing.

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#11754 3 months ago

Just finished my Grand Slam pf restore. Completely shopped, plays great!

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#11755 3 months ago

More pics of the Grand Slam play field restoration please. Looks amazing!

#11756 3 months ago
Quoted from phergott:

Just finished my Grand Slam pf restore. Completely shopped, plays great![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice job Chris!

#11757 3 months ago

Thank you.

#11758 3 months ago
Quoted from Playdium:

More pics of the Grand Slam play field restoration please. Looks amazing!

Looks great !!

What product and process did you use to clear the playfield ??

#11759 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Looks great !!
What product and process did you use to clear the playfield ??

I didn't use any clear. Only carnauba wax. The process I use is on this thread:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/time-zone-playfield-restoration#p

#11760 3 months ago
Quoted from phergott:

I didn't use any clear. Only carnauba wax. The process I use is on this thread:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/time-zone-playfield-restoration#p

I haven’t used it on a playfield yet but Meguiars Ultimate paste wax made my 10 year old truck look like mirrors after I waxed it last week. Never seen anything like it.

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#11761 3 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

I haven’t used it on a playfield yet but Meguiars Ultimate paste wax made my 10 year old truck look like mirrors after I waxed it last week. Never seen anything like it.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I use Mothers Gold paste wax on playfields, works great!

#11762 3 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I use Mothers Gold paste wax on playfields, works great!

I bet it’s similar to Meguiars Ultimate. I tried Griot’s Garage Top paste wax on
2 playfields and my truck and it wasn’t in the same league as Meguiars Ultimate and cost $2 more.

Live and learn is my motto.

#11763 3 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I use Mothers Gold paste wax on playfields, works great!

A Friend suggested to use Mothers Carduba (spelling may be off) wax, so I picked up
that Mother's paste wax and used it on my playground vintage metal slide. The Lemon
Pledge (on the slide) worked better. After letting him know, he said no, you have to use
Mother's liquid wax, and wow, I now use it on both the slide and the playfields..
Note: I haven't tried the Gold paste wax, but I know the Carduba's liquid wax works great
and long lasting..

#11764 3 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I use Mothers Gold paste wax on playfields, works great!

I just looked at the last tin I bought and realized I accidently got the cleaner+carnauba combo one instead of themy "pure carnauba" one...hope it wasn't a big mistake

Ohh well, time to clean and wax a few anyway....will be buying the better stuff next time for sure

#11765 3 months ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

I just looked at the last tin I bought and realized I accidently got the cleaner+carnauba combo one instead of themy "pure carnauba" one...hope it wasn't a big mistake
Ohh well, time to clean and wax a few anyway....will be buying the better stuff next time for sure

I would not risk using any such cleaner-wax. There are too many ill-advised ingredients in those products, including water.

I prefer One Grand Blitz carnauba wax.

#11766 3 months ago
Quoted from ZNET:

I would not risk using any such cleaner-wax. There are too many ill-advised ingredients in those products, including water.
I prefer One Grand Blitz carnauba wax.

I agree on cleaner wax stuff. I definitely didn't grab that last can on purpose.

I have had good luck with mothers wax and like the results.

Im certainly not opposed to trying sone blitz either.

#11767 3 months ago

I recall reading from experts here that the cleaner wax is a big no and can damage playfield.

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#11768 85 days ago

Just picked up this Atlantis yesterday. While hard to believe, no, it wasn't in a fire.

Unfortunately, no, it isn't washing off either.

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#11769 84 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

no, it isn't washing off either.

I had good luck with Mean Green and Magic Eraser..

#11770 84 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Just picked up this Atlantis yesterday. While hard to believe, no, it wasn't in a fire.
Unfortunately, no, it isn't washing off either.[quoted image]

My Flip a Card went 50% clean with the Magic Eraser and 91% alcohol. As gently as I could till it became clear it was going to be a repaint on most of it or let it be and start the clear coat/ wax.

#11771 84 days ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

My Flip a Card went 50% clean with the Magic Eraser and 91% alcohol. As gently as I could till it became clear it was going to be a repaint on most of it or let it be and start the clear coat/ wax.

I worked on one spot on the back end of the body for 2 minutes straight with ME/alcohol with only the slightest discoloration showing on the ME pad and no change on the cabinet.

I have a few more things to try before I give up and plan a cabinet repaint.

#11772 84 days ago

Mean Green? Novus 2?

#11773 84 days ago

Krud Kutter and ME do wonders. Maybe even try 0000 steel wool.

#11774 84 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I worked on one spot on the back end of the body for 2 minutes straight with ME/alcohol with only the slightest discoloration showing on the ME pad and no change on the cabinet.

I have a few more things to try before I give up and plan a cabinet repaint.

Mike, paint remover and sand paper should do the trick, along with some rattle cans of paint, oh also a set of Pinball Pimp stencils.

#11775 84 days ago

Try to GENTLY use a rag dampened with lacquer thinner.
Go very easy, but even so, you might need to touch up some spots afterwards.

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#11776 84 days ago

Picked up today. First pic is the obligatory pin in the car while driving! Been looking for a FREEDOM for about a year. It's in nice shape, and the backglass is the early version before Bally removed the 1776-1976 dates.

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#11777 84 days ago

I used some LA’s Totally Awesome and a scotchbrite pad did this much tonight. I used Mean Green for a bit of it.
The green paint is thinner than the brown and not holding up as well but I’m impressed that it is having this large an impact.
Thanks for the guidance.

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#11778 84 days ago

And here I thought you could only get LA's Totally Awesome near LA.

Which of their products are you using?

#11779 84 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

And here I thought you could only get LA's Totally Awesome near LA.
Which of their products are you using?

Hey Brian. Good to hear from you!!

I was using LA's Totally Awesome cleaner. Someone on the What Did You Bring Home Today thread recommended it. I got it at Dollar General for a dollar.

#11780 84 days ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Mike, paint remover and sand paper should do the trick, along with some rattle cans of paint, oh also a set of Pinball Pimp stencils.

Thanks for the help, Ken.

I give it a 50/50 chance I end up there.

#11781 84 days ago

You owe it to yourself to try Krud Kutter. It melts that tobacco film. This is after just a few minutes and wiping off with a rag.

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#11782 84 days ago
Quoted from JethroP:

Picked up today. First pic is the obligatory pin in the car while driving! Been looking for a FREEDOM for about a year. It's in nice shape, and the backglass is the early version before Bally removed the 1776-1976 dates.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

No mid-flipper bumper though. That's the one I'd like to find.
Good game anyhow.

#11783 84 days ago
Quoted from Pinbee:

You owe it to yourself to try Krud Kutter. It melts that tobacco film. This is after just a few minutes and wiping off with a rag.[quoted image]

So you're saying just let Krud Kutter sit and do it's work and it gets most of the staining with only wiping it off?

#11784 84 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

So you're saying just let Krud Kutter sit and do it's work and it gets most of the staining with only wiping it off?

That's been my experience. It starts to work immediately. I've never left it on longer than a few minutes, but I haven't seen staining as heavy as yours. Wipe down finally with a slightly damp rag. May be worth searching the EM forum for more details, I first heard of it when Dirtflipper posted about Krud Kutter several years ago.

#11785 83 days ago
Quoted from Pinbee:

That's been my experience. It starts to work immediately. I've never left it on longer than a few minutes, but I haven't seen staining as heavy as yours. Wipe down finally with a slightly damp rag. May be worth searching the EM forum for more details, I first heard of it when Dirtflipper posted about Krud Kutter several years ago.

I picked up a spray bottle of KK at lunch today and will give it a shot tonight.

#11786 83 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

I picked up a spray bottle of KK at lunch today and will give it a shot tonight.

Good stuff Krud Kutter, that and Mean Green.

#11787 83 days ago

If you can find a Zep brand distributor, try either their Spree or Spirit spray bottle cleaners. They work great on the cigarette tar removal.

#11788 83 days ago

I have found Krud Kutter to be the most effective. I prefer to let it initially 'run the stains' off the sides with a little help from a magic eraser moving downwards. However IME as mentioned earlier there is a point where any further attempts will start to remove graphics. However Atlantis not a complex stencil prep course.

#11789 83 days ago

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#11790 83 days ago

I spent more time with Krud Kutter and LA Awesome and the staining is just too much to put in the effort to try and clean it up. I spend a lot if time in an area to not be too aggressive and keep the graphics intact and it does not come out consistent. I’m resigned to get it repainted. The rest of the game is gorgeous and deserves a new repaint.

And then Ken sent me a picture of what it could look like and that did it.

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#11791 83 days ago

Makes me wonder how many of the once regulars might still be alive from that bar/establishment..

#11792 78 days ago

Brought this home today. Does not power up so not sure what I'm dealing with yet.

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#11793 77 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

So you're saying just let Krud Kutter sit and do it's work and it gets most of the staining with only wiping it off?

yep its a good product worth every cent.
Raff

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#11794 74 days ago

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#11795 74 days ago

Not perfect by any means but I repainted almost the entire playfield by hand (brush) then clear coated and waxed. It was pretty rough when I got it and I still need to paint under the Mylar where the pop bumpers are but I’m going to wait till I try to rebuild the middle pop.

Now I need some ideas on what to do (if anything) with the bad touch up on the backglass.

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#11796 74 days ago

And then there were six.

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#11797 74 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

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Is this that "new math" they talk about?

#11798 74 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Is this that "new math" they talk about?

Yeah, I screwed up. It is actually seven.

#11799 73 days ago

O-din is back to measuring in penis math again. The math is something like 1.4 x actual number.

Edit : I just did the math after typing and that is exactly correct. Lol

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#11800 73 days ago
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