I've been enjoying this thread for a long time now as a lurker and want to give back now that my first EM restoration is complete. Thanks to Vid and his excellent restoration post and those of you who dove right in to your pinball restoration, I decided to restore my 1969 Williams Expo. It certainly needed it! For more pictures and the whole story, including my mistakes, visit:http://www.pecos-softwareworks.com/my_first_full_pinball_restore.shtml
The backglass looks better in the picture than actual
Bottom playfield before - rodent scat hiding under apron!
Middle playfield before showing missing paint
Top playfield before showing the lame and ugly vinyl pop bumper protectors
Bottom playfield restored - nailed the aqua color touch-up!
Middle playfield restored - inserts filled in and black and red touched-up
Top playfield restored - blue areas under pop bumpers a real challenge; had a go with waterslide decals
Playfield view after four clearcoats
Wax and Mylar was applied to playfield before adding the playfield parts - should be good for another 46 years!
Thanks again to all who inspired me to attempt this very challenging project.