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Future Spa Club - Come on in the water is warm!


By Xenon75

6 years ago



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#201 7 months ago

I never get tired of the cheap thrill of polishing screw heads. The high speed buffer does wonders ... and Future Spa deserves a little bling.

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#202 7 months ago

Does anyone know of a good backglass for sale?

#203 7 months ago

Almost back together... working on flipper, kickback, and slingshot mechs at the moment.

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#204 6 months ago

All back together, minus the apron which will need a major overhaul due to flaking. I’ll circle back with photos on that when the time comes.

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#205 6 months ago

Apron was worse than I thought after a light rub under water to remove any loose flakes...

I dunno ... what do you think? :-O

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#206 6 months ago

Just a little touch-up and you're there.

The playfield looks fantastic though.

#207 6 months ago
Quoted from Electronmagic:

Just a little touch-up and you're there.
The playfield looks fantastic though.

I had hopes ... alas, it’s looking like a decal until Mirf makes repro aprons.

Thanks for the playfield compliments ... something to be said for full playfield mylars. They can be shined up nice and kept stock versus going the CPR route.

Added 7 months ago:

Btw, it’s Merf, not Mirf. In case you’re not familiar they make amazing repro aprons.

#208 6 months ago
Quoted from pinster68:

Apron was worse than I thought after a light rub under water to remove any loose flakes...
I dunno ... what do you think? :-O[quoted image]

Wow haven’t seen an apron dissolve like that before, kinda weird since the playfield is so nice.

#209 6 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Wow haven’t seen an apron dissolve like that before, kinda weird since the playfield is so nice.

Almost all of the Future Spa aprons do that. Something about that particular paint. Its the only apron Bally did in that color. Might have been a bad batch that eventually just peels away.

#210 6 months ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Almost all of the Future Spa aprons do that.

I've had 2 Future Spas in the last 2 years and neither one had issues with the apron paint.

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#211 6 months ago
Quoted from JethroP:

I've had 2 Future Spas in the last 2 years and neither one had issues with the apron paint.[quoted image]

I'm thinking that's a California thing. Just like how cars don't rust there...

Now if that little old lady from Pasadena had a Future Spa for sale....

#212 6 months ago
Quoted from pinster68:

I'm thinking that's a California thing. Just like how cars don't rust there...

I just moved here from Ohio. Brought one of my Future Spas with me. Sold the other a while back. But bought them both in Ohio.
I'll tell you what....you're right about the rust. I've never seen so many vintage cars on the road as here in San Jose. 60's Mustangs, Chevy El Caminos, Etc...

I'm convinced (but I'd never do it), that I could put a pin on my back patio and it would survive just fine. Just need an umbrella to keep the sun off of it.

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#213 71 days ago

Close enough?

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#215 63 days ago

I should have known better. Was looking to save some time and found Future Spa apron decals on eBay (Classic Arcades, Jeff McAfee). Ordered 2 sets for the two Future Spas that I am restoring.

Received one of the two that I ordered in a box today. The color does not match to the apron paint. The size of the Bally graphics on the lower right side is wrong. The sheen is wrong. Only one of the two that I ordered was in the box. The font of the word "PINBALL" does not match original font. Spacing of pinstripes does not match the original art. Overall, not the quality that is expected in a licensed product.

Hope this post saves someone some time. I wish there were other options out there, but I don't see them at this time.

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#216 63 days ago

Just sold mine. It was the nicest example I've ever seen. Shame, but had to make room for newer games...

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#217 63 days ago
Quoted from Sheprd:

I should have known better. Was looking to save some time and found Future Spa apron decals on eBay (Classic Arcades, Jeff McAfee). Ordered 2 sets for the two Future Spas that I am restoring.
Received one of the two that I ordered in a box today. The color does not match to the apron paint. The size of the Bally graphics on the lower right side is wrong. The sheen is wrong. Only one of the two that I ordered was in the box. The font of the word "PINBALL" does not match original font. Spacing of pinstripes does not match the original art. Overall, not the quality that is expected in a licensed product.
Hope this post saves someone some time. I wish there were other options out there, but I don't see them at this time.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Ministry of Pinball also sells one but I don’t know if it’s any better. Shipping might be expensive. That’s the one I was looking at for my friend’s Future Spa. His apron paint is also a peeling mess.

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#218 54 days ago
Quoted from Sheprd:

I should have known better.

Well that scumbag Jeff McAfee shorted me on the refund when I sent his crap stickers back to him... buyers beware! Never again will I buy anything from him.

#219 54 days ago

The apron decals are really bad, I need a good apron alternative for both my Future Spa and Paragon. The guys in Australia had amazing apron decals, not sure why Rick put a stop to them and kept Classic Arcades as the only source.

#220 54 days ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

The apron decals are really bad, I need a good apron alternative for both my Future Spa and Paragon. The guys in Australia had amazing apron decals, not sure why Rick put a stop to them and kept Classic Arcades as the only source.

Pinball Rescue guys in Australia are great. It’s a shame they lost their Bally license. I got my apron decal and plastics for my World Fair from them. All outstanding quality.

#221 53 days ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

Pinball Rescue guys in Australia are great. It’s a shame they lost their Bally license. I got my apron decal and plastics for my World Fair from them. All outstanding quality.

They never had a license nobody does other than Rick, they can work with Rick and pay him a % of Sales of Copyright Material which they Didn't want to do
with any rights owned by others just add the small amount to the cost of the product like all the others do and seem to work.

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#222 53 days ago

My apron on my FS is flaked off as well so made a magnet apron cover for mine. I'm also playing around with some cabinet decals.

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#223 53 days ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

They never had a license nobody does other than Rick, they can work with Rick and pay him a % of Sales of Copyright Material which they Didn't want to do
with any rights owned by others just add the small amount to the cost of the product like all the others do and seem to work.

Thanks for the info. Who is Rick? I honestly don’t know.

#224 53 days ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

They never had a license nobody does other than Rick, they can work with Rick and pay him a % of Sales of Copyright Material which they Didn't want to do
with any rights owned by others just add the small amount to the cost of the product like all the others do and seem to work.

Damn! Those are killer-great. I'll love to get a set if you decide to make them.

Future Spa is in my top 10 games of all time. Love the gameplay, the cheeseball backglass, but love the Dave Christensen PF art especially. When I bought my FS 9-10 years ago the game got very little respect. Today it seems players either love the game or hate it.

#225 53 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

My apron on my FS is flaked off as well so made a magnet apron cover for mine. I'm also playing around with some cabinet decals.[quoted image][quoted image]

My apron is perfect, but I almost wish it was flaking so I could justify talking you into selling one of these to me.

#226 53 days ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

My apron on my FS is flaked off as well so made a magnet apron cover for mine. I'm also playing around with some cabinet decals.[quoted image][quoted image]

That's pretty amazing. Girl with the black hair is stacked like a brick house.

#227 53 days ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

Thanks for the info. Who is Rick? I honestly don’t know.

Rick owns Planetary Pinball and holds all the rights for Bally and Williams. Period. Here's the legal -

http://www.planetarypinball.com/docs/PPS%20Rights%20Overview.pdf

I got his permission to do the game specific Bally harnesses and have been doing them for some time now. There's no logos or print involved but I cover my bases. He's a polite and reasonable guy who is protecting his interests.

Shawn
Third Coast Pinball

#228 53 days ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Rick owns Planetary Pinball and holds all the rights for Bally and Williams. Period. Here's the legal -
http://www.planetarypinball.com/docs/PPS%20Rights%20Overview.pdf
I got his permission to do the game specific Bally harnesses and have been doing them for some time now. There's no logos or print involved but I cover my bases. He's a polite and reasonable guy who is protecting his interests.
Shawn
Third Coast Pinball

Thanks for the info and link.

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#229 41 days ago

Im in, replaced a transistor on the solenoid board two diodes re pinned the j4 connectors from mpu to solenoid board, pulled the loose inserts and reglued with 2 pac, game is playing great. UNFORTUNATELY someone PAINTED THE CAB AND APRON... was thinking about getting the stencils for the cabinet but tell those stencils cost half of what I paid for the entire game!

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#230 41 days ago
Quoted from Heaterguy:

Im in, replaced a transistor on the solenoid board two diodes re pinned the j4 connectors from mpu to solenoid board, pulled the loose inserts and reglued with 2 pac, game is playing great. UNFORTUNATELY someone PAINTED THE CAB AND APRON... was thinking about getting the stencils for the cabinet but tell those stencils cost half of what I paid for the entire game![quoted image][quoted image]

I was on that listing as well but talked myself out of it as I own one already. Glad you were able to score it! Love the game!

#231 41 days ago
Quoted from Heaterguy:

Im in, replaced a transistor on the solenoid board two diodes re pinned the j4 connectors from mpu to solenoid board, pulled the loose inserts and reglued with 2 pac, game is playing great. UNFORTUNATELY someone PAINTED THE CAB AND APRON... was thinking about getting the stencils for the cabinet but tell those stencils cost half of what I paid for the entire game![quoted image][quoted image]

But, but, how do you say no... :

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#232 10 days ago
Quoted from Sheprd:

Close enough?

That looks real nice. Been "in the spa" for just over a week and I've received my first round of part orders. Ordered spinner decals from action pinball dot com. They do not look good. Colors are splotchy. Looks like a low resolution scan of a water color. Especially noticeable in the (lack of a) black border line.

Your image of the spinner looks much better. Any chance you printed off a large batch of extras from it?

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#233 9 days ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

That looks real nice. Been "in the spa" for just over a week and I've received my first round of part orders. Ordered spinner decals from action pinball dot com. They do not look good. Colors are splotchy. Looks like a low resolution scan of a water color. Especially noticeable in the (lack of a) black border line.
Your image of the spinner looks much better. Any chance you printed off a large batch of extras from it?

The graphic I posted is one I recreated from scratch in vector art (Illustrator) by overlaying scans of my originals. What I do is paint the spinners white, sand, get them nice and smooth, and then using the graphic I provided to create a water slide decal. Put those on the white spinner. Wait a day, and coat with spray clear. They hold up nice and look like they have been painted on! I use laser water slide decals. I just make them up as I need them.

Vinyl stickers look like, well... vinyl stickers

Mac (The SHEPRD)

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#234 2 days ago
Quoted from Sheprd:

... I just make them up as I need them.

Michael, I just mailed you a set. Enjoy!

Mac (The SHEPRD)

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