(Topic ID: 216294)

GOTGLE - Playfield Restoration Begins


By xfassa

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I will be disassembling my GOTGLE playfield and sending it out for a professional clear coat. I wanted to document the process for those interested. If anyone wants specific pictures of assemblies, wiring, etc, just let me know. Enjoy!

    Note: I performed a similar restore on a GBLE several months ago. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghostbusters-le-playfield-restoration-begins

    #2 1 year ago

    Here are some early pics.

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    #3 1 year ago

    Nice thing is you wont have to tear apart every assembly to clean and clean the harness!

    #4 1 year ago

    Just to clarify, are there issues with this playfield? I remember your ghostbusters had problems. Or are you just trying to improve it? I did the same thing with my Ironman and it is much nicer than original.

    #5 1 year ago

    Finally, larger robust screws on the ramp entry points that don't easily strip out!

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    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from bam10:

    Just to clarify, are there issues with this playfield? I remember your ghostbusters had problems. Or are you just trying to improve it? I did the same thing with my Ironman and it is much nicer than original.

    Less than 25 plays and shooter lane chipping. GOTG is a keeper for me, worth the investment.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    Less than 25 plays and shooter lane chipping. GOTG is a keeper for me, worth the investment

    That really sucks. Watching to see how this goes. Lots to see,can't wait to see it finished.
    -Mike

    #8 1 year ago

    If anyone is interested, I designed/printed this piece to prevent the ball from getting stuck under the plastic. It works perfectly.

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    #9 1 year ago

    Progress.

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    #10 1 year ago

    I AM GROOOOOOT.

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    #11 1 year ago

    I find it really too bad that due to low quality clear on the playfield your having to clear a basically brand new playfield. But I totally understand your intent will be Following.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Soulrider911:

    I find it really too bad that due to low quality clear on the playfield your having to clear a basically brand new playfield. But I totally understand your intent will be Following.

    Hell, I cleared my TRON LE a few weeks after unboxing it.

    It's not that I **had** to, I just wanted a sheet of glass to play upon, and know that it will never wear out.

    No factory clear coat is ever going to be as good as a pro job.

    Just like no factory paint job on a car is going to be as good enough for those that don't like orangepeel

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    If anyone is interested, I designed/printed this piece to prevent the ball from getting stuck under the plastic. It works perfectly.

    Hi looks great, I have got it stuck there too already. Do you have the STL file somewhere ? Also what printer do you have. Print looks nice.

    #14 1 year ago

    And done.....

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    #15 1 year ago

    Shooter lane pic.

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    #16 1 year ago

    Off to clear coat. See you in 6-8 weeks.

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    #17 1 year ago

    Just got contacted by HSA, playfields are complete and shipping out soon. Looking forward to getting these machines back together.

    It saddens me HSA is retiring from the business. Brian did outstanding work, his services will be greatly missed. I feel very fortunate that he squeezed these playfields in before closing the doors.

    Some pics.
    http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa092418Xmenstern.html#grid

    http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa092318gotgstern.html

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    I AM GROOOOOOT.

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    You need to throw some flat clear on Groot. He is too shiny!

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    Just got contacted by HSA, playfields are complete and shipping out soon. Looking forward to getting these machines back together.
    It saddens me HSA is retiring from the business. Brian did outstanding work, his services will be greatly missed. I feel very fortunate that he squeezed these playfields in before closing the doors.
    Some pics.
    http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa092418Xmenstern.html#grid
    http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa092318gotgstern.html

    I was able to get HSA to do my BSD playfield before he called it quits .Came out super nice!
    Good luck with your project!

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scoot:

    You need to throw some flat clear on Groot. He is too shiny!

    Except mask off the eyes so they stay shiny

    #21 1 year ago

    The playfields have returned!

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    #22 1 year ago

    And away we go!

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    #23 1 year ago

    T-nuts done. Now for the fun stuff.

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    #24 1 year ago
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    #25 1 year ago

    Just realized this thread was started to document my GOTG. I sent my X-Men out for clear at the same time. I will get started on GOTG as soon as I finish X-Men. Sorry for the confusion.

    #26 1 year ago

    Now for the top side.... getting close.

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    #27 1 year ago

    When all the holes are in the right spots and have already had hardware installed in them, it goes so quickly. Nice work!

    #28 1 year ago

    Keeping track of which screws are for what and which ones have washers and which ones do not... must be a pain.
    Did you video tape the disassembly and catalog the nuts, bolts and washers and bag them all up in matching bags or something along those lines?

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from Belcaw:

    Keeping track of which screws are for what and which ones have washers and which ones do not... must be a pain.
    Did you video tape the disassembly and catalog the nuts, bolts and washers and bag them all up in matching bags or something along those lines?

    I usually ziploc bag parts for "sectors" of the playfield. Usually 6 or 8 sectors per PF.

    #30 1 year ago

    Finally..... on to GOTG!

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    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from Belcaw:

    Keeping track of which screws are for what and which ones have washers and which ones do not... must be a pain.
    Did you video tape the disassembly and catalog the nuts, bolts and washers and bag them all up in matching bags or something along those lines?</blockquot

    Keeping track of which screws are for what and which ones have washers and which ones do not... must be a pain.
    Did you video tape the disassembly and catalog the nuts, bolts and washers and bag them all up in matching bags or something along those lines?

    Lots of pictures. I use Vireland's baggie technique too. Honestly, gets easier with every swap.

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    Lots of pictures. I use Vireland's baggie technique too. Honestly, gets easier with every swap.

    Yeah, labeled ziploc bags per "sector" of the playfield and lots of pictures as it's torn down is very nearly foolproof. IF there's a question as you re-assemble, the segregated small parts into playfield sectors greatly reduces the choices, helping work through "guesses" with less wrong outcomes.

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from xfassa:

    Finally..... on to GOTG!
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    Surprised you didn't newton-ball that Wolverine while you had it apart. You can still use the original bash toy mounted to the top of the newton assembly if you cut his belt off with a dremel to give you enough clearance for the glass. You end up with almost the same PF look with much better functionality.

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    #34 1 year ago

    Yup.... thought about it. Still might do it.

    #35 1 year ago

    Done and Done! Playfields look great.

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