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Gottlieb Blue Display film source?

By DRDAVE

5 years ago


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    #1 5 years ago

    Looks like Pinball Pal used Oracal 8300 type blue window cling tint when they were in business a few years back.

    Looking at Oracal site and none of the blue colors they offer look like a good match.

    Anyone been able to source a good replacement for Gottlieb blue score window tint?

    Thanks,
    Dave

    #3 5 years ago

    I looked into it a little bit a while back and narrowed the color choices down, but didn't end up getting samples. You might want to check to see if they would be able to send you samples of their blues:

    Steel blue

    Light blue

    Azure blue

    Gentian blue

    Traffic blue

    King blue

    2 years later
    #4 2 years ago

    I've experimented with this quite a bit. After spending some hard earned dollars and hard-to-get time I got a result I'm happy with. I found it not that Hard to get it look good when displays are lit (Kings blue and Steel blue Will do the trick) but to make it look good when not lit is another story...

    I use two different colours that I overlay. These are first azure (052) and then turquoise (054). This got me a colour that look original both when game is off and on (displays are lit).

    Attached is a picture where One Score Window has been restored with this method. Behind both Windows is a White sheet of paper.

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    #5 2 years ago

    Wondering which color or colors to duplicate Gottlieb "green" as used on games like Volcano.

    Regional Supply has the Oracle 8300 product with all the colors as discussed in this thread (no turquoise as of 10/2022). Inexpensive enough to experiment... less than $5 for a 15" wide by 1 yard long piece.

    https://www.regionalsupply.com/products/search/8300

    Here is only $1.99 for a 1 foot square of any color (no azure (052)):

    https://www.craftchameleon.com/products/oracal-8300-transparent-calendered-adhesive-vinyl

    Here's $1.65 per 1 foot square and a lot more colors. They also have a "pick your own colors 5-pack" for $7 (S&H is just under $10):

    https://www.hhsignsupply.com/productcart/pc/8300-Sheets-c1055.htm

    Only a few issues:

    • Rated for a "minimum life expectancy of 5 years" on a vertical surface - what does this mean? Could fall off at any time after that?
    •  "Adhesive – Clear, solvent-based, permanent adhesive" - if the adhesive is permanent, then what is the 5-yr life expectancy all about?
    •  Since the above ratings are for application on a cleaned prepped surface, how does this perform when adhered to itself to overlay two colors as described here in this thread?

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    #6 2 years ago

    I'm no expert so if you can get detailed info, please go ahead.

    The product information where i bought from says Oracal 8300 can be used in multiple layers. I tested myself and so far so good.

    Product info on the manufacturers site says it has a "Service life by specialist application Under vertical outdoor exposure (normal climate of Central Europe) of Five years". I interpret that as lifespan when exposed to i.e direct sunlight. Time will tell how long it'll last in my pinball machine. (I had nothing to lose as the original blue paint was severely damaged).

    Also, before doing this i think it is an good idea to Seal the backside of the backglass with triple thick. If the film comes of the risk of paint coming of with it is reduced.

    Or you can just scrape of the blue display paint and make the film slightly smaller so that the film only adheres to bare glass. Fill in small gaps with acrylic paint.

    #7 2 years ago

    I've got a roll of blue film I've been meaning to try over at Western Mass Pinball Club on one of my system ones.....if anyone wants any to try let me know and I'll send you some. Worst thing that can happen is it doesn't match, right?

    1 year later
    #8 1 year ago

    I followed kissedin’s advice…

    Plain:

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    Azure alone:

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    Azure and turquoise together:

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    Looks very similar, doesn’t it? Adding turquoise gave it a very slight “old display” look which probably appears more original (aged)… but I prefer the crisp newer look of Azure alone.

    Ordered from Rvinyl.com

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from NicoVolta:

    I followed kissedin’s advice…
    Plain:
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    Azure alone:
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    Azure and turquoise together:
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    Looks very similar, doesn’t it? Adding turquoise gave it a very slight “old display” look which probably appears more original (aged)… but I prefer the crisp newer look of Azure alone.
    Ordered from Rvinyl.com

    Two thumbs up for Buck Rogers.

    I have bought some of these, but have not tried on my Gottlieb's yet. just another alternative. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084TV67Z3/

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from BorgDog:

    Two thumbs up for Buck Rogers.
    I have bought some of these, but have not tried on my Gottlieb's yet. just another alternative. amazon.com link »

    Holy crap, I need this exact thing for my T2 shooter light mod. Thanks!

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from BorgDog:

    Two thumbs up for Buck Rogers.
    I have bought some of these, but have not tried on my Gottlieb's yet. just another alternative. amazon.com link »

    Heya Borgo. I wasn’t too keen on Buck at first until it got the full Nic-ification (mechs, Yopps, OCD tuning, blah blah). Now it’s a keeper! Big difference in enjoyment between “working” and “perfect” on this one. Captive ball has to be reasonably achievable or a lot of strategy is lost.

    Going on location nearby with new mirrored glass and many shiny bits. Bee dee bee dee bee.

    #12 1 year ago

    I have these which I listed for a while. Still have a couple sheets left, it's adhesive vinyl, they look pretty good to me. Selling them for 15.00 per sheet delivered

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