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GTB Spiderman Resto - Let’s Get This Game Slinging Again

By Colsond3

2 years ago


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#201 1 year ago
Quoted from zahner:

I had a very nice one and then bought a beautiful one from my friend Steve Charland’s family after he sadly passed away. Given it was Steve’s game and one of my favorite pins, I’ll never sell it.

Awesome. Didn’t know Steve personally (unfortunately), but did have mutual acquaintances, and certainly knew his reputation and stellar collection. Sad day when he left the planet.

Quoted from zahner:

That aside, your restoration is looking awesome and has given me a few ideas re powder coating.
If you need any info, pictures, or anything else, let me know. Seems like you are way beyond needing anything, but the offer stands.

Appreciate that, and very cool. Going in a different direction with this one, and one to make it look very “comic book”. I’ll definitely keep you in mind if I need anything. Thanks for the offer.

#202 1 year ago

I just stumbled upon this thread. I am in the process of restoring a GTB Spider-Man as well (I purchased it as a rough non-working project from a trailer park in San Leandro - guy told me it used to be routed at a country club in Castro Valley). When I opened the machine up at home, I found out that Steve Charland serviced the machine and updated all the necessary items (grounds, capacitor replacement, etc.) since he left little white hanging notes on each of the things that were updated - pretty cool.

I cut and routed a new bottom and front panel for the machine since it had some water damage and rotted away.

Sanded, bondo'd the entire cabinet, primed with Kilz2, sprayed with Valspar signature paint in "Metropolis" grey.
Misted a bit of metallic paint around the cabinet, sprayed the "webbing" with Montana Marble effect. Used Banner red and Satin Ink for the blue.

Stencils were made using my Silhouette Cameo 3 (cut in sections since machine is unable to cut wide material). If you notice, the letters on the cabinet match the amazing spider-man on the backglass instead of using the existing font. Also, I used the spidey head from the backbox - in my opinion looks better than what was on the cabinet.

Let me know if you need anything.

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#203 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

I just stumbled upon this thread. I am in the process of restoring a GTB Spider-Man as well (I purchased it as a rough non-working project from a trailer park in San Leandro - guy told me it used to be routed at a country club in Castro Valley).

That looks freaking awesome!! In the middle of moving, so I haven’t had much time to work on any pins at all. I’ll shoot you a PM now though so I can get this thing moving.

Thanks for sharing. Your cabinet looks spectacular.

2 months later
#204 1 year ago

Awesome jobs. I love my Spidey. I’m starting to make a parts list for a clean up and repaint. Got some great tips. Hopefully start painting the box when it warms up. My play field is pretty good and I’m afraid I’ll ruin it if l try to clean it up. Would love to get a reproduction. For the webbing l thought about splattering with a brush, hit the handle with a...stick.
Do you find you stay up at night thinking about how to tackle different problems. Sorry for rambling the thread has made me a little excited.

#205 1 year ago
Quoted from Pandelis:

Awesome jobs. I love my Spidey. I’m starting to make a parts list for a clean up and repaint. Got some great tips. Hopefully start painting the box when it warms up. My play field is pretty good and I’m afraid I’ll ruin it if l try to clean it up. Would love to get a reproduction. For the webbing l thought about splattering with a brush, hit the handle with a...stick.
Do you find you stay up at night thinking about how to tackle different problems. Sorry for rambling the thread has made me a little excited.

This should give you the desired effect - Montana Marble

#206 1 year ago
Quoted from Pandelis:

Do you find you stay up at night thinking about how to tackle different problems. Sorry for rambling the thread has made me a little excited.

Thanks for checking in. I always think of ways to get games done. Glad it’s exciting other people to hit their Spideys.

I’m getting back to this one next week. Montana Marble seems to be a great option, as mentioned by WhiskeyPinball, and seems to be the way to go.

Can’t wait to get my cabinet done because everything else is ready to reassemble, and that is the most fun part.

#207 1 year ago

Montana marble looks great, one issue down. Now how to make stencils without having to purchase some sort of cutting machine. Hand cut Bristol board with Mod Podge was going to be my test starting point.

#208 1 year ago

Man this thread kind of makes me wish I hadn't sold my Spiderman.

#209 1 year ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Man this thread kind of makes me wish I hadn't sold my Spiderman.

You shouldn’t have sold it.

#210 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

You shouldn’t have sold it.

It allowed me to pick up a few EMs that I was far more interested in restoring and mine had some gnarly cabinet separation, so I'm not super sad, but seeing that restored cabinet above is mouth watering.

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#211 1 year ago

Ordered a new back glass from Shay on Fri. Mine shows ok, no flaking but the red and blue are starting to fade. Do l have to seal it to prevent it from flaking? I also have new rubber en route from Titan. Picked a few colours to try out. A few of mine are at the end of their life, probably all. I noticed, Colsond, in your pics their are 1 1/2 finishing nails, there about, in the lower corner by the flippers. I also have a few on one side. Did the previous owner put them in to tighten up the rubbers here preventing excessive bounce?
Also saw a playfield by Kruzman. Really pricey but it looked great. When l contacted him about it he told me he sold it in the summer. Bummer.
When l talked to Shay he also rubbed in that he just sold a NOS a while back. Shot down again. I’ll keep looking.
I trouble shot down a few lights to bad transistors. Pretty happy about that repair. And swapped out the bulbs to LEDS.
Anyways got to go play l hear it singing downstairs.
I’ll do pics when the BG gets here.

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#212 1 year ago

BG showed up today. Looks great. Nice dark blues and reds. Hot led spot doesn’t show with my eye.
Rubbers from Titan came yesterday, borrowed some colour changes from a Colsond3. Still looking for a PF although l haven’t posted anything on PS. I love pinball.
Colsond3 still looking for updates.

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#213 1 year ago

I am finishing up my playfield at the moment as well.

Used colored LED bulbs to match inserts, warm white bullet bulbs for under playfield plastics, and warm white bulbs for backbox (except purple was used for player # and blue was used in three circles on left side of backbox.

#214 1 year ago

I used coloured bulbs under the inserts as well, except the yellow ones. They didn’t look as bright as l would have liked. So l used clear ones there.

#215 1 year ago
Quoted from Pandelis:

BG showed up today. Looks great. Nice dark blues and reds. Hot led spot doesn’t show with my eye.
Rubbers from Titan came yesterday, borrowed some colour changes from a Colsond3. Still looking for a PF although l haven’t posted anything on PS.

Nice! New BG is definitely much better. So many Gottlieb glasses tend to “spot flake” over time. Some colors they used just don’t hold up well, especially the blues and yellows.

Rubber kit looks great too.

I’ve been working on my Halloween retheme, but should be getting back to this with Whiskeys’ awesome help in the next week or two.

#216 1 year ago
Quoted from Pandelis:

Still looking for a PF although l haven’t posted anything on PS.

That playfield looks pretty damn good to me! Especially comparing it to what I started with on this one.

#217 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

Used colored LED bulbs to match inserts, warm white bullet bulbs for under playfield plastics, and warm white bulbs for backbox (except purple was used for player # and blue was used in three circles on left side of backbox.

You have a shot of your illuminated backbox?

#218 1 year ago

Have some coloured leds in there and some clear ones (ran out of whites). And some incandescent flashers for the name.
Board needs painting as well but as l mentioned I’m waiting for warmer weather even if it is above 0 today.
Yea the playfield is really good, the yellow show ball swirl that l can’t get out, but you know how it is once you start muckin with them clean is never as good as new. My daughter thinks I’m nuts and should keep the game looking like a player. She’s probably right. However if l ever came across......

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#219 1 year ago

Playfield. Warm white is not as bright as sunlight / cool white and goes well behind the colors in the plastics and BG.

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#220 1 year ago

Backglass. Actually used pink behind the goblin and bird dude. Used ice blue behind the girl

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#221 1 year ago

Another thing to add is that I replaced the Gottlieb posts with normal posts (Machine Post/Stud 530-5010-02).

The change allows one to get rid of the speed nuts (which I don't care for) and color coordinate with plastic acorn nuts (check my playfield pics to see the different colors used in order to blend with the plastics).

#222 1 year ago

Jesus Christ - that's that piece of shit I sold you at Allentown ? lol
You are a master !
So happy you saved it... makes it worth almost getting killed dragging it out of a filthy basement with broken / missing steps.
I will gladly buy it back now.
Good job bro !
Joe

#223 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

Another thing to add is that I replaced the Gottlieb posts with normal posts (Machine Post/Stud 530-5010-02).
The change allows one to get rid of the speed nuts (which I don't care for) and color coordinate with plastic acorn nuts (check my playfield pics to see the different colors used in order to blend with the plastics).

Damn man, your game is looking sweet. Nice original look. I used sunlight bulbs in mine. Wanted to be in between cool and warm.

I did the same thing on my playfield with the posts, the pics are a few pages back. I think I included the color-matched post rubbers in the Titan kit I created.

That game sure is pretty. I’m waiting for my buddy to cut out the stencils.

#224 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

Jesus Christ - that's that piece of shit I sold you at Allentown ? lol
You are a master !
So happy you saved it... makes it worth almost getting killed dragging it out of a filthy basement with broken / missing steps.
I will gladly buy it back now.
Good job bro !
Joe

Nope, that’s WhiskeyPinball’s game. He made progress much faster, and now his game is setting the bar high for mine. Haha.

#225 1 year ago

This is what I started with. Had to route a new bottom and front panel due to water damage of bottom cabinet

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#226 1 year ago

At least it came with spare rubber!
Check, new posts and plastic nuts. Added to the list.

#227 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

This is what I started with. Had to route a new bottom and front panel due to water damage of bottom cabinet

Wow. Yeah, that looks pretty rough. Was it a Hurricane Sandy game?

#228 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Wow. Yeah, that looks pretty rough. Was it a Hurricane Sandy game?

It was not.

I bought it from some guy that lived in a trailer park (San Leandro, CA).

He left the machine outside on a pallet and under a tarp.

#229 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

This is what I started with. Had to route a new bottom and front panel due to water damage of bottom cabinet
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Hi,

Could you tell me what king of plywood did you used for the front pannel...? I tried once with basic one but it get distorted

#230 1 year ago
Quoted from Leveeger:

Hi,
Could you tell me what king of plywood did you used for the front panel? I tried once with basic one but it get distorted

When restoring cabinets I use 3/4" (18mm) Baltic Birch but in this instance I was out of the wood so used 3/4" Maple instead.

#231 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

When restoring cabinets I use 3/4" (18mm) Baltic Birch but in this instance I was out of the wood so used 3/4" Maple instead.

THX

#232 1 year ago

Whiskey, from another thread but, Is that a light/led in your start button? If so where did you find it? How’s it wired? And how did you get your door to shine like that?

#233 1 year ago
Quoted from Pandelis:

And how did you get your door to shine like that?

Probably polished? If so... start with sanding. Most people jump using the same or close grit increments, but you can try what works best for you.

I usually go (about 5-10 min each grit, depending how bad the metal is):

600
1000
1500
2000
3000

Then hit it with Mother's Mag or Flitz and a microfiber cloth. I sometimes also use the buffing wheel in between sanding and final polish.

Here’s a lockdown bar I just finished.

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#234 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Probably polished? If so... start with sanding. Most people jump using the same or close grit increments, but you can try what works best for you.
I usually go (about 5-10 min each grit, depending how bad the metal is):
600
1000
1500
2000
3000
Then hit it with Mother's Mag or Flitz and a microfiber cloth. I sometimes also use the buffing wheel in between sanding and final polish.
Here’s a lockdown bar I just finished.
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I’m gonna mail you my side rails for my Xenon

#235 1 year ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I’m gonna mail you my side rails for my Xenon

Haha. That’s the lockdown bar for my Xenon. I said in your Thruster thread that we almost use the same exact process. Told you that you need a buffing wheel!!

#236 1 year ago

Beautiful!

#237 1 year ago

Yep, sand + polish + elbow grease.

Pictures attached to wire in additional bayonet socket

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#238 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyPinball:

Pictures attached to wire in additional bayonet socket

And kept true with red and blue wire.

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