(Topic ID: 240288)

Help me Repair Hideous WOZ cab damage


By CrazyLevi

46 days ago



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#1 46 days ago

Made the mistake of not requesting overzealous friend remove his wedding ring, which is a real shame as the marriage is crumbling and frankly I don't find the commitment to this jewelry worth the resultant damage to my otherwise pristine WOZ.

How can I repair this game so it is no longer a player's machine freak show that causes women and children to avert their eyes?

Any ideas short of complete decal replacement?

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#2 46 days ago

First, get a new friend that won’t ruin your games.

#3 46 days ago

that game has decals
just order a replacement from JJP

#4 46 days ago

Tweezers perhaps?

#5 46 days ago

Sorry to hear that happened Yeah replacement decal. I would also recommend adding these to the game. I have them installed on all of pins just incase.

https://www.pinballlife.com/pinguard-flipper-button-wear-protector-set.html

#6 46 days ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

Tweezers perhaps?

Plus heat gun to coax it back into a flat shape and reactivate glue?

#7 46 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Sorry to hear that happened Yeah replacement decal. I would also recommend adding these to the game. I have them installed on all of pins just incase.

https://www.pinballlife.com/pinguard-flipper-button-wear-protector-set.html

I add those to all my games to protect the flipper area from dirty hands and jewelry. A must have.

#8 46 days ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

Tweezers perhaps?

YEah was thinking something like that.

#9 46 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

First, get a new friend that won’t ruin your games.

As much as I want to be pissed off at him it's really not his fault. I mean in general, "who knew?"

I will start de-ringing friends when they come over. SImply never crossed my mind - also my games don't tend to be show pieces either.

#10 46 days ago

I like him, he's silly.

#11 46 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

YEah was thinking something like that.

Get the metal stainless ones off ebay and paint them red or leave them silver.

#12 46 days ago

Toothpick, push it down.

#13 46 days ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Toothpick, push it down.

Boomy idea!

Combo-d with some flipper button protectors.

#14 46 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Sorry to hear that happened Yeah replacement decal. I would also recommend adding these to the game. I have them installed on all of pins just incase.
https://www.pinballlife.com/pinguard-flipper-button-wear-protector-set.html

Are those the decals the stick on?

If so, I prefer the acrylic/petg ones that don't stick on the machine, but are held on by the button.

But, whatever work to protect the machine.

#15 46 days ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

Are those the decals the stick on?
If so, I prefer the acrylic/petg ones that don't stick on the machine, but are held on by the button.
But, whatever work to protect the machine.

Yeah they are slighting sticky. Do you have a link for the acrylic / PETG ones? Interested in checking then out. The vinyl ones are nice as you don't notice the edge to them while playing since they are so thin.

#16 46 days ago

On a serious note, can you find an artist to airbrush it and clean it up? I’ve heard of people doing this with great results.

#17 46 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

On a serious note, can you find an artist to airbrush it and clean it up? I’ve heard of people doing this with great results.

If it came to that I'd probably let the next owner handle it.

Perhaps I can smooth and cover for now.

#18 46 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Yeah they are slighting sticky. Do you have a link for the acrylic / PETG ones? Interested in checking then out. The vinyl ones are nice as you don't notice the edge to them while playing since they are so thin.

I had bought some from a seller called: www_sspruch_de. Shipping sucks, but they will combine shipping.

Go to eBay and search for "Button Area Protector for Pinball Machine"

Here is a link for Bally-Williams ones:
ebay.com link » Button Area Protector For Bally Williams Wpc Till 1993 Pinball Machine

For Stern:
ebay.com link » Button Area Protector For Stern Pinball Machine

#19 46 days ago

IT IS HIDEOUS!
OH THE HUMANITY!

Just kidding. That really sucks. It's a friend , what are you going to say.
Best of luck with the repair.

#20 46 days ago

Carefully lift the flap away from the cabinet to straighten out the ripple, then slowly, while holding the flap, lay it back down with a plastic squeegee tool that you would use for window film?

#21 46 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

If it came to that I'd probably let the next owner handle it.
Perhaps I can smooth and cover for now.

Get the RadCals.
They just stick on top.
30 min install.

Scratch and chip resistant.

And they look amazing!

#22 46 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

also my games don't tend to be show pieces either.

It's not even a YBR. Get over yourself.

#23 46 days ago
Quoted from V_piscopo:

It's not even a YBR. Get over yourself.

Who needs a stinkin' monkey anyway..

#24 46 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

If it came to that I'd probably let the next owner handle it.
Perhaps I can smooth and cover for now.

1) tweezers to unstick it from itself;
2) silicon spatula smooth it down
3) hit it briefly (BRIEFLY!) with a heat gun or hair dryer

#25 46 days ago

Definitely a hair dryer! A heat gun can create a shitstorm in a split second with no way to repair except a whole new sheet on the side of cabinet

#26 46 days ago

You know guys, I really do t think he gives a shit. Levi’s doesn’t seem the type to worry about a scuff or scratch on a game. I may be wrong however.

#27 46 days ago

I mean...I've heard stories of people doing this with rings, but I still don't get it. Anyone who's seen me play knows I can be tough on a game, especially if it's MINE. My ring has been busted for years in the back, and it could slice a decal like a hot knife through butter....and yet I've never damaged a game with it. Slap saves, shakes...whatever...not an issue. Must be something about those wierdos that push the flipper buttons with their middle finger..

#28 46 days ago

Hair dryer not to hot. Warm decal area. Carefully lift flap and insert glue evenly. Hairy dryer again and lay flap down. If using tweezers make sure not to pinch/tear. Smooth out w/credit card or plastic squeegee. I would lay a piece of wax paper over it when doing so. Just another thought for you.

#29 46 days ago
Quoted from Cash_Riprock:

Hair dryer not to hot. Warm decal area. Carefully lift flap and insert glue evenly. Hairy dryer again and lay flap down. If using tweezers make sure not to pinch/tear. Smooth out w/credit card or plastic squeegee. I would lay a piece of wax paper over it when doing so. Just another thought for you.

Yep - and if the decal is fairly thick, it can get folded up easily when it gets scratched like that, and the only way to get the folds out is to hit it with heat, but you don't want to melt the surrounding area. So a towel can help protect from the heat

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