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HEP Pinball Magic 2018


By High_End_Pins

5 months ago



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#51 68 days ago

Playfield is out of the cabinet.
All sub assemblies removed so far are on plugs now.

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#52 68 days ago

Following again ... Just played a game! Tough to shop best of luck!

#53 68 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Following again ... Just played a game! Tough to shop best of luck!

Thanks. Should stay pretty current in terms of updates to the thread now that the seal is broken.

#54 68 days ago

Subscribed!

#55 68 days ago

Following along. I'm definitely switching coils to plugs on my future restorations/playfield swaps.

#56 68 days ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

I'm definitely switching coils to plugs on my future restorations/playfield swaps.

I agree with this statement, my Houdini is all done with plugs, so much easier to work with!

#57 68 days ago

Wiring is removed.

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#58 68 days ago

Full Mylar is being removed.

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#59 68 days ago

Mylar is removed along with the glue.

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#60 67 days ago

Nice job on the Mylar removal no paint or insert lift!
Impressive!

#61 67 days ago

Gutting the cabinet.

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#62 67 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Nice job on the Mylar removal no paint or insert lift!
Impressive!

Thanks. I actually have a NOS playfield but I hate to waste it since the game really doesn’t need it.
Nice insurance policy though.

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#63 67 days ago

Head and trim are off.
Just about ready to go into the paint shop.

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#64 67 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

actually have a NOS playfield but I hate to waste it since the game really doesn’t need it.

If you ever want to part with it ... I would love to have it clear coated!

#65 67 days ago

Cabinet is now stripped completely.

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#66 67 days ago

Cabinet is ready to prep.

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#67 67 days ago

Before I get to that I will drill and dimple the NOS playfield.
I doubt I use it for this project but at the same time this will be my only chance to have a template to work off of. The NOS playfield has most holes but no dimples at all top or bottom.
I will make a template off the original playfield.

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#68 67 days ago

Paper is cut out in the exact outer shape and size of the playfield then anchored with tape so it is tight.

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#69 67 days ago

Some basic “landmarks” are cut into the paper for ease of alignment once transferred over to the NOS playfield.

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#70 67 days ago

Underside template is made and can be transferred over now.

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#71 67 days ago

Placing the template on the NOS is pretty easy with the landmark cut outs

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#72 67 days ago

Template is now secured.
I do not actually dimple I predrill using a small bit and a guard so it cannot go past the first layer or two.

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#73 67 days ago

Everything now predrilled underneath and checked off for verification.

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#74 67 days ago

Template is removed from the NOS playfield and then the underside is sanded clean to remove any burrs.

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#75 67 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Nice job on the Mylar removal no paint or insert lift!
Impressive!

Yeah, I've heard horror stories about mylar removal on this game. Mine could use it but I'm not that brave / stupid to try it.

#76 67 days ago

Same method used on the topside.

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#77 67 days ago

Looks nice. Someone mentioned there was a 3 pop bumper version?

#78 67 days ago

Looking great! Thanks for sharing!

#79 67 days ago

I really appreciate the documentation of how to transfer dimples. That's something that looks so simple when you do it!

#80 66 days ago
Quoted from mschonbrun:

That's something that looks so simple when you do

True artisan!

#81 65 days ago

Going to prep and clear the playfields today.

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#82 65 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Going to prep and clear the playfields today.

Nice job! Do you always start at 180 grit and work your way up or just 180?

#83 65 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Nice job! Do you always start at 180 grit and work your way up or just 180?

Depending on rough the lane is or how deep I want to cut I could start as rough as 80 it as fine as 320.

#84 65 days ago

Playfields are prepped. Not cleaned or touched up just prepped
While I am still doing the dustier operations I am going to prep the cabinet as well.
What a I want to do before I start doing any serious masking or painting is clear it so it will be less fragile during that process.
Before I do that I will address the few structural repairs. One panel at a time.

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#85 65 days ago

First side is done.

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#86 65 days ago

Second side in process.
While it hardens I will shift over to the lower cab.
The neck was loose and not correctly lined up on all three sides so it is removed.

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#87 65 days ago

I will remove all the nails and staples.
It looks like this has been addressed once before at some time.

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#88 65 days ago

Panel is prepped and ready to reattach.
Then reattached using slightly larger barbed finish nails where the staples once were.

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#89 65 days ago

Some of the plys were separating on the transformer support so I have injested glue and wrapped with tape as a way to clamp.
Later on in the process I will install a support block under it as well. Since it is slotted into the cabinet walls I prefer to repair and shore it up over replacing it.
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#90 65 days ago

Working on the lower cabinet repairs and seams now.

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#91 65 days ago

Initial cabinet repairs are complete. The entire cabinet is now lightly scuffed and will then be chemically cleaned and prepped.

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#92 65 days ago

Was it not cost effective to build a new cabinet with the Capcom style? I don't think I've seen you restore a cabinet in awhile.

#93 65 days ago
Quoted from turbo20lbs:

Was it not cost effective to build a new cabinet with the Capcom style? I don't think I've seen you restore a cabinet in awhile.

Just depends on the game and art options.
Stenciled cabinets would definitely go with new cabs
Decaled cabinets pretty much the same but on a game like this where you have to save the existing art it is not possible because of the art options not the construction itself.

#94 65 days ago

NOS playfield prepped. Does not need anything more to be cleared.

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#95 65 days ago

Original playfield prepped.
Will need some very minor touch ups from the disassembly process not due to wear.
This would be things like minor chipping at the wire guide spots and a spot here or there where a or part bonded over the years.
These spots will just need a little brush touch since they will be covered back up during reassembly. No need to turn a tiny spot into a huge repaint in this case.

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#96 65 days ago

Minor touch ups are done on the original.
Not much effort put into that just more for the current presentations sake.
Once I clear it I can revisit them if needed but for now just putting back anything that was missing.

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#97 65 days ago

Cabinet is prepped and mask.
First will be applying adhesion promoter.
This is very important since I can only lightly sand without getting into the colors of the art work.

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#98 65 days ago

Adhesion promoter applied and the purple breakthroughs are just lightly airbrushed in freestyle no masking.
I am doing that just to fill the gaps but will do a much more detailed masking and painting on the next pass.

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#99 65 days ago

Thank you for documenting all these restores. I'm sure these threads have helped inform and inspire tons of people.

#100 64 days ago

As always thanks for posting. What are you using for an adhesion promoter?

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