(Topic ID: 96183)

Guns and Roses GnR price check

By bub2010

5 years ago

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#17 5 years ago
Quoted from bub2010:

I was going by what my friend said sight unseen and I am not interested in it for myself. Overall a shop and a cliffy for the hole and it would look a lot better. The glass was in need of a bottom cleaning also. Might be a local or 2 checking it out tomorrow. If it does not sell over the weekend he will likely do some cleaning and I'll take updated pics and put in the proper FS category.

Personally I think a touch up of the axel hole would look better than one of those huge Cliffys. I think the scoop Cliffys for games like this - and MB for example - look like big old stretched out, fat, sloppy, va....well, better just leave it at that.

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Cliffy makes a thin version for holes with minor wear. Looks much better..

Definitely better! The thin cliffy hole protectors look fine. The big ones are ugly and also scream "this game was blown out to hell!". Just my opinion of course.

Kim, I totally agree that repairs of this nature are complicated and require solid skills. And if were talking "restoration quality" that's a different conversation entirely. I've never owned a game that needed to be repaired like that. Or needed a cliffy to hide (protect) visible damage. I have two questions.

1) aren't there wood puttys/fillers that could be used on these areas and then clear coated that would basically repair/protect the area? Forget the artwork and painting...I'm just talking about filling in the wear. I would much rather see a cleared, wood appearance than the protector. Even if you screw up the job....put a cliffy over it to hide it....that's what you're suggesting anyway. Just curious how hard this approach would be, assuming it would be an improvement affording both protection and cosmetics.

2) if there's serious damage under the cliffy - such as a dramatic slope or fall off in the edge - will the cliffy just get bent and maybe contribute more damage? I recall hearing how this might happen in SOME applications...I do not know if this is the proper example of that, which is why I'm asking.

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

In brief, yes you could. But to do this you have to disconnect and remove the playfield. This is followed by depopulating the playfield on both the top and bottom. Thats a lot of work right there.

In extreme examples the Cliffy can get bent up. But that's when playfield damage is so severe its beyond a Cliffy's capability and shouldn't have been installed in the first place. In cases like that a wood filler would need to be applied, sanded and shaped to support the Cliffy.
The Axle hole pictured in this thread is a great candidate for a Cliffy. Install it, forget it and it looks great.
Good questions Family Arcade.

Thanks. I have a GNR with a lot less wear around the hole than this example and I was wondering what might be done. I am not going to be removing and depopulating the playfield anytime soon! I'll cross my fingers that the smaller cliffy will work. If not, maybe I'll bite the bullet and put the larger cliffy on.

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