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Just purchased a 1978 playboy pinball- need advice


By Bladerunner1

1 year ago



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#51 1 year ago
Quoted from DougZ3:

Although the website shows a playboy that they repainted, he doesn't list the stencil for sale on the site. Not sure why...

Probably some licensing issue.

You know what to do....

#52 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Here is a decal you can get to cover that rabbit.
ebay.com link » Bally Playboy Pinball Machine Playfield Insert Decals Uv Cured Inks Not Inkjet

SO I HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS, DO I SAND THE AREA AND THEN LAY THIS OVER IT, IS IT A STICKER? NOT SURE, IM A ROOKIE AT THIS STUFF.

#53 1 year ago

I saw one of these Playboy bonus area decals installed on a playfield. Whoever installed it cut it up into about 10 pieces in order to align it properly with the edges of the existing artwork. Just so you know it's not a 100% perfect fit.

#54 1 year ago
Quoted from Bladerunner1:

SO I HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS, DO I SAND THE AREA AND THEN LAY THIS OVER IT, IS IT A STICKER? NOT SURE, IM A ROOKIE AT THIS STUFF.

Do not sand it. Just lay it ontop of the existing artwork if you go that route.

Or just fix it up and play it as is and enjoy!

#55 1 year ago
Quoted from DougZ3:

Although the website shows a playboy that they repainted, he doesn't list the stencil for sale on the site. Not sure why...

He quit selling them because of licensing issues.

#56 1 year ago
Quoted from Bladerunner1:

SO I HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS, DO I SAND THE AREA AND THEN LAY THIS OVER IT, IS IT A STICKER? NOT SURE, IM A ROOKIE AT THIS STUFF.

I linked you to another option called a play field protector. If you want to keep your play field nice, or from getting worse, get one of these units. It will give you a nice, smooth, glassy surface to play on. I'll guarantee you that when you start banging that ball around that you will not even notice the worn spot.

Playboy will be a real easy pin to install this protector on.

https://www.playfield-protectors.com/Home/Details/hUcYcAPAgkqcXfi6yb-Q9g?categoryid=22&category=Playfield%20Protectors&name=Playboy%20%7C%201978

You said it. You area rookie. It is your first pin. Vid gave you some real good advise. Play that sucker. Play the hell out of it. Make sure you really like it. Make sure you like it after 4 or 5 months of playing. If it passes the long term play test then spend some money on it. Make it pretty. The thing is you got a real good deal on that Playboy and it does not take very long of spending a little money here and a little more money over here and before long you are now buried in it and need to sell. And since you did a good job of getting yourself buried you will have to take a loss to move it out.

I'm fixing my pins up. I want them to look nice, so I understand where you are coming from. Hopefully, I picked the right pins that someone would like to buy when I have to sell because I am spending the money !

#57 1 year ago

Enjoy having a pin to play. Like vid said, New ball and wax.

Otherwise only fix what breaks mechanically, fix nothing cosmetic until you play at least 100+ games. A well worn pin is still fun to play.

I might rebuild the flippers even if they "work", just so you know what new flippers play like. But you don't need to do that instantly.

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