Laser Cue - a foolish rustoration


By gutz

4 weeks ago


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#1 29 days ago

Sequels are never as good as the originals, but here is the worst half of the 2 pins for $0.99 eBay deal. Edit: Here is the first half of the deal if you missed it: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sorcerer-you-are-done-mortal

Starting point is abysmal. I think at some point, the lower cab was holding water. Rust, rust everywhere, rust rust I'm starting not to care

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#2 29 days ago

Yes, lower cabinet, you hold many fine treasures

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#3 29 days ago

Head doesn't look good, but is still solid wood. The blue sharpie bandit has left his mark all over the cabinet.

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#4 29 days ago

Wow, I thought the Bronco I'm doing was bad!

#5 29 days ago

Playfield is currently sitting outside. It's so gross, rain won't even touch it. No true before picture exists because I cleaned off the viewable area when I bought the machine years ago.

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#6 29 days ago

Less wear than mine!

#7 29 days ago

This is either brave or insane.
I admire both.
Good luck!

#8 29 days ago

Reminds me of the pin I got from Hawaii, rust everywhere....

#9 29 days ago

Just finished restoring mine. Lmk if you need any reference pics. Probably have a few parts I can send you.

#10 29 days ago

Definitely looks like a "project" machine.

Be sure to get the metal parts all soaking in Evapo-Rust to get rid of the rust.

#11 29 days ago

I'm definitely subscribing to this. To add what Ken said, I'd probably try putting a wire wheel on a drill press (if you have one). That setup gives you a lot of flexibility on brushing rust off of larger objects.

#12 28 days ago

I wonder if these machines were sitting in New Jersey, when the storm hit a few years past....
They look like they have been submerged in salt water.

Yves

#13 28 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

This is either brave or insane.
I admire both.
Good luck!

"It is a wiseman who knows when courage ends and stupidity begins"

#14 28 days ago
Quoted from bpa:

Just finished restoring mine. Lmk if you need any reference pics. Probably have a few parts I can send you.

Thanks! I know I need a ball roll tilt, have one of those for sale?

#15 28 days ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

Definitely looks like a "project" machine.
Be sure to get the metal parts all soaking in Evapo-Rust to get rid of the rust.

Northern tool employee scoffed/questioned me when I order the five gallon bucket

#16 28 days ago
Quoted from Arcane:

I wonder if these machines were sitting in New Jersey, when the storm hit a few years past....
They look like they have been submerged in salt water.
Yves

I believe that is 100% pure Nebraskan barn patina.

#17 28 days ago

ABANDON SHIP!!!

lol just kidding look forward to seeing the end result

#18 28 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

Northern tool employee scoffed/questioned me when I order the five gallon bucket

O'Reilly's Auto Parts also sells Evapo-Rust in the 5 gallon bucket as well as in 55 gallon drums!

#19 27 days ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

O'Reilly's Auto Parts also sells Evapo-Rust...in 55 gallon drums!

So you're saying I could dip the entire machine ....

#20 24 days ago

A quick once over with Novus One should get a guy right back on track.
Haha.
Good Luck Z!

#21 24 days ago

And it probably needs a fuse replaced too. Seriously, though, i admire your dedication.

#22 24 days ago

Project Pin lover here. You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! Looking forward to seeing your progress on a very Projecty Pin!

P.S. Guess what I just picked up today?
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-machine-did-you-bring-home-today-post-your-pictures/page/130#post-3982217

#23 24 days ago

LaserCue is a very under-rated game. I love mine!

Good luck w/ the restore. Can't wait to see the results.

#24 24 days ago

Wow. This seriously makes my restore look like the proverbial "fuse replacement".

Actually, the thing I keep thinking is how bad it must smell.

Good luck!

#25 23 days ago

I have a semi populated laser cue playfield i would sell parts off cheap if you need any.

#26 23 days ago

You are braver than I.

#27 22 days ago

Lieutenant laser cue, you got new legs! First time its been up in probably 20+ years...

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#28 22 days ago

99 cents?! Not bad!

#29 22 days ago

Funk free bottom panel and painted interior. New ground braid and leg tees.

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#30 22 days ago

This is the most insane set of revives I have ever seen

#31 22 days ago
Quoted from quinntopia:

Wow. This seriously makes my restore look like the proverbial "fuse replacement".
Actually, the thing I keep thinking is how bad it must smell.
Good luck!

Surprisingly, the smell wasn't that bad. I've had games that looked better but smelled worse!

I need a roll tilt, anyone have one for sale?

A picture of the departed. Remember kids, rust kills:

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#32 22 days ago

I had a Laser Cue that wasn't anywhere near that bad and I parted it out. I have a lot of parts in case you need them.

#33 22 days ago
Quoted from BallyPinWiz:

I had a Laser Cue that wasn't anywhere near that bad and I parted it out. I have a lot of parts in case you need them.

Quoted from Mitch:

I have a semi populated laser cue playfield i would sell parts off cheap if you need any.

Awesome, thanks. For now I need a roll tilt. When I get to the playfield I'm sure the list will grow.

#34 22 days ago

Do you need just the roll tilt cage assembly, or do you need the whole white board part that the tilt parts are attached to? My white board does not look exactly like the one in your Laser Cue.

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#35 21 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

Thanks! I know I need a ball roll tilt, have one of those for sale?

No unfortunately not. I have an untested power supply, maybe some extra decals, I think a few posts and those red translucent lane covers, a backglass that is flaking at the bottom. I know I have other stuff laying around. Will check for you.

On a side note, Laser Cue is such a great game and doesn't get the respect it deserves! Here are a couple pics of the one I restored (was not as bad as what you are starting with).

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#36 21 days ago
Quoted from BallyPinWiz:

Do you need just the roll tilt cage assembly, or do you need the whole white board part that the tilt parts are attached to? My white board does not look exactly like the one in your Laser Cue.

Just the roll tilt cage assembly.

And your board is different! Did yours have a knocker and bell mounted to that board?

#37 21 days ago

I can't believe that is the same cabinet!! Excellent work

#38 21 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

This is the most insane set of revives I have ever seen

If you behave, there was actually a prequel to these two that I could share. Its not as good though, kind of like the star wars movies.

#39 20 days ago

FML (f%$# my laser cue)

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#40 20 days ago

I also have the whole transformer assembly from a Lasercue if you need it. Expensive to ship though.

#41 19 days ago

When doing the dirty board hole transfer, don't be a fool - wrap your tool. Or in this case, wrap your freshly painted board.

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#42 18 days ago

Following. Loved how your Sorcerer turned out and this one is off to a great start as well.

#43 18 days ago

What's your plan for exterior of cabinet? Going to repaint/stencil?

#44 18 days ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

What's your plan for exterior of cabinet? Going to repaint/stencil?

I think it looks pretty damn good for $0.50

(translation: Clean it and play the hell out of it )

#45 18 days ago

I would have expected less for $0.50! Going to be sweet when done! What a rescue

#46 18 days ago

Might aswell "wrap your tool" aswell, judging by how dirty that thing is.

#47 16 days ago

I'm no baker, but this feels close to a 1/4 cup of rust from the transformer panel.

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#48 16 days ago
Quoted from Luzur:

Might aswell "wrap your tool" aswell, judging by how dirty that thing is.

You Swedes have a very different approach to game repair. You must have more women around the shop

#49 15 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

You Swedes have a very different approach to game repair. You must have more women around the shop

Well we dont have the bigger market of games like you guys do over there so we have to love our games abit....*shifty-eyes*.....more.

#50 15 days ago

Wow! Following, I'm in awe

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