(Topic ID: 176275)

Looking for recommendations for play field restoration


By Playdium

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Playdium
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    #1 2 years ago

    I have a Gottlieb EM that I would like to get ideas on having the play field restored. Various minor areas of paint loss/chips, signs of ball wear, and cracking in the paint.

    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I have a Gottlieb EM that I would like to get ideas on having the play field restored. Various minor areas of paint loss/chips, signs of ball wear, and cracking in the paint.

    Are you looking for tips on doing it yourself or advise on who to send it too ?

    #4 2 years ago

    Repainting the play field is a bit out of my comfort zone. I'ld like to send it to someone reputable.

    #5 2 years ago

    I sent my Gotlieb TX Sector to HSA Pinball http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Home.html
    and he did an EXCELLENT JOB!!! I had the "Stage 2" restore done. Here are before and after pics but they don't do it justice as seen in person. http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa092815txsect.html I would not hesitate to have other plafields done by HSA.

    #6 2 years ago

    Paging CaptainNeo...

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from rgb635:

    I sent my Gotlieb TX Sector to HSA Pinball http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/Home.html
    and he did an EXCELLENT JOB!!! Here are before and after pics but they dont do it justice. http://www.hsapinball.com/HSA_PINBALL/hsa092815txsect.html

    I too was very happy with hsa

    #8 2 years ago

    HSA pinball does great work. I need to get a couple more playfields to him.

    #9 2 years ago

    joemamma here on Pinside also does playfield restorations.
    kruzman is probably the best known.

    #10 2 years ago

    Painting on clear, or not painting on clear. That is the question. Folks have different opinions on this topic and I just want to do this once. Any feedback is appreciated.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from FrankJ:

    Paging CaptainNeo...

    Neo does great work I hear, but you'll have to be very thought out with an email to him or you wont get much back

    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    kruzman is probably the best known.

    You can check with himn but last I checked with him he only clear coats new PFs.

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    You can check with himn but last I checked with him he only clear coats new PFs.

    Yep. Got stiffed by too many people and won't take new work. Damn shame, too. I can't imagine somebody being that much of an asshole that they refuse to pay the guy's asking price after he's done all that work.

    #13 2 years ago

    I wish I couls work with you on this one because I love king of diamonds. I can only do a couple of restorations a year for several reasons. The most positive being, to bring the pf up to my standards takes a lot of time, and it is impossible to know how much and how long. I only consiter it a sucess if you cant tell it has been restored. Someone mentioned painting on top of clear coat. That is one of the things that I do not like. It makes the touch up real obvious, and looks amature to me, but everyone has diffrent standards, so when you find a pf guy who shares yours, stick with him, and definatly pay him when he is done!!!
    cheers, r kruzman

    #14 2 years ago

    Well it will be sometime this winter, as I haven't started to disassemble it yet. I figure while I restore the cabinet, the PF could be sent out.

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