Got me a Stern Big Game on 11-25-2015
The play field is not bad but it is not a 10. Most the paint wear is around the inserts. The paint is checked all over from age ( in the art world it is called alligatoring ). Considering the kid I got this machine from owned it for 16 years and never changed the ball I'm surprised there is any paint at all. And some of the inserts have sunk quite a bit.
I am not ready to take on the expense of clear coating so I thought I would try my hand at making a polycarbonate play field protector.
Between cleaning it up and replacing flipper points, EOS switches and coil sleeves, today is the first day I have gotten to play it.
The play field protector seems to be working well. Sunken inserts and worn paint are not obstacles. The ball moves swirly and smoothly across the protector.
Here are some pics.
The bingo cards are not as trashed as some pics of other Big Games I have seen.
But close up you can see the checked paint and insert wear.
Another close up of the checked paint.
I work it hard to get this crappy paint cleaned up. It is not perfect but it is much better.
Here is the overlay being final fitted.
Peeling the overlay
Here is the cleaned up and polished table without the overlay
And two pics with the overlay laid down.
As I said earlier, this is the first day I have been able to play this pin since I got it. It plays like a dream.
Although, it all play better once I get the flipper rebuild kits installed.
Thank you for reading.