(Topic ID: 229820)

Mermaid cabinet painted blue

By Robo1

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 63 days ago by oldcarz
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“How much of a restoration is good for such a rare game?”

  • Complete restoration , cabinet repaint, new playfield and backglass 1 vote
  • Original where possible, keep nice backglass, nice cabinet and retouch playfield 8 votes

(9 votes)

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#1 1 year ago

Today I started trying to remove some blue paint that someone had painted on a 1951 Mermaid. The game has been in storage since 41 years! Probably painted blue around 5o years ago. I managed with a razorblade to scratch off the entire front of the cabinet and coin door. The colors under havent seen UV light since around 1968 I am guessing. Take a look at this!

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#2 1 year ago

Try using heat to help take the paint off. I've found that it helps a lot with certain paints, especially if you can leave the cabinet baking in the sun for an hour or two during the warmer months.

#3 1 year ago

This era games - originality is everything - where possible of course.

#4 1 year ago

File the corners of those blades round. You can also add tape to each side to make small scrapers. Keeps gouges and scratches down.

1 year later
#5 63 days ago

Final tweeking today and it is finished!
Here is an update:

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#7 63 days ago

Magnificent looking pin!

#8 63 days ago

Nice job! Very best of luck with yours. Happy Holidays!

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