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MMPM Resto- First SS - Second Pin - Coffee Table

By Moonbus

2 years ago

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#9 2 years ago

Nice playfield! I have one of these and my playfield looks like a pig.

#18 2 years ago
Quoted from Moonbus:

This evenings antics...
The original displays were not included in the bits I bought so I got some LED replacements in kit form from Pinball Solutions. You get two board per display and a load of loose components along with instructions outlining what goes where.
I sorted the components for each board and attacked it like a production line. Its laborious but if you don't mind repetitive jobs it is not so bad.

I decided not to put the headers and connectors on yet as I am not sure how I am going to mount the displays. I may even decide to use a smaller size segment display that I will have to make myself. If I do I will need to put the driver sections under the playfield and run ribbon cables up to the displays. I also have to make this wire loom as it was also absent.

Need to clean them up a bit and lacquer but the worst is over, unless I have put something in the wrong place which would be a pain in the ass as they are all matching.

When you install these you may need to remove the wires running through pin 11 in the wire harness. I believe the diagram calls for them to be not connected but they were on my machine and i had issues with aftermarket displays because of this.

#29 2 years ago
Quoted from Moonbus:

I am going to scan the whole playfield so one thing I am considering is making a full size gloss poser print and sealing it between the playfield and the poly overlay I will be making.
This way I dont balls up a playfield that someone could probably do a better job on restoring in the future and for $30 I have something new looking.

i'd buy a print of that in a heartbeat!

#37 2 years ago

i'm definitely a fan of the darker blue

#39 2 years ago

i think i still prefer the darker blue overall, but its your game.

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#42 2 years ago
Quoted from Moonbus:

Wow, 16 days since an update...
So I started cleaning and it just went on and on and on and on and on.
I will admit that I have read some restore threads on here and wondered why most people who do this a lot just send stuff of to be re-chromed, plated or coated but now I fully understand why.
The quality of chrome/plating on this generation of machine is pitiful (pun intended) compared to the 60's machine I worked on prior.
All the bits have been through the following process...
ultrasonic cleaner
spot treated for rust
ultrasonic cleaner
Coke and aluminium foil rub down
ultrasonic cleaner
Brasso buff
Wipe clean
Wax to seal
Polish up
I realised that given the state of most of the bits that 'Chrome Porn' was out of the question. The units were structurally sound but cosmetically lacking and rust infected, once started the process must be finished.
Some pics of prime offenders...

So tonight, aided by beer is the big rebuild. No pub for me, I got 18 cans, some screw and socket drivers, pliers and this to deal with...

wow! pretty crusty. i shudder to think what mine looks like.

1 week later
#46 2 years ago

looking good!

1 month later
#57 2 years ago


Youve inspired me. Wish me luck.

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