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My Sky Jump Restore.. ( Its Complete!!!)

By tscottn

1 year ago

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#15 1 year ago

I did one of these a couple of years ago. I found that installing a playfield protector made the playfield look much nicer and eliminated ball interference from cupped inserts.
Good luck with the restore. Following your thread.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from tscottn:

thanks.. I have been thinking about the playfield protector as well.. This is definitely something I am interested in.. do you have any pics of how it came out on your SJ?

Why Yes. Yes I do. . .
I tried bright LED lights in my Sky Jump but decided that they were too bright. Some of these pics are with the bright LED lights. I later replaced them with softer frosted LEDs. The pics that are shiney and show reflections are with the playfield protector on. Big difference!


#21 1 year ago

This was my first ever attempt at a restoration. The pin was in pretty bad shape when I got it. I spent many hours troubleshooting, repairing and polishing everything. I retained almost all of the original parts except for the rubbers, flippers, pop caps, backglass and legs. I used the same apron decal that you did.
I also upgraded to a grounded power cord and ran grounding braid throughout to all of the appropriate areas/parts.
And even though the Pinball Pimp is a buddy - he lives nearby -, I didn’t want to tackle the cabinet restoration so I just cleaned it up as best I could and did some paint retouching.

#23 1 year ago

Keep up the great work. You are doing a fantastic job on the cabinet!

#27 1 year ago

Pinzzz: I took the in lane guides out - it was pretty easy and didn’t cause any damage. But your mileage may vary . . .

TScottn: I got my playfield protector from the above link in Pinzzz's comment. It ships from Germany I think. I was amazed - it arrived two days after I ordered it!

Looking forward to your upcoming posts on your progress!

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#35 1 year ago

Looks like it's coming along well. Fantastic work and troubleshooting!

#40 1 year ago

Wow. Fantastic!

#48 1 year ago

Steve at Pinball Resource has new twist nails if you want to keep it authentic. I just used some to replace the side rails for a buddy's Eight
Ball Deluxe.

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#54 1 year ago

I disagree - you'll never be be "done". I've been there - I know.
Fantastic work! Beautiful results.

#58 1 year ago

Steve is amazing. Very dedicated to oldschool - both oldschool Pinball and oldschool way of doing business.

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