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No rainbow puke club! (Post pics of worst color gi fails)

By Mitch

1 year ago

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    “Do you dislike color GI”

    • Yes get rid of it. (Welcome to the club) 166 votes
    • No I really enjoy it ( your in the wrong thread) 41 votes
    • A little is ok at the very back under ramps ( I guess you can stay) 90 votes

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    #1122 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Now, let's get back to idiots that color their games like simpletons and tell them how they're having their fun wrong.

    Personally, I don't have any clown puke LE jobs, just as I wouldn't be caught dead riding a Huffy or My Little Pony girl's bicycle.

    But other members here are doing a great job displaying theirs.

    Though I do say if you are going to do something, you might as well go all out and do it right.

    ebay.com link » Huo Terminator 2 Pinball Machine Refurbished Tii Williams Led Lights Shopped

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    #1161 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I knew the disgrace of this thread would bring you back!

    It was the watered down-ness of this thread that brought me back.

    So rainbow puke in GI is bad, but color puking inserts is OK? Come on man!

    #1220 1 year ago

    The op wins. He asked for the worst led gi fails and owners and haters all posted alike.

    #1270 1 year ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    I don't understand why all the purpers are even in here.

    Again, the op of this thread requested members to post pics of LED fails.

    Once upon a time, in the old days, I tried to add a little color to a game that had very little to start with. A little older, and a little wiser now, I've learned there is only so much you can do when trying to polish a turd.

    I am well on my way to redemption, but am finding that putting games back to their bone stock glory can be a pricey venture as well because GE no longer makes 44 bulbs and existing supply is dwindling fast.

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    #1370 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    People are taking a few pictures and posting what they think looks good.

    I thought they were all posting what looks like crap. Just as the op requested.

    #1372 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    LEDs adding a perceived value is just like anything else from bad sellers.

    Lowers the value IMO. It takes a lot of time and effort to put it back right, and as mentioned before GE 44s are getting harder to come by.

    #1378 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

    I'll tag on a bit extra to my offer if a pin already has its GI upgrade to warm white LED's.

    I'll tag on a little extra if a game already has it's GI upgraded to NOS GE 44s.

    #1391 1 year ago

    What's wrong with this picture?

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    #1393 1 year ago

    Original lightning flippers.

    #1396 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    It looks fine to me then!

    Thanks! This one never had LEDs except the two I installed. Can you find them?

    When I started using invisiglass, I found LEDs too blinding and not necessary to make the game pop. I have real good eyes and want to keep them that way.

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    #1398 1 year ago

    They are under the ramp so it doesn't melt. Common issue I'm told. I could have gone with 47s I suppose. Invisiglass with stock lighting is where it's at for me. Easiest mod to undo. But I like it.

    #1399 1 year ago

    Oh who the hell am I trying to fool? I'll get to the these in a week or two, I promise!

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    #1401 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    the ES looks pretty good as is.

    That's a combination of four men's work including myself. But it is f#$cking brite! The BK2K just came back after a few years gone. I'm playing the heck out of it trying not to notice.

    #1403 1 year ago

    Between you talking me into it and me standing there looking at the masterpiece, I believe I will leave it as is at least until next year. And maybe beyond. Now I think I'll go play it.

    #1411 1 year ago
    Quoted from irobot:

    How can the pro-puke guys see this kind of thing and think it's an improvement?

    Because they spent a lot of money and time on it?

    #1414 1 year ago
    Quoted from irobot:

    are you genuinely bewildered and offended by the fact that some people find clown puke to be ugly and pointless?

    Uh... no.

    #1418 1 year ago

    What really offends me is that people are getting offended.

    #1423 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    you're confusing which side o-din is on.

    Even I get confused sometimes.

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    #1431 1 year ago

    This thread's been awful quiet today.


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    #1526 1 year ago
    Quoted from irobot:

    Nobody can dispute that clown puke is taking over the hobby.

    It all starts with the people that are doing the clown puking.

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    #1537 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    This thread is payback for me....use to be dozens of emails a day..."How do I LED my game?"

    To be fair, that was back when you were dropping acid, wasn't it?

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    #1897 1 year ago
    Quoted from irobot:

    If you were working at the Williams factory in 1992 and you put all purple bulbs in a TZ, the supervisor would say it was incorrect.

    No, he would probably say "you're fired!"

    #1921 1 year ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    Let's not bring the blues into this.......

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    #1948 1 year ago

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    #1957 1 year ago

    Can we go rainbow happy now?

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    #1958 1 year ago

    All I ask is those that are color bombing games, please send the original bulbs to me.

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    #2058 1 year ago

    Inspiration for the upcoming remake!

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    #2061 1 year ago

    Theatre of Mucus!

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    #2077 1 year ago

    Way beyond the neutral zone.

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    #2080 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gexchange:

    The Bright cool whites blind me and make it harder to play. I guess to each there own. Good news is if you don't like it and it's your game its easy to fix.

    Unless you buy one of those new games or remakes where you don't really have a choice.

    #2082 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gexchange:

    At this Time, Stern's GI and CGC's Gi are all replaceable. Stern with off the shelf LED's and CGC with Nifty's plug-in style LED's.


    Will incandecents work?
    If only the insert lights were replaceable too.

    #2084 1 year ago

    Maybe instead of invisiglass, the next big thing in pinball will be diffuser glass.

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    #2166 1 year ago

    How bout the clusterfuck of colors on this thing.

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    #2167 1 year ago

    Lets not do the time warp again!

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    #2168 1 year ago

    Even Scully and Mulder don't have an answer for this thing.

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    #2169 1 year ago

    "Take me down to the led city where the game looks crappy, not even close to pretty"

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    #2194 1 year ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    Still way brighter and more white in the flipper area than this one on the 'Bay

    Exactly. White is a color. And obnoxiously bright cool white sux as bad as some of these shades of lavender.

    #2196 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Perhaps at the Pinball Olympics, they will add a few games with the most awful colored GI in the dark, and see how the pros play.

    It wouldn't affect me at all as I play with my eyes shut.

    But for home use, I really need to impress the ladies. And they aren't too thrilled to know my favorite colors are pink and purple.

    #2322 1 year ago

    The biggest sin is after they spend all this money on these puke fests, they think they are now worth a dollar a play on location.

    #2352 1 year ago

    The Shadow Knows..... purple.

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    #2355 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    I don't know why people feel the need to want to purple shadow.

    It seems Shadow is not alone, they want to purple all of them!

    #2371 1 year ago

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    #2373 1 year ago

    " I am purple man!"

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    #2386 1 year ago
    Quoted from CactusJack:

    The Purple Knight Rides again

    The New Riders of The Purple Puked Pinball Games.

    #2388 1 year ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    A doobie, a pretty girl and a large schooner of beer and you are set. Oh, a few dollars in quarters.

    You only thing you forgot are the old lady sunglasses.

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    #2391 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrossman5:

    I can't believe that some people think that that much purple looks good.

    It's all a matter of taste.

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    #2731 1 year ago

    Love never dies? It's already dead, Jim.

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    #2733 1 year ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    Someone ACTUALLY thinks this looks good.

    Apparently so. In fact enough to post pictures of it on the internet.

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    #2787 1 year ago

    Fresh off e-bay. 1973 Williams Jubilee. I think if LEDs had been a thing back then, I would have probably found somewhere else to hang out

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    #2792 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    how the shit did those color choices even happen?

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    #2808 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    Ancient Egypt will never be the same.

    The one on the left definitely has the pharaohs rolling over in their pyramids.

    Has to be one of the most gawd awful puke jobs this thread has seen yet.

    #2812 1 year ago

    To boldly go beyond......... Uranus!!!

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    #2981 1 year ago

    "Ride the puky wheel!"

    "Ya pay ya money, ya take ya chances"

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    #2986 1 year ago


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    #2992 1 year ago


    Living in So Cal my whole life, I'm not sure if I remember a disaster quite like this one.

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    #2993 1 year ago

    Rocky anf Barfwinkle

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    #2995 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scoot:

    There will always be people who will try to put others down to make themselves look good.

    We're putting down Xmas tree lights in pinball machines here. Noone in particular. Don't take it so personally.

    And if it makes us laugh so hard it brings tears to our eyes, of course it makes us feel better. Don't give a shit how it makes us look. lol

    #2999 1 year ago

    Purple Jack?

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    #3024 1 year ago

    Mr. and Mrs. Puke-Man

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    #3033 1 year ago

    Have No Fear, purple man is here!

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    #3046 1 year ago

    Even if all restaurants are Taco Bell now, does that mean our pinball machine lighting has to be just as crappy?

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    #3048 1 year ago

    World Puker Tour.

    Shame it is a little difficult to color bomb the translite in this era Stern.

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    #3050 1 year ago
    Quoted from Archytas:

    I actually can't see any coloured LED's apart from the top left and top right backboard blue and red ones. Am I missing something?

    Yeah, you are missing that those colored bulbs make the whole thing look like ass.

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    #3063 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vexx_182:

    Your full is sh*t o-din lol

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    #3073 1 year ago

    You may not be able to polish a turd, but you can sure make it worse! It never ends...

    Poor old Dracula won't be coming out of his coffin anytime soon.

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    #3076 1 year ago

    I do give them kudos on this one for trying to make it a better game.

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    #3084 1 year ago

    Barf Busters Incorporated.

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    #3219 1 year ago

    Such a fun thread.

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    #3229 1 year ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

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    Everybody underground, NOW!

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    #3337 1 year ago

    "Captain, sensors are picking up some Klingons circling Uranus"

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    #3351 1 year ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    I bet Dirty Harry LOVED purple. Probably just couldn't get enough of purple in his life. Seems really true to his character.

    Pink maybe, but purple?

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    #3361 1 year ago

    ...it's never ending mission to boldly glow like no game has glowed before.

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    #3464 10 months ago


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    #3466 10 months ago

    Is that 'Best SS Restoration" plaque a fake?

    Because I own a restored Skateball and it looks way better than that.

    #3468 10 months ago

    For those that think "That looks amazing!' No, it doesn't. Skateball looks amazing without all that crap.

    #3471 10 months ago
    Quoted from Marvin:

    That's not a restoration.

    Apparently somebody thought so. Enough to mock up that plaque.

    From the e-bay ad

    "was shown at Pinball Expo 2018 in Chicago last week, where it won Best Solid State Restoration"


    #3473 10 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    It looks like pumpkin spice barf

    The judges must have been drinking too much pumpkin spice barf beer.

    #3476 10 months ago

    To be fair, perhaps that Skateball was the only restored solid state at the Chicago Expo and they had to give the trophy to someone.

    #3480 10 months ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Pics or it didn't happen. Show us yours.

    That's easy enough!

    Nice NOS Bally playfield with all correct colors.... No LED bulbs at all... Perfect original backglass...
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    #3482 10 months ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Now THAT'S what I would call a restoration!

    I wish I could take credit for doing the work. But I do maintain it and play it. And it sure pretties up the place.

    #3485 10 months ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    I like that it looks original. I really don't care for the Powder coating and and artwork on the arch of the "Restored" one.

    Theirs also has a reproduction playfield and some of the colors are way off, as they were on the entire run especially if you look at the blues. I'd need to put the repro backglass next to mine to see how close it is or if the mirroring looks any good.

    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    That sure is pretty, now I need to add Skateball to my wishlist.

    Not a bad choice if you have the space. It is certainly a blast to play and never gets old to look at day after day. Sounds are pretty cool too.

    #3488 10 months ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    Irresponsible powder coating deserves its own thread. Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should.

    Yeah, but they're giving out trophies for that shit now.

    #3502 10 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Vomet [quoted image]

    "It makes your teeth turn green......"

    #3505 10 months ago

    Two nightmares in one.

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    #3510 10 months ago

    Puke you, a$$hole.
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    #3524 10 months ago

    Monster Barf

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    8 barf deluxe

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    #3535 10 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    On an EM? Come on. That's a new low.

    I'm just glad we didn't have those multi colored blinders back in the day or I surely would have had a stroke by now.

    #3538 10 months ago

    Back to the matter at hand.

    Pink, Purple, and Green Rose

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    #3542 10 months ago

    Looks like that Space Shuttle is about to land on Uranus.

    #3545 10 months ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    I am all for non ghosting LEDs,

    I am all for non LEDs

    #3555 10 months ago

    Surfers on acid.

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    #3940 64 days ago

    I've been looking for another No Fear, but man! Looks like it would take some work to even make it playable.

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    #3943 64 days ago

    I'm going to look at it later with my dark shades on.

    Lately, I am an led pulling machine! Got plenty of 44s and 555s in stock.

    #3944 64 days ago

    Some things you just can't unsee.

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    #3951 63 days ago
    #3953 63 days ago

    If you think the GI is hacked on this machine, you haven't seen the driver board yet. Haha! As bright as it is, the whole back of the playfield GI is out.

    I can fix it! I've got the ultimate set of tools...

    #3956 63 days ago

    That thing makes my No Fear look like a work of art.

    #3958 63 days ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    Second question is why is there two balls on the PF in play? It’s not a multi-ball game.

    You can play up to five balls at a time, if you are so inclined.

    #3962 63 days ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    You can with any manual loading ball game but why would you...ugh

    Except most multiplayers you can't. Only one ball in most.

    That would then beg the question why totally clown puke the thing out in the first place?

    #3970 62 days ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    In all fairness, that was my reaction the first time I put white LED flashers in one of my games. Lesson learned though, keep the flashers as incandescents.

    Lesson learned is remove all leds and don't waste any more money on any of that junk, and see happily ever after.

    #3972 62 days ago

    Your eyes are probably thanking you for that.

    #3974 61 days ago
    Quoted from razorsedge:

    Incandecents create unecesary heat and current for this day and age

    Is that because the ozone layer is deteriorating and the ice caps are melting? Yeah, in the old days we isn't have to worry about that.

    #3976 61 days ago
    Quoted from razorsedge:

    Nah, I was purely considering the longevity of the machine... current, heat...

    Considering I have several games from the 1950s to the 1990s that are still running strong with incandescents, I am surely doing my part for global warming.

    #3978 61 days ago

    I've got some super nice games from the 80s and up that are also running incandescents. The key sometimes is to just upgrade those cheap board connectors that go bad after 10-20 years.

    #3981 61 days ago
    Quoted from razorsedge:

    one more game of Alien Star before bed!

    I see your dilemma now. The electronics in those early solid state Gottliebs weren't engineered or built to be reliable for a year let alone 40 no matter what bulb you use. I was speaking of my experience with Bally and Williams products.

    Or to use the cargument, I stick with mostly Toyota and Honda, but won't touch a Yugo or a Renault.

    #3983 61 days ago
    Quoted from razorsedge:

    Would it be okay if someone put Purple condoms on all their Yellow incandecent GI
    bulbs? lol

    I've got a story about a purple condom alright.

    #3985 58 days ago
    #3999 56 days ago
    Quoted from hollywood:

    Do any of you guys still use the old bulbs? I only ask because I have quite a few boxes I would be interested in getting rid of.

    Depends on how hard they are to get to. The original GE bulbs are certainly a higher quality than most of what is available today.

    One thing about incandescents is they actually stay in their holders and don't have that stupid single wire leds do that you have to bend or tweak to get them to work.

    #4001 56 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    GE 44s might get some looks.

    Throw some GE 455s out there and you will have the entire EM club foaming at the mouth.

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    #4051 26 days ago

    Somewhere there is a crime happening.

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    #4070 23 days ago
    Quoted from Bingovit:

    Even from factory it can be horrible!

    The aftermarket needs to find a way to undo that crap on new games to make them palatable or even playable.

    On second thought, since the shoe fits, they might as well wear it.

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