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Pinball Pimp Stencils


By tomds

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I’m waiting the arrival of a set of stencils for a Gottlieb wedge head. I have already painted the cabinet white and added the webbing. Do I need to do anything to lock this down? My concern is the stencils may pull up the webbing. If anyone has done this process please let me know. I do have a few cans of Rust-Oleum clear.

    #2 1 year ago

    I have done a couple sets of pinball pimp stencils. Just follow the instructions on your paint. Pull the stencil while the paint is still in the flash period or wait for the flash time and hit a second coat then peal the vinyl while it’s in the flash time. Let it fully cure. Light sand to give it some bite for the next color and knock down any high edges. Tack the cabinet and apply next layer of vinyl. Rinse and repeat til you ready for clear or done. I have always used rattle cans.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tallon:

    I have done a couple sets of pinball pimp stencils. Just follow the instructions on your paint. Pull the stencil while the paint is still in the flash period or wait for the flash time and hit a second coat then peal the vinyl while it’s in the flash time. Let it fully cure. Light sand to give it some bite for the next color and knock down any high edges. Tack the cabinet and apply next layer of vinyl. Rinse and repeat til you ready for clear or done. I have always used rattle cans.

    What grit do you use to sand? Also what paint and clear do you use? I tried rattle cans for a Flash Gordon, but could never completely cover the primer because the red was so thin. I want to do my Viking, but not sure what red to use.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from spandol:

    What grit do you use to sand? Also what paint and clear do you use? I tried rattle cans for a Flash Gordon, but could never completely cover the primer because the red was so thin. I want to do my Viking, but not sure what red to use.

    To strip it I used 80 grit on a vac system (lead paint and all) then worked up to 220. bondo and fill cracks. Then finish sand at 300. Priming was 12 cans as the wood was old and soaked a ton of paint. Then 6 cans of white for base coat and averaged 2 cans per layer. Head was about half again those numbers. The more time you prep, the less time you have to fix stuff. I was using rustolium 2x paints. Krylon didn’t seem to cover as well on another project

    #5 1 year ago

    I just did a KISS I painted white. I did light coat of auto clear. Did first stencil and did another light coat of clear to lock it in. Then did second stencil. Then I cleared cabinet. I used pinball pimp stencil also. All the color pain I used cans.

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    #6 1 year ago

    Looks beautiful!

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tallon:

    To strip it I used 80 grit on a vac system (lead paint and all) then worked up to 220. bondo and fill cracks. Then finish sand at 300. Priming was 12 cans as the wood was old and soaked a ton of paint. Then 6 cans of white for base coat and averaged 2 cans per layer. Head was about half again those numbers. The more time you prep, the less time you have to fix stuff. I was using rustolium 2x paints. Krylon didn’t seem to cover as well on another project

    The prep and fixing was pretty easy. The problem was I needed red and used the rustoleum cans. After 4 coats of red and not completely covering the primer, I had to start again and change to oil based paint. I'd rather do cans though. Not sure if I'll be able to.

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from spandol:

    What grit do you use to sand? Also what paint and clear do you use? I tried rattle cans for a Flash Gordon, but could never completely cover the primer because the red was so thin. I want to do my Viking, but not sure what red to use.

    Molotow and Ironlak cans, they will change your life.

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    #10 1 year ago

    Pinball Pimp makes the best stencils .

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    #11 1 year ago

    I would clear it then stencil because it gives you a save point for the work.
    I use Pinball Pimp stencils and normally clear and sand between colors but I use autobase and clearcoat. This may be tougher to do with oil based rattle cans.

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    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from eh97ac:

    Molotow and Ironlak cans, they will change your life.

    Might try the Molotow. Looks great!

    #13 1 year ago

    Question for the group:

    Has anyone used a lead paint "encapsulation" primer first, then filled dents / dings with Bondo (or other various fillers)?

    I'm weighing this option as compared to the strip / sander (with all safety gear & hope for the best with lead dust)?

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from spandol:

    Might try the Molotow. Looks great!

    Signal Red and Signal Yellow are perfect Bally replacement colors. The purple on my Viking was an Ironlak can.

    1 year later
    #15 38 days ago

    How long would you let krylon set before peeling stencil...one coat

    #16 38 days ago
    Quoted from chrisram22:

    How long would you let krylon set before peeling stencil...one coat

    I pull mine off with in 5 mins before it drys. Here is a playboy I just did. I did a Auto clear after.

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    #17 35 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    I pull mine off with in 5 mins before it drys. Here is a playboy I just did. I did a Auto clear after.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Where did you find playboy stencils?

    #18 35 days ago
    Quoted from chrisram22:

    Where did you find playboy stencils?

    Check with Jeff. He may have them but not updated to the site yet

    #19 35 days ago

    Last I heard he stopped selling Playboy stencils due to copy right issues.

    #20 35 days ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Last I heard he stopped selling Playboy stencils due to copy right issues.

    Yes he told me the same thing on playboy and Rolling Stones...
    He is able to do Kiss finally again

    #21 29 days ago

    What auto clear spray can do you recommend?
    I see lacquer and enamel clears available.

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