I just started my Pinbot restoration this week-end. I received my stencils this week and thought storing them for a few months but I guess I got itchy. I wasn’t planning to start yet but hell, let’s do it!
It’s my second restoration but my first full cabinet inside out strip which I’m going to paint with Pinball Pimp Jeff’s stencils.
My playfield is very good with factory mylar. I’ll meditate if I take it off or just polish it as is.
I got a new set of plastics and a new vortex ramp. The game was already LED throughout. Overall, the top side was already pretty neat. I’m going to strip it down and clean through fully and replace a few components like rubbers, lane guides, polish ramp flaps, new fasteners, etc.
The bottom side will get deep cleaning, I’ll redo flippers and drop down target assembly. My visor targets were re-done right after I just bought it. I’ll shotgun replace coil sleeves, coil wrappers, etc.
He’s the first few pictures, from this week-end. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to work but I’ll try to post progress pictures and comment as I go.
Please give your tips and trick. I'm a beginner!
I got about 5 hours in so far. I un-did everything without power tool and took enough picture I hope. I was thinking about re-using the ground braid but I might very well replace it.
Next step, sanding!
Started pulling some connectors out
Here it is!
Getting emptier, see I keep the braid until the end
That is pretty much empty, minus the braid
Topper off! Dirt on original paint!
That's an ugly cabinet!
Ok, braid off. Goes kinda here.
I think a bear played this game before, look at the claw marks
Undressing done! Ready to sand. So long Pinbot, I'm gonna miss playing you for a while.