Pirates Life Pinball/ Quicksilver restoration,

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Pirates Life Pinball/ Quicksilver restoration,


By Skypilot

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I have been asked to document this restoration of a Stern Quicksilver by my customer. I hope you will enjoy the transformation.

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#2 1 year ago

The game was purchased at the coin op warehouse

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#3 1 year ago

This should be a fun one to watch. You have a nice example to start with.

#4 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing, wish my playfield was that nice!

#5 1 year ago

Love that game!

#6 1 year ago

Its like Chrismas come early looking in the bottom of the game. The Lockdown bar and receiver along with the rest of the coin doo were present. IMG_1033 (resized).JPG
It does look like we will need to aquire a few lost parts though.

#7 1 year ago

More gifts.IMG_1030 (resized).JPGNot sure Marco has a replacement for one of these,IMG_1028 (resized).JPG

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#8 1 year ago

Now you can cook and clean.

#10 1 year ago

Following thread. More Quicksilvers deserve restoration.

#11 1 year ago

Continuing with observation on the rotisserie. IMG_0302 (resized).JPG
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#12 1 year ago

And on the underside ,more.

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#13 1 year ago

Following Thread. This game is going to be spectacular. Wish I was closer.

#14 1 year ago

Did you know that the graphics on this pinball is inspired by the art of French artist Philippe Caza?

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Yves

#15 1 year ago

Cool. I knew the backglass art was based on the Heavy Metal mag cover in 1978, but I didn't know who did it.

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#16 1 year ago

Inspiring.

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#17 1 year ago

That playfield is in amazing shape! I didn't see any bare wood. Even the blue triangular inserts look like they might be keepers! My triangular inserts looked like little skateboarding ramps!

#18 1 year ago

So today I begin by documenting all the parts I'm taking off via Photos. First thing I need to do is get the playfield stripped.

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#19 1 year ago

So the playfield is now totally stripped. First thing will do is clean it. Then look at the inserts and see what needs repaired.

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#20 1 year ago

Dude, I thought you would be further along, better catch up and it also looks like your missing a apron.

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#21 1 year ago

I believe he will be getting several aprons tomorrow from me. Did I say that out loud

Not looking to be first at the finish line

Mark Salas
CARGPB 30

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

Dude, I thought you would be further along, better catch up and it also looks like your missing a apron.

Looking great Tom,
It interesting that two QS are getting the much deserved love at the same time in Ohio.I believe other similarities will follow shortly.

#23 1 year ago

Don't forget to fill out the satisfaction survey card and let Stern know how the game is. Postage is pre-paid.

Make sure they are aware that one of the spinners was broken.

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#24 1 year ago

I sent mine in. Put a big check in the NO box. And I let them know about my spinner.

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#25 1 year ago

Still assessing the playfield.

Although these arrive today and I'm very much looking forward to working with them.

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#26 1 year ago

Keith,

I just used a set of those.
One caution is that the adhesive is pretty strong, so make sure you use epoxy or strong fill on any dents or divots.
I got lazy and used a little spackling to smooth out a last minute dent.
When I pulled off the stencil the spackling came up to.
Just a heads up FYI.
Bud

#27 1 year ago

Bud ,Thanks for the tip.

Were you happy with the stencils otherwise?

#28 1 year ago

I just used Pinball Pimp stencils on a Strikes and Spares. Nice product! Call me for questions

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from Gnatty:

I just used Pinball Pimp stencils on a Strikes and Spares. Nice product! Call me for questions

Better yet,why dont you come down and demonstrate sanding techniques.

#30 1 year ago

Yep, I did the tracing for the 1st set for a 72 Jungle.
These were very easy for that machine, no complicated pattern.
Bud

#31 1 year ago

use a good quality primer too. I like to roll on a waterbased version of kills. It bites to the cabinet well.
Yes, it leaves an orange peel from the roller, so you need to sand smooth. A tip with this: spray a light mist of black paint on the cab before sanding. This acts as a guide to show where you've sanded AND it makes any low spots you missed stand out.

#32 1 year ago

SWEET!! I had one of these over the winter and started bringing it back to life. Somebody decided they wanted it before I was done so I passed it on. Good luck with the resto! You did see the Quicksilver plastics for sale at Expo didn't you? I almost bought them just because.

#33 1 year ago

Original cabinet looks amazing.

Surely not going to sand the artwork off to stencil?

#34 1 year ago
Quoted from myork82:

SWEET!! I had one of these over the winter and started bringing it back to life. Somebody decided they wanted it before I was done so I passed it on. Good luck with the resto! You did see the Quicksilver plastics for sale at Expo didn't you? I almost bought them just because.

Luckily,I have the plastic situation taken care of.

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

use a good quality primer too. I like to roll on a waterbased version of kills. It bites to the cabinet well.
Yes, it leaves an orange peel from the roller, so you need to sand smooth. A tip with this: spray a light mist of black paint on the cab before sanding. This acts as a guide to show where you've sanded AND it makes any low spots you missed stand out.

I use automotive primer on all my restorations.I just have better luck with it.

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#36 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

plastic situation taken care of

If it's a repro plastic set, please share more.
I spoke with pinball rescue about this about a month back. They said they would make it, as soon as they found a nice set to copy.

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Original cabinet looks amazing.
Surely not going to sand the artwork off to stencil?

The customer wishes to go to the next level. The cabinet is getting redone.

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

If it's a repro plastic set, please share more.
I spoke with pinball rescue about this about a month back. They said they would make it, as soon as they found a nice set to copy.

I will share what I can as soon as I am able.

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

If it's a repro plastic set, please share more.
I spoke with pinball rescue about this about a month back. They said they would make it, as soon as they found a nice set to copy.

It was an original set and the center piece was broken. I passed on it in anticipation of repros as well.

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#40 1 year ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

It was an original set and the center piece was broken. I passed on it in anticipation of repros as well.

I don't know all that much about quicksilver. I'm learning as I go on this restoration. That seems to be the piece that is most commonly broken. I'm working on fixing that issue. Keep you posted

#41 1 year ago

Yeah I almost bought it. Figured somebody might have needed some of the pieces.

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#42 11 months ago

Removed the Mylar carefully using the freeze method.IMG_1241 (resized).JPGIMG_1242 (resized).JPGIMG_1243 (resized).JPGIMG_1244 (resized).JPG

#43 11 months ago

I was fortunate. Using Naphtha and a plastic razor I was able to remove the adhesive behind the mylar.

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#44 11 months ago

Applying heat to the inserts, I removed them. I just use the largest size socket the gently wiggle them out.

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#45 11 months ago

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#46 11 months ago

Good work, and thanks for documenting this so we'll! I actually forgot to take any photos when I was removing my Quicksilver inserts so this is very nice to see!

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#47 11 months ago

I had a bit of time today to finish stripping down the cabinet. Not much to tell but gotta love tear-downs.

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#48 11 months ago

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#49 11 months ago

tightening corners

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#50 11 months ago

My apologies, I'm not sure why the photos do not load in order. Paging Robin.

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