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playboy restore.


By cevans82

9 years ago



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#1 9 years ago

a few before and after pics of my bally playboy restore. more to follow.

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#2 9 years ago

Verrrry nice! It just shows what you can do with painted playfields. What paints did you use?

#3 9 years ago

Nice cevans. I'm still in the middle of mine and I'm taking lot's for photos. I'll post some when time permits. I just did touch up on the back glass over the weekend and it turned out great.

Any issues you ran into that you can mention here? I need to contact you and share notes on our PF's. I have another playboy that I can work with (between the two, I want one good one so I'm not too woried if I mess one up).

G

#4 9 years ago

thanks guys been workin hard on it im alot further along but the camera craped out.

Quoted from emo:

Verrrry nice! It just shows what you can do with painted playfields. What paints did you use?

i used acryillics. a variety of brands some brands have better colors than others.

Quoted from glilly-BOA:

Nice cevans. I'm still in the middle of mine and I'm taking lot's for photos. I'll post some when time permits. I just did touch up on the back glass over the weekend and it turned out great.
Any issues you ran into that you can mention here? I need to contact you and share notes on our PF's. I have another playboy that I can work with (between the two, I want one good one so I'm not too woried if I mess one up).
G

i did run into a few issues nothing that wasnt fixable. when i first hit the playfield with magic eraser and alcohol it didnt do much so i jus thought it was badly worn. i later tried it again with the more power eraser and MAN did it pull up the junk. the problem was i hit an area i had painted so needless to say i had to redo it. but that ended up lookin better thatn before maybe because i had more time under my belt. if you decide to use acyrilics make sure you get some extender and thin it out a bit . you have to do more coats but it is well worth the extra time. take your time the work you do will look better than before you shouldnt have any probs. you might end up with two great lookin PF'S. i went on the CPR website and printed off pics of the repro PF they did its great for refference if you have to do any redraw/paints of areas that are missing. goodluck!

#5 9 years ago

Nice work cevans82 good color match

#6 9 years ago

What are you painting yours with? I'm using my airbrush.

#7 9 years ago

Finger-Nail Polish?

#8 9 years ago
Quoted from HELLODEADCITY:

Nice work cevans82 good color match

thank you it took a long time but it was well worth it!

Quoted from jrrdw:

What are you painting yours with? I'm using my airbrush.

i wish i am going to get an air brush after this one and hopefully use it on the next one. acyrilics by hand.

#9 9 years ago
Quoted from cevans82:

make sure you get some extender

Yep, already figured that out with some of the initial touchup. I've also been doing a lot of testing on scrap wood with color matching and trying different blending / brush stroke methods. I also did some testing with Sharpie and Varathane. I have seen mixed reviews on the use of Sharpie and I think I have determined the acceptable way to use (if needed). I will use paint rather than Sharpie when possible (most of the time).

Quoted from cevans82:

i went on the CPR website and printed off pics of the repro PF they did

Great minds think alike. That's exactly what I did too. They have great detailed photos and it makes it easy to really see what needs what. I was also thinking of doing some clear transparency if needed like Ed Chueng did on his F-14 (http://www.edcheung.com/album/album09/pinball/f14.htm). I've done similar type stuff for drop target repro. Worked out great.

G

#10 9 years ago
Quoted from glilly-BOA:

cevans82 said:

make sure you get some extender
Yep, already figured that out with some of the initial touchup. I've also been doing a lot of testing on scrap wood with color matching and trying different blending / brush stroke methods. I also did some testing with Sharpie and Varathane. I have seen mixed reviews on the use of Sharpie and I think I have determined the acceptable way to use (if needed). I will use paint rather than Sharpie when possible (most of the time).
cevans82 said:

great idea testing on wood. some of the colors i needed to match a few spots had mylars so before ipulled them up i mixed and put a lil down then wiped it up until i got it right then i nixed enough to save then i pulled the mylars. i thought about using sharpie that way but decided against it. i didnt take the time to experiment with it though.

i went on the CPR website and printed off pics of the repro PF they did
Great minds think alike. That's exactly what I did too. They have great detailed photos and it makes it easy to really see what needs what. I was also thinking of doing some clear transparency if needed like Ed Chueng did on his F-14 (http://www.edcheung.com/album/album09/pinball/f14.htm). I've done similar type stuff for drop target repro. Worked out great.
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i know right the photos are great and really helpful!

1 month later
#11 9 years ago

three coats of clear on the playboy its looking good. will post pics soon!

#12 9 years ago

Sounds great cevans82

1 year later
#13 7 years ago

Would you please post the brands and cat # of the acrylics you found to be the best match. I am starting a restore on the same machine and have found that if I can start with what worked for someone else it helps to rapidly hone in on the fade of the machine I am working on. Else its at least 3-4 bottles before I am even close!

I to wonder about a airbrush for larger color blocks. Gotta use a brush for lettering and detail but my pf is seriously worn on the lower 3rd and has a line through the grotto capture (as do nearly all of these).... so facing nearly identical issues as you.

Looking good. I have some hair work to do... should be interesting

#14 7 years ago

siiiick!

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