(Topic ID: 3596)

post color. need opinions


By cevans82

9 years ago



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    “what color should i go with?”

    • clear 4 votes
      57%
    • white 1 vote
      14%
    • pink 1 vote
      14%
    • black 1 vote
      14%

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    GLM_Star_Post_Light_Kit.jpg

    #1 9 years ago

    hello fellow pinsiders. i am currently restoring a bally playboy im not sure what the original post color is. the post that were on there are red. im thinking of changing colors. im leaning towards white or clear. any suggestions would be helpful. thanks

    #3 9 years ago

    Go BOLDER cevans!
    Try to find some teal (bikini), or magenta, or purple, or even some lighter blue to compliment the PF.
    Also if you are going to restore the cabinet...
    Make a bigger 'Femlin' stencil set.
    There was one machine a guy had that had "her" on her stomach with back arched- almost the size of BOP.
    It was AMAZING!

    Congrats on the find!

    #4 9 years ago

    Perhaps how the light glows from behind the posts?
    a lighter blue or a clear may make that PF pop if going with LEDs

    #6 9 years ago

    The originals were Red (I have two Playboy Playfields). But, who likes original
    I'd go with the clear, but if you could find translucent Pink...

    G

    #7 9 years ago

    Plus- they have those cool new "super-micro" LED's that actually sit inside the posts.
    How cool of an effect would that be to spice up the PF a little in addition to the pink colored posts...
    Eh glilly..!?

    #8 9 years ago
    Quoted from NimblePin:

    Plus- they have those cool new "super-micro" LED's that actually sit inside the posts.
    How cool of an effect would that be to spice up the PF a little in addition to the pink colored posts...
    Eh glilly..!?

    Why did you tell me that. Those sound great.

    Ok, where can I get them? Cointaker?

    #9 9 years ago

    Ok, where can I get them?

    They are made by GLM. Very cool product:

    http://www.greatlakesmodular.com/products/pinball/spl_kit.html

    GLM_Star_Post_Light_Kit.jpg Blue_Star_Posts.jpg

    #10 9 years ago

    That is pretty much it gweempose! Thanks for pulling the photo.
    There is your answer cevans! Go with the blue to contrast the PF! Or orange to go BOLD!

    #11 9 years ago

    digg how those lit posts look reminds me of Rally late 60s

    #12 9 years ago

    Yeah, I can't wait to try them out on a project pin HDC!

    #13 9 years ago

    if I can find a few this weekend I'm bringing 'em home

    #14 9 years ago

    Sounds good! Let us know how it worked out! Pics always welcome...

    #15 9 years ago

    great suggestions everyone. im not sure if it made my decision any easier lol. i knew you guys would have some great ideas. i am checking into the post lights. i have kinda go big or go home attitude with this restore as it is my first machine and restore. i dont play on getting rid of it so might as well go all the way! thanks everyone.

    #16 9 years ago
    Quoted from NimblePin:

    Also if you are going to restore the cabinet...
    Make a bigger 'Femlin' stencil set.
    There was one machine a guy had that had "her" on her stomach with back arched- almost the size of BOP.
    It was AMAZING!
    Congrats on the find!

    i am doing the cabinet! thats next it is pretty rough. ithat would be awesome. do you think the guy just cut it or took it somewhere and had it blown up?

    #17 9 years ago

    He did one 'custom' with the same color palate as the 'stock' machine.
    Using this photo...

    femlin11.jpeg

    Unfortunately- I do not know if he used a metal stencil, or a plastic one. Heck! He might of just freehanded the whole thing! It looked like brush marks on a portion of it...
    I believe Marco Specialties has a set usually for this machine (if you have too much on your plate already. )...
    Show us some pics when you are done!

    #18 9 years ago

    He did one 'custom' with the same color palate as the 'stock' machine.
    Using this photo...

    Unfortunately- I do not know if he used a metal stencil, or a plastic one. Heck! He might of just freehanded the whole thing! It looked like brush marks on a portion of it...
    I believe Marco Specialties has a set usually for this machine (if you have too much on your plate already. )...
    Show us some pics when you are done!

    yeah that would be sweet to do something like that im not much of an artist. i know sounds funny since i am restoring one but when i get to that part i may try to it. i am almost done with the playfield. i thought i was almost done but i am going back on a few things. i need to take some new pics when i do i will post them.

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