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Professor Pinball: Putting Spidey back into an SM

By lyonsden

2 years ago


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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

Time to check out the pop area for damage from the back web slinger. Cool effect, but slamming a metal ball into an area filled with plastics, wood, and metal did not work well for these games. Overall, the damage isn't too bad. One pop metal ring is broken clean off its posts and one of the web roll over lane guides is smashed to pieces. Those will all be replaced.[quoted image][quoted image]

Don't forget about this bad boy. It is the sworn enemy of the top web slinger. More are broken than not, even if owners don't know it or they deny it.

Good luck on the restore. The before and after pics should be very rewarding for you.

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#52 2 years ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Been following your thread, I cant wait to see how the lighting turns out. Please shoot a video when your done.
Harley D.

Definitely! I'll make sure to take lots of photos of the installation, document how to do it, and make the code open source and available for anyone that wants to put in in their games.

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from DugFreez:

Don't forget about this bad boy. It is the sworn enemy of the top web slinger. More are broken than not, even if owners don't know it or they deny it.
Good luck on the restore. The before and after pics should be very rewarding for you.[quoted image]

Amazingly, this one looks good. Two of the lane dividers and two metal pop rings are toast, so this area saw some action.

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#54 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

Amazingly, this one looks good. Two of the lane dividers and two metal pop rings are toast, so this area saw some action.[quoted image]

Good.....but still broken.

I also label this as the most misread plastic in all of pinball. 90% of the people will say theirs is NOT broken, but if you look.....90% ARE broken. Here is one that isn't broke (with a protector below it). My original one broke on the 2nd game and then another big chunk come off a bit later. $170 later (for a new plastic set) and I was back in business with a new custom cut protector.

Such a popularly broke plastic that the Stern released Spider Man promo video even shows it broken.

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#55 2 years ago
Quoted from DugFreez:

Good.....but still broken.
I also label this as the most misread plastic in all of pinball. 90% of the people will say theirs is NOT broken, but if you look.....90% ARE broken. Here is one that isn't broke (with a protector below it). My original one broke on the 2nd game and then another big chunk come off a bit later. $170 later (for a new plastic set) and I was back in business with a new custom cut protector.
Such a popularly broke plastic that the Stern released Spider Man promo video even shows it broken.[quoted image][quoted image]

Ah! Now I see the broken place. Thanks for the info and careful eye!

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#56 2 years ago

Shooter lane ramp is looking much better. Thanks again, Brillo pad on a drill!

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#57 2 years ago

Started working on replacing the GI with addressable LEDs. These bulbs are great as they are a perfect fit for the existing holes. First step is taking out all the GI and then the flipper mechs to access the sockets under them.

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#58 2 years ago

Then you just run the string around the playfield and pop bulbs into every place they fit. You can add more than was originally there.

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#59 2 years ago

I finished laying out the addressable LEDs for the GI and wrote some code to demo the lighting effects. I think it is going to look great and I can't wait to get the game back together and finish this code.

#60 2 years ago

Did some cleaning and protecting of the shooter lane. Looking much better than before, and the cliffy does a good job of covering the previous wear.

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#61 2 years ago

Also received the back alley plastics. Damn -- these look great compared to the originals.

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#62 2 years ago

Slings are cleaned with new sleeves, plunger, and linkage. Contacts cleaned and looking good.

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#63 2 years ago

Going after the pops. Shopping these are a unique kind of fun.

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#64 2 years ago

Pops done and bottoms rebuild. Game is cleaning up very, very well.

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#65 2 years ago

Cleaned up around the doc ock hole, cleaned up rails, and added a Cliffy. Also replaced the blue rubber pads.
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#66 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

This is what mushrooming means to a magnet core.

Grind it down and wood epoxy the edge of hole. It will look as good as new.

#67 2 years ago

Finished cleaning the final area of the top of the playfield: Sandman. Blue rubbers replaced, Cliffy added, and ball guides cleaned up.

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#68 2 years ago

As I reassemble the game, I’m adding addressable LEDs to the Doc Ock web slinger and all the ramps. This is going to have an awesome light show when I’m finished!

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#69 2 years ago

With so many sets of addressable LEDs, including replacement of the GI, cable management is important. Never spare zip ties — lots to keep wrapped up and out of the moving mechanisms.

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#70 2 years ago

Getting the shooter rail protected.

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#71 2 years ago

All ramps back on the game!

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#72 2 years ago

Shaker installed.

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#73 2 years ago

Filled the magnet damage. Used DAP plastic wood and sanded lightly with red Brillo pad and magic eraser, then added a carbon fiber Cliffy to cover. Never heard back on a scan of the area to make a decal, and feel that it would be difficult to make one that aligns perfectly with the artwork in that region. Overall, came out great. Nearly none of the damage is visible!

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#74 2 years ago

Excellent work so far! The light show on this is going to be incredible!

3 weeks later
#75 1 year ago

Finished the lighting and programming the light show. I am VERY happy with how this turned out!

#76 1 year ago

Great thread, thanks for sharing and posting up so many great pictures.
That video is.................... amazing

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