(Topic ID: 149735)

Quick Williams "Stellar Wars" mini-shop out.


By dbpbandit

4 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 4 posts
  • 3 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by JimK
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 10 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

2016-01-16_11.19.12_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_11.19.24_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_11.19.33_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_11.19.45_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_11.20.07_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_14.10.09_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_16.52.33_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_16.52.38_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_16.52.41_(resized).jpg
2016-01-16_16.52.44_(resized).jpg

#1 4 years ago

This weekend I did a quick mini shop on a Williams "Stellar Wars" Pin. Originally the game was in pretty rough shape and not working. It had a few issues but nothing major. After re-seating and cleaning the connections at the main board and replacing some blown fuses with the proper ones, the game came to life and worked great. I also installed a remote battery holder and a credit switch on the coin door.
The play-filed looked like it had never been cleaned so we did a good deep clean on the play-field and followed it up with several coats of wax. Installed a new rubber kit and upgraded all of the GI lamps to LED's. I also placed a few other LED's in the play-field to make it pop. Amazingly, I only had to replace one bad lamp under the play-field. I also installed a new set of drop-target decals. Most of the original ones were found around the play-filed and down in the cabinet. All and all the game looks great now and is working great. Here are some before, during and after picks.

2016-01-16_16.52.44_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_16.52.41_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_16.52.38_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_16.52.33_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_14.10.09_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_11.20.07_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_11.19.45_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_11.19.33_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_11.19.24_(resized).jpg

2016-01-16_11.19.12_(resized).jpg

#2 4 years ago

Nice improvement! Sounds as dirty as mine was when I got it... if it wasn't coated in dirt, it was really old dried wax. The wax in the fin posts was the worst, lol.

What leds did you use? It's next on my list after replacing all of the corroded lamp sockets.

#3 4 years ago

Thanks. I used mostly the Ablaze 1-LED #44/#47 Bayonet Base Lamp With Frosted Lens from Pinball Life in the back-box and places where they are "unseen". Then I used the domed cool white frosted from Marco for all of the GI on the playfiled. I think the frosted dome LED's look way better in places where they are seen. I didn't use to many under the playfield, the standard lamps look good on this game and there are so many that the cost wasn't worth it.

1 month later
#4 3 years ago

Looks nice. Out of curiosity, why did you install a credit switch rather than set max credits to zero and use the credit button? Just trying to understand the pros/cons of doing so.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 9.00
$ 11.00
$ 12.00
Cabinet - Other
Siegecraft Electronics
$ 14.00
Electronics
Yorktown Arcade Supply
$ 22.00
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
$ 48.00
Cabinet - Other
ModFather Pinball Mods
$ 89.99
Lighting - Led
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 58.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lermods
$ 15.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
€ 25.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
YOYOKOPTER MODS
$ 189.99
Lighting - Led
PinballBulbs
$ 99.99
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lighted Pinball Mods
€ 60.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
YOYOKOPTER MODS
$ 14.95
$ 48.00
Cabinet - Other
ModFather Pinball Mods

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside