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Quicksilver restoration made possible because of sohchx


By Crispin

2 years ago



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“How much silver in Quicksilver”

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#1 2 years ago

I am in the process of restoring my Quicksilver thanks to people like Skypilot, klr650 and Drano who inspired me to get off my ass. For me this title is one of my favorites and when I found one a couple of years ago I didn't care that the center of the bonus area on the playfield was blown out. Well after seeing what Skypilot did with his playfield I suddenly couldn't stand to look at mine. I asked around and found someone willing to restore my playfield and he even suggested that if I was willing to drop it off in person he wouldn't need anything stripped from the bottom of the playfield! After doing a swap on Centaur, Black Knight and Fathom this sounded fantastic because each time I thought I was finished I experienced a ground short that had to be traced down. If not for Devin down in Frederick MD, (pinsider sohchx,) this poor playfield would have spread its wear all over the playfield because the game is addicting. Devin was kind enough to take on this project not because of my NY charm but to save a classic from oblivion. Here's a pic of the wear:

After removing everything from the top and delivering the playfield I put the cabinet in storage and was satisfied until I continued reading Skypilot's thread and saw the cabinet being redone. I also had been communicating with the playfield restorer and he wasn't comfortable matching the background green so we decided he would repaint all the background on the playfield. Since he was redoing all the inserts and text before he cleared the playfield I thought the final result would warrant the new cabinet so I pulled her out of storage. Here are some pics of the cab. Although it looks like most of the art is there the nicks and scrapes, slight planking and dinginess of the grey made me sand her down.

Now that the cabinet is sanded I'd like to get your opinions on which color to paint the background color. Before it was sanded from a few feet back with the age and nicotine it looks like a flat grey. When you look at the inside walls that were under the glass it looks like a silver. Since she's called Quicksilver I am going to use silver. I plan on using rattle cans and can't decide how much shimmer in the silver I want to go. Would really appreciate opinions or tips. Thanks for your time,
Chris

The 1st link is Krylon Maxx Aluminum/Metallic: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Krylon-Aluminum-Metallic-CoverMaxx/42440898

The 2nd is Krylon Metallic Silver: https://www.enasco.com/p/9731728(A)A

The 3rd is Rust-Oleum Metallic Silver: amazon.com link »

The 4th is Krylon Shimmer Metallic: https://www.michaels.com/krylon-shimmer-metallic-spray-paint/M10288177.html

The 5th is Rust-oleum 2X Aluminum + primer in 1: ebay.com link

The 6th is Rust-Oleum 2X Metallic Silver + primer in 1: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum-American-Accents-Ultra-Cover-2X-Metallic-Silver-Spray-Paint-and-Primer-in-1-11-oz/223482480?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227147251775&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=256569528476&wl4=pla-424154675017&wl5=9004478&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=223482480&wl13=&veh=sem

#5 2 years ago

Thank you gentleman!! I will go with the Tractor Doc's Rustoleum Aluminum then finish off with Redketchup's Krylon Metallic.

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Make sure you test spray a couple samples first before hitting your cabinet to #1. Confirm compatibility and #2. Make sure you like the result.

Good idea thank you.

Quoted from Pmaino:

That’s gonna be a beauty when she is done. Damn you have a new PF in your fathom and now this. I’m jealous!

Please, I saw your Kruzman Paragon that you just installed!! Can't wait to try her out!!

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from g94:

One question though: this photo confuses me. What is that pattern on the bottom plate?

I'm guessing someone had replaced the underside with paneling at one point.

#14 2 years ago

Ha you just beat me klr! That's interesting!

#16 2 years ago

Just beautiful Redketchup! I think I'd like to powder coat the trim and door the same way. I met Tim at Allentown from ADC powder coating and he had a black/grey pattern that looked great. Wish I would have thought ahead...

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from klr650:

Here's a photo I just took of the underside of my machine. Your panelling is much fancier than mine!

Yeah but your pattern is uniform. My offset pattern annoys me when I see her standing up.

2 months later
#19 2 years ago

Ladies and Gentleman, may I introduce you to the newly restored Quicksilver playfield made possible by sohchx, Devin in MD!! One of the nicest, most patient craftsman you will ever meet. He was considerate, responsive, methodical, patient as hell and above all takes pride in producing the best result possible for what he has to work with. He explained the entire process in detail and what I should expect before we agreed to move forward. This playfield wasn't a wham bam thank you ma'am clear coat deal. Almost every single insert was cupped and only still in the playfield thanks to gravity. He removed each insert, sanded them flat and re-glued them in. Since the green background was hard to match he masked off the rest of the playfield art and airbrushed all new green background. He sealed in all the artwork with a couple of coats of clear and then added the rub on text that I learned of from Draino's restoration thread. I believe klr650 also has a link to key line files I used. He then rebuilt the trough area that had ball wear leading into the shooter lane and added 6 more coats of clear sealing in all that goodness. I can't thank him enough for not giving up through a ton of work that I'm sure was not anticipated. The playfield's surface is now nice and uniform and all the art and text is present and sealed in permantly. Here's Devin with his final work of art.
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#21 2 years ago

Thanks klr, Devin was kind enough to mask off all of the artwork and airbrush in a new background color so there wasn't a color matching issue.

#31 2 years ago
Quoted from tdiddy:

I'm not feeling this also, if all the work was done to mask off 95% off the playfield to paint it....why not take the extra step and run if over to home depot to have them color match it? I agree with the plastics not matching statement above, probably going to look pretty odd. Also the mylar rings? Were those cleared over....if so, that could be issues in the future and why wasn't the white under the G.I. done?

No worries, not everyone has to love it, it's going in my machine. The only thing I would go back in time for are the mylar rings. The mylar wouldn't remove without losing major art underneath so we decided to leave them alone. Should be an interesting bulls eye look with the yellow pop bumper skirts, original green and then the new green. Devin asked me if I wanted to repaint the areas under the plastics white but I didn't find it necessary. It's just fantastic to have all my bonus area back, the inserts, the playfield and insert text, the key lines look all brand new and are all sealed under the clear. If the pop bumper area bothers me in the future I can always order a brand new playfield from CPR now,(perhaps with an all black background as klr650 mused). Now that I think of it since I don't have the proper green on green apron the black playfield background would have matched my black and red apron better.
When I started this project the new CPR capabilities weren't made public yet so artists like Devin were my only option. When I learned that he could work with everything still attached to the bottom of the playfield that was the deciding factor for me to start the restore. Suddenly the project was a hell off a lot easier. Still a ways to go yet. While this playfield cures I need to find the time on a nice day to get outside and spray the cabinet.

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