(Topic ID: 64247)

Re-Mirroring a backglass


By LEE

7 years ago



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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by radium
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#1 7 years ago

So I picked up a Bally Hardbody that had it's backglass stored in a barn. The rest of the game was pretty nice, but the translite and especially, the mirrored backglass were pretty much toast.

I purchased some mirrored window tint and went to town on it. Had to clean the remaining mirror residue off, which was harder than I had expected.

I applied the tint to the clean glass.

Put the old translite under it and trimmed the tint with a straight edge and an exacto.

Pealed the trimmed window tint away.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results.

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#2 7 years ago

Turned out nice. Good job.
LTG : )

#3 7 years ago

Thanks Lloyd.

I wasn't sure if it would work or not, but the experiment came out nicely.

#4 7 years ago

Now that's dedication. Awesome.

#5 7 years ago

I am not sure if you mean dedication by making another pinball machine survive, or dedication for spending so much time on a title that some people do not like very much. ???

BTW, I actually kinda like Hardbody. I think that Rachel McLish is not a bad looking woman, and the game play is actually cool.

#6 7 years ago

I've been wondering how the Ad Agency or other Backglass makers went about their own mirroring process. I've done a couple of custom translights and it would have been much "cooler" with some mirroring here and there. I don't think I have the patience to razor cut that thin film. I can't even tint car windows.

#7 7 years ago

Nice work, thanks for posting this. It's definitely going in to my bag of tricks!

#8 7 years ago

I looked, but didn't find any info on someone doing this before, but had to try it. What did I have to lose? There was nothing left on mine except some little flakes on the left and bottom.

This backglass/translite combo was fairly straight forward. Some of the other, more complex, mirrored ones would be quite tricky though.

#9 7 years ago

thats pretty good, how does it look installed and with the lights on?

#10 7 years ago

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#11 7 years ago

Someday I'll get a better camera.

This pic is after I sprayed the fluorescent circle light w/ some black paint on the front of it.

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#12 7 years ago

looks great! nice job!

#13 7 years ago

I would make a joke about her hair but she might kick my ass

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