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Removing Paint On Bride of Pinbot’s Helmet


By Pinball-DOOD

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Hey all!

    I had always noticed on my Williams 1991 Bride of Pinbot that her helmet has been coated with a dull silver spray paint and underneath is the original glossy chrome color. I’d like to remove the silver paint without removing the original chrome finish. I was wondering your all’s recommendations for doing so? Thanks! Attached below is a picture of the helmet, it is apparent that someone spray painted over the original finish:

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    #2 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

    Hey all!
    I had always noticed on my Williams 1991 Bride of Pinbot that her helmet has been coated with a dull silver spray paint and underneath is the original glossy chrome color. I’d like to remove the silver paint without removing the original chrome finish. I was wondering your all’s recommendations for doing so? Thanks! Attached below is a picture of the helmet, it is apparent that someone spray painted over the original finish:[quoted image]

    Not possible - its just plastic - would be different if it was metal. Just buy a new one, they are out there if you want the original chrome.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from wamonkey:

    Not possible - its just plastic - would be different if it was metal. Just buy a new one, they are out there if you want the original chrome.

    Ah, I figured. Thanks for the response.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from wamonkey:

    Not possible - its just plastic - would be different if it was metal. Just buy a new one, they are out there if you want the original chrome.

    Where? Been looking for one

    #5 1 year ago

    Mate there is good quality spray paint available that finishes ok for the price of the can it's worth a shot

    #6 1 year ago

    Larry at Starship Fantasy owns the molds. I thought he had one the last I checked? https://www.starship-fantasy.com

    Edit: it is out of stock right now, but he is the source for a factory original tool reproduction.

    #7 1 year ago

    Mine had the same thing, someone sprayed a flat silver over it. I just sprayed a glossy chrome over top of that and it looks great!

    #8 1 year ago

    Yup, the original just had chrome paint on them. It tends to get scratched up over the years. You can restore them, but it is a bit labor intensive. I did one last year. It turned out ok.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/restoring-a-bride-of-pinbot-helmet

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bublehead:

    Edit: it is out of stock right now, but he is the source for a factory original tool reproduction.

    It's been out of stock for quite some time, unfortunately.

    I got my BOP over 3 years ago, and I don't think I've seen any new ones available during that time.

    #10 1 year ago

    I went to the best chrome spray, but wanted even more, so I used a spray silver glitter...Im happy with results, but still woould prefer original chrome.

    #11 1 year ago

    Thanks for all the responses! I may try spray painting a new layer of chrome in attempt to match the original. Any recommended paints? Thanks!

    #13 1 year ago

    I found a guy who chrome's classic auto dash parts, and did a beautiful job on 2 of these for me, better than new, about same price (if they ever do these again, he's been saying they are a few months out for years).
    Chrometech.

    #14 1 year ago

    I saw this technique a while back, and it looked interesting.

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    #15 1 year ago

    All of those are great techniques! May just use the spray paint! Couldn’t hurt

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