(Topic ID: 216503)

Repaint? Touch up? Leave as-is?


By goldenboy232

1 year ago



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“Should I”

  • Full Repaint 3 votes
    16%
  • Touch Ups 2 votes
    11%
  • Leave it as-is 14 votes
    74%

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#1 1 year ago

I’m restoring another King Pin to sell and am wondering what the prevailing opinion is on this cabinet. Colors are good and it cleaned up well. Some scratches / dings in the colored areas and some damage to the corners of the head.

I am doing a full mechanical shop job on it and restoring the playfield including paint touch up. It will have a new coin door and other hardware, and new PF glass.

So, do I do a full repaint? Do I touch up a few Of the red and blue areas with a really good color match? Or leave this one original but with the new stuff described above?

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#2 1 year ago

Condition is strong IMO, i would not repaint, and would only touch it up if you’re proficient at color matching/blending, otherwise I’d leave it as is.

#3 1 year ago

That is a really nice original. To me that's worth more than a repaint

#4 1 year ago

I'd leave as is. The only part that has any really bad wear is the front which I don't think warrants a complete re-paint.

#5 1 year ago

Looks good to me, touch it up or leave it, it's your pin!

#6 1 year ago

If you are keeping it - do whatever makes you happy. If not, I suggest leaving the cosmetics as is. Tune it to play like a champ.

SR

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from ShopRat:

If you are keeping it - do whatever makes you happy. If not, I suggest leaving the cosmetics as is. Tune it to play like a champ.
SR

Selling it, so may just leave the cabinet and head paint as-is. So far that seems to be the prevailing vote in the poll.

#8 1 year ago

Strong original patina-judicious touchup & cab should be fine. I think you would be glad after you finish not repainting.

#9 1 year ago

The artwork on the front would be pretty easy to paint if you have good color match.

#10 1 year ago

Nice original cabinets are always more popular than a repainted one imho.

I'd carefully clean it and only re-touch the worst sectors, ideally with an air brush so as to avoid obvious paint 'joins'. Then fit the new brightwork and service the machine to get it both looking and playing it's best.

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