(Topic ID: 160503)

Repainting vs. Touching Up - Repainters vs. Originalists


By ZNET

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by RyanClaytor
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  • 2001 Gottlieb, 1971

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“REPAINTER or ORIGINALIST?”

  • I would strip and repaint the cabinet to make it perfect, like it was in 1971, right out of the box. 29 votes
    35%
  • It would be blasphemous to repaint that cabinet. It's only original once so I would touch up that puppy. 23 votes
    27%
  • I would neither repaint it nor touch it up. Life is too short. I would put it in my line-up as is and play it. 32 votes
    38%

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#8 3 years ago

I'd leave that 2001 alone. But, if a guy has the talent to strip down a cabinet (assuming the art is really messed up) and re-do it like the factory, then go for it.

One of my mottos is "know your limitations." Most people can get better at soldering with practice but painting is an art form and most end up doing more harm than good. I'll stick to repainting the numbers and letters on a pop bumper cap.

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