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SBM - My restoration


By kcZ

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I'm nearly finished with restoring my JP and have moved on to SBM while we get some have plays on JP before finalizing it.

I purchased SBM with the thought of having some fun with restoring it and I really like the artwork. A fellow Pinsider was selling a fully functioning game with new CPR playfield.

Here are some pics before I started. Playfield a bit worn but I have a new CPR. Cabinet pretty good but I plan to paint it anyway. We played the game for a few months to make sure everything worked. I put LEDs in to make sure they worked fine too.
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Old playfield at disassembly.
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#2 1 year ago

The CPR playfield was not as smooth as I'd like so I cleared it with some Spaymax 2k.

Sorry, I don't have any before pics. The clear was very thin, sunken circles around the inserts and you could see the grain. After a scuffing with 1000 grit, the clear issues were very apparent. It looked like a lot of dry spray and very patchy.

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#3 1 year ago

I plan to add some color to the cabinet. Here are a couple concepts that I'm working thru...
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My artist kid says no to the pink..
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Front...

#4 1 year ago

Thoughts on the color addition?

I have a large vinyl cutter and some Oramask and plan to create the masks myself.

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#5 1 year ago

Slight improvement...
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#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Richthofen:

Your color addition is tastefully subtle, but IMHO the original color scheme is too awesome to mess with.

Thanks for the feedback.

So far,

1 - Original
1 - Pink
2 - No Pink

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

Man, I only wish my playfield looked as good as the original one you took out.

Yeah.. it was not terrible but it was not awesome either. The game was way too clean to do this to but it will be far nicer when done.

#11 1 year ago

Did some tweaking.

Not sure that I like the wizard tho...
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But I do like the girl...
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#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Patentlaw:

Honestly, I like the side art with color. Not liking the Wizard. Like the Ladies as well. By the way, it has been FOREVER since a nice SBM came up for sale. Your refurb is a nice change to see on the forum.

I had thought about just a bit of color on the wizard but it seemed so little

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#14 1 year ago

The accents on the balls for the front looked a bit goofy. Scaled a few of them down so that they fit better.

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#16 1 year ago

Top side nearly complete.
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I'm digging the target decals.

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#17 1 year ago

Bottom side started. Doing away with the bare wire for the inserts.

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#18 1 year ago

Flipper plates clean up nicely.

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#20 1 year ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Yeah they do
You tumbling or sanding?

Buffing. Completely done with just the buffer.

#21 1 year ago

Playfield temporarily in cabinet for testing... That and laziness to start the cabinet part of the project

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#23 1 year ago

I've been working on the cabinet. I decided to change the cabinet paint just a bit..

Color around the ball only. Pulling the color out of the guy.
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And the front will only have color on the balls. I do need to fix this front coloring up a bit but you get the idea.

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Backbox will be plain. I'm torn on this one a bit tho. The color, if done to be somewhat accurate, would be on the bottom side of the ball between the hands but that is so minimal I'm thinking no color.
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#24 1 year ago

After filling my garage up with dust sanding this...

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#25 1 year ago

I bought one of these...

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#26 1 year ago

Guide coat.

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#28 1 year ago

Any tips on where I can get one of these little switches?

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#31 1 year ago

It is the same as the one on the coin door.

#32 1 year ago

And the sander did get a workout yesterday. Garage is remarkedly dust free.

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#33 1 year ago

Stencil time... Pinball Pimp set me up with my custom colors.

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#34 1 year ago

First color on cab looks good.

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#35 1 year ago

Sorry... Missed pics of the backbox until the end.

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#37 1 year ago

Got the yellow on the ball cut and painted. Scanned the stencils from Pimp and designed my own yellow and orange layers on the ball.

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#39 1 year ago

Orange layer.

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#40 1 year ago

Blue going down.

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#41 1 year ago

Going to need a touch-up on this side

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#43 1 year ago

Rattle can but I'll put a 2k auto clear from a gun on top.

#44 1 year ago

Other side has less touch-ups required.

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#45 1 year ago

The end is closer.

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#46 1 year ago

A bit closer yet...

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#48 1 year ago

Clear coat time. I like shiny

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#49 1 year ago
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#50 1 year ago

Decided to brighten up the yellow...

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#52 1 year ago

Little bit of touch-ups left on the black and another coat of clear before this one heads to MGC.
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Funny how the perspective makes the ball and his arm look bigger.

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#53 1 year ago

That's one shiny Silverball.

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#54 1 year ago

Together again.

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#55 11 months ago

Final pictures... After a couple hundred plays at MGC.

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#56 11 months ago
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