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Show us your playfield repaints!


By slghokie

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I do not claim to be an expert on repainting worn playfields...but I do love saving playfields that others would not. The goal for me is to have it look as close to the original as my abilities will allow, look good from players position, and protect the wood. Here are some of mine.....let's see yours!

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#2 7 months ago

Here is my Cleopatra....

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#3 7 months ago

Here is my Eight Ball Deluxe Limited Edition ...

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#4 7 months ago

And Solar Ride ...

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#5 7 months ago

WOW. That Elektra is insane. What’s your address?? I’ll be sending my blow out playfields to you! :b

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#6 7 months ago

Some before and after of my fast draw restore .

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#7 7 months ago
Quoted from slghokie:

The goal for me is to have it look as close to the original as my abilities will allow, look good from players position, and protect the wood.

These look pretty good! - how much time did the Elektra take?

#8 7 months ago

Also some before and after of my recent surf champ restoration that is 99 percent finished.

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#9 7 months ago

Some technique details would be appreciated! Love to see how these are being done (waterslides, airbrush, 2pak, paint mask, etc.)

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#10 7 months ago
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#11 7 months ago
Quoted from phototamer:

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@phototamer WOW! It looks like you are respraying each color. Are you doing frisket and air brush? I presume you are clearing afterwards. I have not been brave enough to do a full clear, just clear what I fix.

#12 7 months ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

These look pretty good! - how much time did the Elektra take?

@readyPO I took about 30 hours over 2 weeks to do and redo the Elektra upper.

#13 7 months ago

not too bad of a job...

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#14 7 months ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Some technique details would be appreciated! Love to see how these are being done (waterslides, airbrush, 2pak, paint mask, etc.)

@dr_nybble For me, I use the createx paints and try to match the colors as best I can. First sitting I try and match all my colors and save them in little snack storage cups with lids. Then I usually have a week to 2 weeks before the paints dry out to paint in. I try and do layers to build up especially when it is bare wood. Last thing I do is the black lines. I am hand painting mine at the moment. I heat set the spots when I am done with a hobby heater. Then I spot seal the places I repainted and can novus/wax over that. Have not gotten brave enough to use the auto clearcoat.

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from Toby:

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@toby they are all terrific, but that Eight Ball Deluxe is wicked! How did you get the circles around the balls so good?

#16 7 months ago

Thanks a plotter to cut the vinyl for a template then a airbrush to paint in the black

#17 7 months ago
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#18 7 months ago

What's the address I need to send my PFs too??

Great job!!

#19 7 months ago

I've been working on this planky old 1957 Williams Arrow Head playfield for about a year. Somebody had poured glue goo to level the inserts so those had to be replaced.

Paint and sand, paint and sand, and thousands of brushstrokes later. Perhaps someday it will be done.
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#20 7 months ago

Freefall , nearly a total repaint using masking , stencils and silk screens.

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#21 7 months ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

using masking , stencils and silk screens.

Someday I gotta get me some of that fancy equipment.

#23 7 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Someday I gotta get me some of that fancy equipment.

Silk screens are really great for the detailed small lettering .

#24 7 months ago
Quoted from Toby:

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Gorgeous EBD !!! Awesome job.

#25 7 months ago

BRAVO on the Eight Ball Deluxe!!!! STUNNING!!!!!!

#26 7 months ago

Clear coat question - rattle can (Spraymax 2k?..??) or take the PF to an auto body shop?

#27 7 months ago
Quoted from slghokie:

@phototamer WOW! It looks like you are respraying each color. Are you doing frisket and air brush? I presume you are clearing afterwards. I have not been brave enough to do a full clear, just clear what I fix.

Yes , frisked , airbrush and clear coat in b2in colors , decals at the end .
restorations are both documented ....

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/surf-champ-slow-playfield-restoration#post-4720357

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fast-draw-playfield-restoration-first-ever-attempt-#post-4461751

#28 7 months ago

SBM, before, during and after.
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#29 7 months ago

I can’t take credit for actually doing the work, but I am still proud how it came out.
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#30 7 months ago

Motordome

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#31 7 months ago

LaserBall

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#32 7 months ago

Bally Atlantis

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#33 7 months ago

Here’s a few I’ve done over the years.

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#34 7 months ago

You artistic types make me so frigging green with envy . I have ZERO talent for doing anything but the simplest of touchup jobs.

Admit it, you all worship satan to get these skills, right???

#35 7 months ago

*edit* I can't read. Derp.

#36 7 months ago

are any of those done with a hand brush? Or is it all air brush. They look like they just rolled out of the factory

#37 7 months ago
Quoted from topkat:

are any of those done with a hand brush? Or is it all air brush. They look like they just rolled out of the factory

All mine are done by hand with a brush.

#38 7 months ago

Four near total repaints. Airbrush with frisket masks cut by hand and vinyl masks cut on a Silhouette Cameo. Waterslide decals for tiny stuff. 2PAC to seal the deal (except Moulin Rouge which got a traditional lacquer finish).

Moulin Rouge (also reproduced the plastics).

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San Francisco

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Comet (dang that was a lot of little figures to mask off!)

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Old Chicago

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#39 7 months ago
Quoted from topkat:

are any of those done with a hand brush? Or is it all air brush. They look like they just rolled out of the factory

In my case is a combination of both. Usually , delicate and irregular and small shapes are done with a 5/0 and 10/0 brushes , sometimes cutting the bristles a bit short for very small touchups. Frisket and airbrush for the rest .

#40 7 months ago
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#41 7 months ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

SBM, before, during and after.
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Beautiful work !
Any link to show the process ?

#42 7 months ago

Impressed with some of the work i'm seeing done. Now the questions is who wants more blown playfeilds to do.

#43 7 months ago
Quoted from jab:

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jab that is an amazing FG! That one is still on my wish list in any condition. Brutal play and all.

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#44 7 months ago

Touched up my blown out Mata Hari. I think it came out pretty good. It's hard to see unless I point it out.

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#45 7 months ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Touched up my blown out Mata Hari. I think it came out pretty good. It's hard to see unless I point it out.[quoted image]

Is that really a repaint or just a Hardtop?

#46 7 months ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Touched up my blown out Mata Hari. I think it came out pretty good. It's hard to see unless I point it out.[quoted image]

Thanks, I needed a lunchtime laugh.

#47 7 months ago
Quoted from PinJim:Thanks, I needed a lunchtime laugh.
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#48 7 months ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Touched up my blown out Mata Hari. I think it came out pretty good. It's hard to see unless I point it out.[quoted image]

I think the font is a bit different..... just saying

#49 7 months ago

Wish I could find better pictures of all three Playfield a but here’s a couple.

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This game is a family keeper, the green pebbles in the basement have my kids initials hidden amongst them.

#50 7 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Wish I could find better pictures of all three Playfield a but here’s a couple.
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This game is a family keeper, the green pebbles in the basement have my kids initials hidden amongst them.

radium amazing HH! Would love to know your technique on that. I have my grail HH to repaint and likely clear. Same kind of wear on my lower playfield.

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