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Show us your playfield repaints!


By slghokie

9 months ago



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#51 9 months ago

This is a very impressive show of talent from people you don’t hear much about. I think I’m realizing I have some playfields from games that aren’t high dollar. Roller Disco for instance. I’m going to have to touch up or clear on my own. Would you guys generally outline your basic clearing steps? Or point to a thread that you followed? Mind blowing work fellas.
Thanks

#52 9 months ago

I’ve read through Vid’s guide and I think that covers most of it for beginners. Personally, I don’t use budget / value line clear coats such as Omni or Nason. Their solids content is not high enough and their gloss retention is not as good. In the automotive world, they tend to fail after about 5-7 years when exposed to uv from the sun. Also, you must use proper personal protective equipment and have an appropriate paint booth to spray 2k auto paints. Isocyanates can cause severe allergic reactions and can be deadly. A home made paint spray booth made of plastic sheeting can create static electricity and cause an explosion.

#53 9 months ago

A home made paint spray booth made of plastic sheeting can create static electricity and cause an explosion.

(My facial expression reading this after spraying 2pac in my homemade plastic spray booth at least 16 times yet lived to tell the tale.) Sounds like I need to change my setup!

#54 9 months ago

This one is off my current project. Color matching could have turned out a lot better and some spots look a bit wonky. In hindsight completely repainting the colored areas would have worked better. My helper also messed up and accidentally painted the kickout holes before I caught it. Oh well, lessons learned for next time.
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#55 9 months ago
Quoted from jab:

A home made paint spray booth made of plastic sheeting can create static electricity and cause an explosion.

If I sprayed enough clear on a 4x2 piece of wood that I caused an explosion I may have deserved it. Plus the orange peel would be so thick it would protect me from the flames.

#56 9 months ago
Quoted from jab:

A home made paint spray booth made of plastic sheeting can create static electricity and cause an explosion.

put a ground strap on that Dos Equis and you'll be alright!

#57 9 months ago

Here's the Black Hole project that I've been working on for over a year. For the playfield I mixed 7 custom colors to match the best examples hidden under posts, etc. Used a tiny paintbrush and a lot of patience. Its not perfect, I didn't seal it or level the inserts. But its mine. I installed a playfield protector and intend to play the crap out of it when I eventually finish the rebuild. Still need an inner backglass and the backbox lightboard. Both are beyond repair. Anyone help out a guy in need?

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#58 9 months ago
Quoted from slghokie:

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.

Basically follow vid's guide. Clean it up, build up clear to fill the low areas and get a flat stable base before starting to repair art. I used frisket for all the lettering and anything with sharp lines (like the areas in front of targets). I free-hand repaired the rest. I used spraymax 2k clear (but never will again).

My restore isn't pixel-perfect to the original... for example if a mouse was missing a tail I painted a new one on that was "close enough". If I was doing it correctly I would have made waterslide decals for that. I planned to buy new playfields once they were reproduced, but it turned out well enough that I decided not to.

#59 9 months ago

before and after of my mousin around . a lot of work , but came up ok I think

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#60 9 months ago

Any of you talented guys interested in restoring my Bugs Bunny playfield? I need it done by mid december.

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#61 9 months ago
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#62 9 months ago
Quoted from bladerunner:

Any of you talented guys interested in restoring my Bugs Bunny playfield? I need it done by mid december.

Let's see a picture of it.

#63 9 months ago
Quoted from PinZig:

Here's the Black Hole project that I've been working on for over a year. For the playfield I mixed 7 custom colors to match the best examples hidden under posts, etc. Used a tiny paintbrush and a lot of patience. Its not perfect, I didn't seal it or level the inserts. But its mine. I installed a playfield protector and intend to play the crap out of it when I eventually finish the rebuild. Still need an inner backglass and the backbox lightboard. Both are beyond repair. Anyone help out a guy in need?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Beautiful color matching and blending !

#64 9 months ago
Quoted from wolffcub:

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nice work!!!

#65 9 months ago

Finishing up Eight Ball, just gotta clear/spot clear. They wanted me to match the smokey patina of the other cream areas, so that is what I did

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#66 9 months ago

Not technically a repaint, but a vast improvement:
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All details are there: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ycv-bally-playboy-au-naturel

Yves

#67 9 months ago

I need to be better about taking before pics. This one was a paid job, so I documented everything.

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#68 9 months ago

1966 Cross Town

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#69 9 months ago
Quoted from Arcane:

Not technically a repaint, but a vast improvement:
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All details are there: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ycv-bally-playboy-au-naturel
Yves

arcane we should meet up for a beer and talk pinball and repaints. I am in Cary.

5 months later
#70 3 months ago

Jacks Open, complete repaint with water slide decals

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#71 3 months ago
Quoted from phototamer:

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

BEAUTIFUL!!

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#72 30 days ago

Here is a Strikes and Spares I just finished....(not waxed yet, after paint and spot clear complete)

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#73 30 days ago

One of the most difficult I’ve done.

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#74 30 days ago

All of these PF's look fantastic! I hope everyone is posting the paint formulas in the other thread so us amateurs can mix em correctly?

#75 30 days ago

Here is a couple of my more noteworthy repaints....

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#76 30 days ago

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#77 30 days ago
Quoted from Robo1:

Here is a couple of my more noteworthy repaints....[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow—impressive. Gusher and what’s the second game?

#78 30 days ago

Repainting playfields is probably the weakest part of my restoration skills. I'll amend that. Definitely is the weakest. I try to buy games where I don't have to do a lot of it, or any except minor stuff, or where a replacement is available. I've done a few though, and while they don't compare to some of the work here they came out OK. A Bally Odds and Evens which was the first game I ever restored, and a Flip A Card which was a mostly all of the playfield repaint and a total cab repaint. Odds and Evens 2 (resized).jpgOdds and Evens 4 (resized).jpgOdds and Evens 4 (resized).jpgOdds and Evens 3 (resized).jpgOdds and Evens 5 (resized).jpgOdds and Evens 7 (resized).jpgOdds and Evens 6 (resized).jpg20180621_132832 (resized).jpg20180621_132839 (resized).jpg20180621_132843 (resized).jpg20180627_150337 (resized).jpg20190403_192325 (resized).jpg

#79 29 days ago

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#80 29 days ago
Quoted from brenna98:

One of the most difficult I’ve done.[quoted image][quoted image]

brenna98 is that just white paint before you repainted or is that bondo or some other product for leveling?

#81 29 days ago

Damn everyone saying "I'm not so good at this" really I thought everyone I've seen looked fantastic. I envy you guys being able to paint some of this stuff as I shake way to much to do it. I do enjoy looking at everyone's results though so please keep them coming.

Russ

#82 29 days ago

Topless Fatham. A work in progress

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#83 29 days ago

Here is my 66 Cross Town

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#84 29 days ago
Quoted from cartert:

Topless Fatham.

Better than a modesty PF if you ask me!

#85 29 days ago
Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

Wow—impressive. Gusher and what’s the second game?

Williams Jig Saw

#86 28 days ago
Quoted from slghokie:

is that just white paint before you repainted or is that bondo or some other product for leveling?

White paint. Any bare wood area needs white down first to make the colors match correctly. If you paint bare wood without doing this (except black) your colors will dry much darker, even if you matched them perfect.

#87 27 days ago

Learned a ton doing this Gottlieb Hit N Run. 1st major issue was a nasty and darkened clear coating that had to be removed. To make matters worse, previous owner slathered JB Weld on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and home bases as shown. So many methods tried and failed on the JB removal. The slathered bases slowly showed no artwork underneath... same with pop surrounds. Lots of bleaching, frisket and keyline work to get her back on track. Learned a LOT!

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#88 27 days ago

These are all obviously incredible.

However, I'm confused as to the overall process?
Color match > lightly sand > repaint everything > clear?

Do people typically repaint all artwork?
Or just wear spots?

I can see waterslide decals being used a lot for finer graphics.

#89 27 days ago

Great work guys ! here is a shot of part of my Space Shuttle playfield restore a few years ago.
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