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Spa of the Future - hardtop and cabinet decals - starts in a few days


By SarverSystems

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Hey guys, we. Are. in. the basement.

Oh, different show.

Anyways, I am about to get underway with a Future Spa restoration.

On the list:

1: hardtop installation (already ordered from Outside Edge, should be here in a few days)
2: cabinet decals (already ordered from pinball pimp, should be here in a few days)
3: sandblast or paint strip the apron because there is some paint missing and it is rusting where the paint is missing

I plan to post TONS of pics here as I progress through the restoration.

Couple of questions before things get going though.

If you've repainted your Future Spa cabinet, can you post a pic or 2 to show me what colors you went with? I was planning to match the apron or 2 colors from the plastics as a reference.

Does anyone make a decal for the apron?

#2 8 months ago

Future Spa is an awesome game, looking forward to seeing how it comes out!

#3 8 months ago

I experimented with about a dozen colors in the Ironlak/Molotow/Montana lines, and chose based on which 2 went well together. There's some debate on whether the cabinets were originally painted pinkish or were all painted red (and faded to pink). I went with the pinkish color (NOT 'hot pink') that I'm used to associating with FS, rather than the dark red. As soon as it's out of the bright light it appears red, however. See my 2nd photo comparing the side and front...these look exactly the same under the same light; the difference is the front is well lit and the side is not. Also, I chose not to add splatter dots...I like the clean, stark look of the cabinet without them. (Gawrsh, I need to polish that coin door).
Colors I settled on:
Molotow Signal White (#231) (over PPS white primer)
Molotow Amaranth Red (#61)
Molotow Violet Dark (#71)
These paints give a flatter finish than most rattle-cans (less glossy than even a semi-gloss) which I prefer for games of that era. Though you could always change the sheen somewhat with an appropriate clear.

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#4 8 months ago

I also want to add that I am going to be using an HVLP sprayer to paint enameled paint from. I was originally going to use spray paint, but I couldnt find colors I was happy with.

#5 8 months ago
Quoted from yendor0:

I experimented with about a dozen colors in the Ironlak/Molotow/Montana lines, and chose based on which 2 went well together. There's some debate on whether the cabinets were originally painted pinkish or were all painted red (and faded to pink). I went with the pinkish color (NOT 'hot pink') that I'm used to associating with FS, rather than the dark red. As soon as it's out of the bright light it appears red, however. See my 2nd photo comparing the side and front...these look exactly the same under the same light; the difference is the front is well lit and the side is not. Also, I chose not to add splatter dots...I like the clean, stark look of the cabinet without them. (Gawrsh, I need to polish that coin door).
Colors I settled on:
Molotow Signal White (#231) (over PPS white primer)
Molotow Amaranth Red (#61)
Molotow Violet Dark (#71)
These paints give a flatter finish than most rattle-cans (less glossy than even a semi-gloss) which I prefer for games of that era. Though you could always change the sheen somewhat with an appropriate clear.
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Yes, this is exactly the type of info I was hoping to get. Thank you!

#6 8 months ago

OK, here we go with a big batch of "BEFORE" pics.

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#7 8 months ago

Here is a big batch of "PREP" pics. I was using a color analyzer to determine colors codes for the existing playfield. With it being so faded its hard to nail down a specific color, but I think I got pretty close with a few of them.

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#8 8 months ago

And here is the start of the "DURING" pics.

Starting with cabinet tear down and playfield removal.

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#9 8 months ago
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