I want it to share with anyone interested, my second complete tear down and restore.
I like to do all involved, wood work, electronics, touch ups, clear, etc.
I will try to explain all the work done to it step by step, and I would love any comments or suggestions that can take place.
All of my tear down and restore progress pics are going to be in this album, https://www.flickr.com/gp/arqpuebla/E338Pd
::: When I Got it :::
I bought this SI cheap, was not looking for it, just came across and I couldn't let it pass.
It Came I think in really good shape, considering its 37 years old.
I love more 90s machines, but when I got this one, It inspired me a little respect for its age and condition, and anyway It would be a nice add on to my line up, next to my Bally Xenon.
::: Restoration approach :::
This pinball make me think a lot (a lot) , and search thoughts around pinside Forum, about how to approach the restoration regarding the concept of just "erase" all and re -done, or literally restore it. I mean, I think I don't want just sand all, prime and make new stencils, I'm decided to keep the originality as much as I could, and I don't mind if it not result a mint SI, and show just some scars.
I plan to blacks just paint them with HVLP gun and paint, and for the greys and red, airbrush color matching the cabinet touch ups. Then I think I will just wax all the cabinet.
What do you think??
Cabinet has some wear, but in good shape,
Cabinet Art, its dirty but it is there maybe in 90% considering it's scratches and wear around flippers buttons area and such.
The PF has a full adhesive vynil protection, some operator decided to protect the PF when it was bought.
It do have some wear, but I'm not scare about touch ups, compared with my previous TAF work, that was full of planking and detail.