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(Topic ID: 226431)

Star Gazer Restoration begins!!


By PACMAN

2 years ago



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#51 1 year ago

Old playfield is SOLD>

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#52 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

And finally... PAINT!! Well, the base color anyway.
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You are looking good.

What is the color/shade of the blue paint you are using on your SG?

#53 1 year ago

Its a custom blue my auto paint guys mixed up.

#54 1 year ago

Stencils applied.

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#55 1 year ago

Painted, but some of the blue peeled off when the stencil was removed. Its low tac material but you never know until you get to this point if its going to cooperate or not. Its an easy touchup but still a pain.

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#56 1 year ago

Oh and used playfield has been sold.

#57 1 year ago

The repainted cabinet looks terrific! I love me some SG and I used to maintain he SG owners list 10-15 years ago. I will be following this thread closely.

On a semi-related note, what’s the status of your Killer Shark restoration? I’m super anxious to see that thing in its final state!

Thanks!!!

#58 1 year ago

Thanks!

Killer Shark was working but there was a brake that wasn't working. The piece is unobtanium so i had to make it in 3D then print it out of the hardest plastic available because the prototype i made in PETG melted after a few seconds.

Quoted from abc12346038:

The repainted cabinet looks terrific! I love me some SG and I used to maintain he SG owners list 10-15 years ago. I will be following this thread closely.
On a semi-related note, what’s the status of your Killer Shark restoration? I’m super anxious to see that thing in its final state!
Thanks!!!

#59 1 year ago

Made a few extras.

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#60 1 year ago

Almost done putting the playfield back together. SO MANY PARTS!!

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#61 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Thanks!
Killer Shark was working but there was a brake that wasn't working. The piece is unobtanium so i had to make it in 3D then print it out of the hardest plastic available because the prototype i made in PETG melted after a few seconds.

Thanks for the update on the Killer Shark! I would love to see that thing up close. And the Star Gazer is coming along nicely! You’re supremely talented!

1 week later
#62 1 year ago

Finally matched the hammered silver look. Parts are for Star Gazer and Sea Witch. Hopefully get a playfield for Sea Witch soon.

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#63 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Finally matched the hammered silver look. Parts are for Star Gazer and Sea Witch. Hopefully get a playfield for Sea Witch soon.
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The hammer looks good. What did you use?

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#64 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Finally matched the hammered silver look.

Looks quite nice! How does it work out when you paint something with hinges? Do you have to move the hinges part way through the drying process or what?

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#65 1 year ago

Stepped away for a bit. Getting closer to the finish line.

Has anybody remade these?

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#67 1 year ago

Thanks! Everything i needed!

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#68 1 year ago

Any leads on new pricing inserts? Mine are a bit faded

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#69 1 year ago

LEDs look nice but are flickering pretty bad. Going to try one of these Early SS Bally/Stern LED Adapters

https://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/bally-stern-adapter.htm

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#73 1 year ago

Looking good! Marco Specialties will be stocked with new playfields & glass this winter. My fault for not being able to keep their stock up last year. 16 more Star Gazer playfields this month, & the start of Seawitch playfields.

#74 1 year ago

Thanks John! Looking forward to getting my Sea Witch PF from you as well.

#75 1 year ago

Cards printed and cut.

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#76 1 year ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

EVERY color seems to be off. Red, blue, yellow, tan etc.

One must take into consideration that the old playfield has oxidized clear coat.
Etc, etc, etc.
No paint/inks today will match the old school formulas of yesteryear.

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