(Topic ID: 280175)

Stern Nine Ball Resto


By Jjsmooth

88 days ago



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  • Latest reply 9 days ago by Jjsmooth
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#1 88 days ago

I've been looking for this game for a few years, and found one a few days ago. Playfield is hammered, but Neo says he can fix'er up. I know these pf's will be reproduced sometime, but I'm not that patient.

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#2 88 days ago

Disassembled, ready to start cleaning and sanding.
Pimp stencils on their way.

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#3 86 days ago

Primer/sealer applied

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#4 85 days ago

Base coat

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#5 84 days ago

Stencil and spray the blue

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#6 84 days ago

I love peeling stencils.
Red goes on tomorrow.

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#8 84 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I love peeling stencils.
Red goes on tomorrow.
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That looks great.. Is there a trick to knowing what the base color should be..could you have done blue first?

#9 84 days ago

I paint in the order that Pimp tells me.
But the base color on these early ss are always what is on the inside of cabinet as well.

#10 84 days ago

Thanks Erik, I'm ready to check out that Panthera any day now...

#11 84 days ago

Just waiting on the boards and it should be good. Maybe another week or so.

#12 83 days ago

Stencil and spray the red

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#13 83 days ago

Looking good. Couple small areas to touch up, but NBD.
Colors turned out sweet, I can share paint codes if anyone needs them. I use custom mixed auto paint, and it's not cheap.
I'll put 3 or 4 coats of clear on tomorrow to protect this.

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#14 83 days ago

What happened to your Quicksilver build??

#15 83 days ago

QS is waiting on harness, backglass, and apron decal.

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#16 77 days ago

Applied 3 coats of 2 part automotive clear, with light sanding before final coat.
Legs and coindoor painted with Rustoleum Hammered Silver and cleared.

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#17 77 days ago

I can't be sure from one photo -- but so far, I like the blue you chose.

It appears to be a shade darker than the dominant playfield light blue, and a bit less red and dark as the ominous blue in the BG, but perhaps matches the plastics and apron quite well. Makes sense, to be pick something between the extremes of 4+ different blues on that overall composition -- no easy decision to make. (Meanwhile it has to balance with the orange as well...)

-mof

#18 77 days ago

Thx.
If anyone is able to get a scan of a good 9ball pf, please contact me. I just need the typical worn out area around the balls/wizard.

#19 77 days ago

googled: site:pinside.com "nine ball" "playfield scan"

first hit:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/anyone-got-or-can-get-a-scan-of-nine-ball-playfield#post-3690754

He had that one restored by HSA so the keylines are a hair thicker than normal, but great result.

#20 77 days ago

I sent that earlier to playfield restorer, but it doesn't quite go far enough.
And that poster no longer has machine.
I appreciate your effort. Thx.

#21 77 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I sent that earlier to playfield restorer, but it doesn't quite go far enough.
And that poster no longer has machine.
I appreciate your effort. Thx.

PM sent

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#22 70 days ago

Backbox still needs clear.
Really liking how this is coming out.

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#23 70 days ago

Got the coin door decals from Pinball Rescue. They get the blue foil around the credit button right.

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#24 70 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Got the coin door decals from Pinball Rescue. They get the blue foil around the credit button right. [quoted image]

Nice: I really hate the earlier repos that weren't shiny/foil. I will pick some up from Pinball Rescue for sure!

#25 70 days ago

AND $34 for shipping up to 500grams due to Covid, so I will live with my crusty/missing credit stickers for a while..

#26 70 days ago

They sell Stern apron and spinner decals as well.

#27 70 days ago

Great work! I never should have sold mine, though it was necessary at the time. If I can ever find another... this is one of my top ten all timers. Definitely worth the work you are putting into it.

#28 70 days ago

Thank you. I appreciate that.
I cant wait to rearrange my bsmt to put together my 1980/81 wall.
I have one wall that will fit 7 machines.
I'll have these 4

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#29 70 days ago

This

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#31 69 days ago

Repainted lamp panel, cleaned up transformer and harness. Cut new trans mount plywood.
I will use the nvram weebly rectifier board, should be here soon.

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#32 68 days ago

This is looking good!

#33 66 days ago

Thanks.
Original displays were junk. Going with these led units from pinballsolutions.eu.
Sold as a "solder yourself" type kit for around $150 plus ship, these are a nice option.

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#34 66 days ago

They have a brightness adjuster, so u can match them to existing displays if using alongside originals.

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#35 9 days ago

Thos project has been on hold for a bit, as I decided to get new playfield from Mirco. Should be here soon.
Backglass from CPR showed up yesterday.

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#36 9 days ago

did you re-use the trim from the old back glass?

#37 9 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

new playfield from Mirco

Have you seen a newer set of pics that you are happy with?

The rest of us haven't seen the final.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nine-ball-repro-mircoplayfield-and-plastic-set-available/page/3

-mof

#38 9 days ago
Quoted from pinhi:

did you re-use the trim from the old back glass?

No, backglass trim from #gatecrasher.

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