(Topic ID: 161206)

Super-Flite Strato-Flite restore


By Aladdin

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Thought I'd post this since I haven't seen a restore of a Super-Flite (2 Player) or Strato-Flite (4 Player) EM.
Bought this for $85 bucks.
The bad:
Backglass is shot
Cab is shot
Only 1 player is working

The good:
It works!
PF in good cond

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#2 4 years ago

This is my first EM to rebuild. -should be interesting.
So the first thing is to take out the PF and start with the cabinet. The lead paint is just falling off the cabinet, all I needed was a scraper.

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#3 4 years ago

Here's the backglass! It's basically just glass!
Also a shot of the cab

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#4 4 years ago

Best of luck with it, let me know if you need any pictures of anything, I have a HUO or low-used Strato-Flite with 10/10 cabinet art!

Was gonna say it looks like the apron lost colors, but actually it looks like it's just a newer one, Gorgar and Flash had the same style one in a different color. Probably not original but if it is that's interesting.

Here is mine:

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#5 4 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Best of luck with it, let me know if you need any pictures of anything, I have a HUO or low-used Strato-Flite with 10/10 cabinet art!
Was gonna say it looks like the apron lost colors, but actually it looks like it's just a newer one, Gorgar and Flash had the same style one in a different color. Probably not original but if it is that's interesting.
Here is mine:

Thanks, my apron lost it's colors, I doubt I'm going to try to repaint them. I've already created the stencils for the game or else I'd ask you for photos!

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from Aladdin:

Thanks, my apron lost it's colors, I doubt I'm going to try to repaint them. I've already created the stencils for the game or else I'd ask you for photos!

It's also a different design though, check out the arrows.

#7 4 years ago

First is the paint. I bought a new Wood Filler to use instead of the ole Bondo. In my experience, it's best to try to get rid of all the wood grain you can. It's really easy with Wood Filler and a metal paint scraper. Dries quick and sands smooth. I'm using the Harbor Freight purple paint gun for the blue and spray can for the white and light blue.

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#8 4 years ago

Then, time to work on stencils. For this I'm using tracing paper and clear shelf contact paper from Walmart. I'm tracing the artwork that was left and using a projector to trace images from my laptop. This isn't a high-end restore folks!

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#9 4 years ago

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#10 4 years ago

In this shot, I covered the cab with contact paper and traced the artwork onto it. LB light blue, DB dark blue and W for white of course

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#11 4 years ago

Now we paint happy clouds and happy planes

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#12 4 years ago

Now we have happy planes flying through happy clouds

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#13 3 years ago

Looks good!

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#14 3 years ago

Someone made a table from a Strato-Flite BG. I snagged it from a local CL ad and put it in this pin. Not the Super-Flite 2player BG, but it works!

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