(Topic ID: 25452)

T2 shopped out


By mdelorenzo

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

Some before pics, except for the last pic:
http://imgur.com/a/GLmmH#0

After pics:
http://imgur.com/a/2iJtF#0

Over the past couple of weeks I mostly stripped down the T2 and did a fairly thorough shop job on it. I busted out the treasure cove polish kit I have sitting around and went to work on it. The playfield wasn't in terrible shape as it is but it looks a whole lot better. All rubbers/posts were replaced except for the yellow sleeve. The balls were replaced as well. Cabinet vacuumed out. Under apron area cleaned up as well. All ramps were cleaned up. I don't have metal polishing chemicals so simple green/elbow grease was utilized.

I only have these 2 pictures on me at the moment, but I will add more.

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#2 7 years ago

looks shiny.. gotta love a freshly wax PF

#3 7 years ago

In your opinion is the Treasure Cove kit worth the asking price?

#4 7 years ago

Looks like one of the nicer T2 playfields out there for sure, nice work. Throw some Novus 2 on that yellow sleeve and it should come right out. For your flippers, it is hard to tell from the angle, but it looks like they are aligned high. Take a toothpick and stick it between the rubber and the flipper and pop it into the alignment hole, then tighten down (also make sure you leave some vertical play on the flipper itself to prevent drag). It looks like your slingshot plastics are between your plastic post and the screw? They go above the screw and post, and then are secured with a nut. These slings are getting harder to come by (as are all plastics for T2), don't want to get them broken sooner than later. I am sure you have it in another picture, but you are missing your hunter ship too.

Honestly not trying to nitpick your game at all, it looks very nice. You should be proud of your work. Just a few things here or there to keep it playing and looking nice.

#5 7 years ago

Thats AWESOME!!
Im doing a T2 as well, and fellow pinsider Rum-Z dropped by with his Treasure Cove kit, Im not sure EXACTLY what they go for but after seeing the results first hand I dont care what it costs, Im getting one

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#6 7 years ago

I think the TC kit is worth every penny. Yes, there are some places you can get something similar cheaper, but TC was the pioneer of this kit, and theirs comes with a DVD and all compounds/accessories in one kit.

BTW, the lower slingshot posts are installed incorrectly. The metal post with the hex on top is supposed to go under the slingshot plastic, and a small locknut goes on top.

#7 7 years ago
Quoted from jk2171:

In your opinion is the Treasure Cove kit worth the asking price?

I think so, I'll be able to do at least a dozen machines with it. The convenience and time savings in regards to not needing to order each piece individually is enough for me too. Plus the instructions they provide via DVD is pretty nice too. I did have to buy a new high speed corded drill for this though.

#8 7 years ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

Looks like one of the nicer T2 playfields out there for sure, nice work. Throw some Novus 2 on that yellow sleeve and it should come right out. For your flippers, it is hard to tell from the angle, but it looks like they are aligned high. Take a toothpick and stick it between the rubber and the flipper and pop it into the alignment hole, then tighten down (also make sure you leave some vertical play on the flipper itself to prevent drag). It looks like your slingshot plastics are between your plastic post and the screw? They go above the screw and post, and then are secured with a nut. These slings are getting harder to come by (as are all plastics for T2), don't want to get them broken sooner than later. I am sure you have it in another picture, but you are missing your hunter ship too.
Honestly not trying to nitpick your game at all, it looks very nice. You should be proud of your work. Just a few things here or there to keep it playing and looking nice.

Rebuilding the flippers is next on my to-do list. They are definitely not perfect and I'll take care of them soon. Good call on the novus for the yellow sleeve. Maybe I'll rub some of the treasure cove compound on it, or just order a yellow sleeve...I'm not entirely sure what you mean about the slingshot plastics though. Could you give more detail or draw on my pics? I'm missing the hunter killer ship. I was thinking of playing a game with everyone to see what is screwed up with my machine, there is more than you saw haha. The AI plastic is broke for starters. Nitpick away, that's how I am learning.

#9 7 years ago
Quoted from Sarge:

Thats AWESOME!!
Im doing a T2 as well, and fellow pinsider Rum-Z dropped by with his Treasure Cove kit, Im not sure EXACTLY what they go for but after seeing the results first hand I dont care what it costs, Im getting one

Yours looks very nice!

#10 7 years ago
Quoted from johnwartjr:

I think the TC kit is worth every penny. Yes, there are some places you can get something similar cheaper, but TC was the pioneer of this kit, and theirs comes with a DVD and all compounds/accessories in one kit.
BTW, the lower slingshot posts are installed incorrectly. The metal post with the hex on top is supposed to go under the slingshot plastic, and a small locknut goes on top.

So basically swap the upper and lower post screws? I merely rebuilt the game how I received it. So some screws may be in incorrect places.

#11 7 years ago

The slingshot plastics rest ON the starpost not underneath it, then thread a nut on there to hold the plastic
Ill see if I can dig up a pic

#12 7 years ago

Ahh I think I see, so above the nut built into the screw pretty much?

#13 7 years ago

yup thats correct then screw it down with a nut. I cant find any pics of mine before I tore it down...

#14 7 years ago

Okay that makes sense now. Thanks.

#15 7 years ago

OP updated with galleries.

#16 7 years ago

Looks good- I did a shop out to one about a year ago and added color changing leds to the 5 bank target wall- Also bought chrome flipper bats with blue rubber, was very pleased with the look. T2 is a fun classic.

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