...on the cheap too...
I gotta say this about the playfield: this game is royal pain in the ass to shop!
Especially the upper area. Damn!
I’ve shopped out well over 100 games and I’m left just shaking my head. Is it as bad as I think it is or am I just low on the coffee?
Got my Termie back together but I’m now left with an extra gate. I have one on the shooter lane, one on the A.I. ramp & one on the chase ramp. This is a forward only ramp. Where could it go?
I should have taken before photos before the cleaning. I had to wire brush the scum out of the once black grip. Gross...
The fricken gun off the game is heavier than most real guns. Do some games have plastic guns or are they all metal?
Quoted from cmack750:
That is well done. Makes me feel like maybe I should clean up mine since it always bothers me but I just haven't dealt with it. What did you use as your cleaner to go along with the wire brush? You use a Polish as well?
This made quick work of the black crud packing the hatching. You might not even have to dismount the gun. I had to cause the internal spring was broken
Quoted from Asanteiro:
incredible very good work .... I would like that I stay like this .. just with the brush ?? Do not you need anything else?
Brush on the hatching.
Steel wool on the flat surfaces.
And since I had to take it apart to change the spring, I buffed the trigger which was black & rusty.
Now I can touch it without yearning for hand sanitizer.
Someone really mishandled the front of this game. The side art and rest of the cabinet looks very good, but I couldn’t take looking at the wood tear out and angled aluminum so I ordered some 3 inch corner guard from Amazon and some boat lettering.
Your “before” gun almost looked like it was made out of aluminum with a ton of oxidation.
Now it’s sparkles like a new 800 series Terminator.
My kickback has never failed to run it back up to the pops. I’ll check my coil size when I get home and report back with the info
One last thing to check on. If the micro switch got bent up during an over zealous cleaning, it might trigger prematurely. It’s best when it kinda triggers late during the ball roll over, giving it the full push/kick up.
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