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#15701 8 months ago

I’m looking for help from the local playfield restoration experts. I started a thread asking for advice using Novus products, but I didn’t really get the specific types of answers I was looking for.

I wish I could post a pic in this thread. If you look at the pic, you can see the area of high luster finish where the ball does not reach, vs. the worn area.

Big picture question - can I restore the worn area to its original luster? i.e. is it worn (never able to achieve original color and gloss), or just dirty (TLC and elbow grease will get it polished up to like new)?

The ball tracks - what exactly are they? Are they actually worn areas, or just impacted crud that can be cleaned away?

Any tips for working with the Novus products and different types of cleaning/polishing applicators is greatly appreciated.

I want to get this thing back to that shiny new appearance buy I want to know if I’m living in Fantasyland and that goal is not achievable.

Feel free to post here or PM me.

#15702 8 months ago
Quoted from AAAV8R:

I’m looking for help from the local playfield restoration experts. I started a thread asking for advice using Novus products, but I didn’t really get the specific types of answers I was looking for.
I wish I could post a pic in this thread. If you look at the pic, you can see the area of high luster finish where the ball does not reach, vs. the worn area.
Big picture question - can I restore the worn area to its original luster? i.e. is it worn (never able to achieve original color and gloss), or just dirty (TLC and elbow grease will get it polished up to like new)?
The ball tracks - what exactly are they? Are they actually worn areas, or just impacted crud that can be cleaned away?
Any tips for working with the Novus products and different types of cleaning/polishing applicators is greatly appreciated.
I want to get this thing back to that shiny new appearance buy I want to know if I’m living in Fantasyland and that goal is not achievable.
Feel free to post here or PM me.

What title are you working with? Different eras have different approaches...

#15703 8 months ago

It’s either a Simpson’s or a time travel.

#15704 8 months ago
Quoted from Tallon:

It’s either a Simpson’s or a time travel.

Either way, novus is going to be your next to last step. The playfield (if your just cleaning and not doing a touch up restore) will need to be “stripped” and cleaned then polished (novus) and finally protected (wax). Even though novus is a cleaning product, depending on what you have going on is what will dictate what needs to be done.

#15705 8 months ago
Quoted from AAAV8R:

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I wish I could post a pic in this thread.

Post in the Brobra’s pinball adventure thread. There’s several guys that chime in on this sort of thing.

Ball trails are worn areas in the clear. Novus will essentially sand this out. 3 is stronger than 2. But everytime you use these products, your are slightly thinning the clear and can also go too far on worn areas and hit paint.

#15706 8 months ago
Quoted from cpu-slave:

What title are you working with? Different eras have different approaches...

Here’s a link to my other thread which has a pic to highlight the contrast in the two areas:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/seeking-advice-for-using-novus-products

So from what I’m reading so far, it appears that the problem is two-fold:
- impacted grime
- microscratching of the clear coat

Is this correct?

#15707 8 months ago
Quoted from AAAV8R:

So from what I’m reading so far, it appears that the problem is two-fold:
- impacted grime
- microscratching of the clear coat
Is this correct?

Appears your discussing Kiss (Stern) specifically. Yes, what you describe is correct.

This produced great results for me: https://treasurecovepinball.com/polishing-kit.htm
However, it appears they got out of the kit business? Either way, it should give you an idea on what is all involved.

Otherwise strip the playfield down and send it out to a restorer to clean\clearcoat.

#15708 8 months ago

Selling or trading my TWD. Color DMD and speakers. 11k plays. Was routed. Pm me if interested, will donate to pinside upon sale.

#15709 8 months ago
Quoted from cpu-slave:

Appears your discussing Kiss (Stern) specifically. Yes, what you describe is correct.
This produced great results for me: https://treasurecovepinball.com/polishing-kit.htm
However, it appears they got out of the kit business? Either way, it should give you an idea on what is all involved.
Otherwise strip the playfield down and send it out to a restorer to clean\clearcoat.

Dang it.......now I want that kit! That looks like exactly what I am looking for. Especially all of the buffing tools that work on a drill. I have been experimenting with hand cleaning with the sponge that came from Pinballlife and it’s not even making a dent.

I wrote to the company to see if they are ever going to restock the kit. I’ll let you know what I hear back. (Maybe it’s just me but the owner looks like he is related to Bert Blyleven )

#15710 8 months ago

You don't need their kit. Just go to the auto store and buy 3 levels of clearcoat products. I use Mcguires 82, 83 and 84 i think (not at home to view bottles). You then can buy different levels of foam and or wool pads that go in your drill. Pinrestore.com used to have those pads....not sure if they still do.

Just think of your playfield as a car clearcoat. But be careful and don't stay in one place very long as you can burn through the clear just like on a car.

Quoted from AAAV8R:

Dang it.......now I want that kit! That looks like exactly what I am looking for. Especially all of the buffing tools that work on a drill. I have been experimenting with hand cleaning with the sponge that came from Pinballlife and it’s not even making a dent.
I wrote to the company to see if they are ever going to restock the kit. I’ll let you know what I hear back. (Maybe it’s just me but the owner looks like he is related to Bert Blyleven )

#15711 8 months ago
Quoted from AAAV8R:

I wrote to the company to see if they are ever going to restock the kit. I’ll let you know what I hear back. (Maybe it’s just me but the owner looks like he is related to Bert Blyleven )

The owner (Allan) died a few years ago. I am not sure if his family kept the business going or not. That website doesn't look to be updated in quite a long time.

#15712 8 months ago

Someone sent me a nice kit. Secret Santa stuff. They do exist.

#15713 8 months ago

Harlem Globetrotters for sale:

Archived after 37 days
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Sold for $ 1,400
Contributed to Pinside
Machine - For Sale
Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean “Fully working machine that only needs a playfield shopping top/bottom. Plays as is and all switches, coils, sounds, and lights (some sockets suck) work. I'm basically leaving $200+...”
2021-01-28
Aurora, SD
1,500

(Yes, I had two of them)

#15714 8 months ago

FS Coming soon...
Wcs94 - rebuilding everything
Zacc Time Machine - gorgeous
iMdn premium - clean
Who dunnit - excellent cond.
Gtb Foto Finish - mint
Gtb Egg head - solid, new glass
Will consider selling gtb Flying carpet

#15715 8 months ago

District 1 in stevens point has Monster Bash now

#15716 8 months ago

Great lineup there now.

#15717 8 months ago

IMDN Pro up.

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HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only) “Not playing it much anymore. No trades right now. I bought this game about a year ago from a local collector 30 min from my house. Plays great all switches working as they shoul...”
2021-01-31
Sullivan, WI
5,200 (Firm)

#15718 8 months ago

Looking for a Mousin' Around or Bad Cats if anybody has a lead ping me, thanks.

#15719 8 months ago
Quoted from Isjack:

Looking for a Mousin' Around or Bad Cats if anybody has a lead ping me, thanks.

There's a guy currently getting shit on non stop for listing an 8k Bad Cats in a few facebook groups.....

Doubt that's what you had in mind though.

#15720 8 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

There's a guy currently getting shit on non stop for listing an 8k Bad Cats in a few facebook groups.....
Doubt that's what you had in mind though.

Lol. No. I would like to pay a sensible price for a game that I am going to get as a gift for somebody, thanks for the chuckle though

#15721 8 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

There's a guy currently getting shit on non stop for listing an 8k Bad Cats in a few facebook groups.....
Doubt that's what you had in mind though.

I mean....8k and no info pics, except a decent cab with chrome? ehhhh gonna have to prove that 8k... for a single ball sys11

#15722 8 months ago
Quoted from Isjack:

Lol. No. I would like to pay a sensible price for a game that I am going to get as a gift for somebody, thanks for the chuckle though

That's a heck of a gift.

Quoted from northvibe:

I mean....8k and no info pics, except a decent cab with chrome? ehhhh gonna have to prove that 8k... for a single ball sys11

It honestly does looks nice, but come the Hell on. If you're charging HEP prices - you better come with gigs of photos. It's the most expected pile on I've seen in a while.

#15723 8 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

That's a heck of a gift.

It honestly does looks nice, but come the Hell on. If you're charging HEP prices - you better come with gigs of photos. It's the most expected pile on I've seen in a while.

If it had 4k displays and DTS/dolby 8.1 sound. so I could just see and hear meow meow meow meow in HD....I mean...8k seems cheap then.

#15724 8 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

That's a heck of a gift.

It honestly does looks nice, but come the Hell on. If you're charging HEP prices - you better come with gigs of photos. It's the most expected pile on I've seen in a while.

Lol, the Indiana guys are pretty weird as far as pinball weird goes.

#15725 8 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

That's a heck of a gift.

Well if people are asking ridiculous prices like $8k, then yes, that's a heck of a gift. I'm hoping to get it by April 1. I would also consider trading something out of my collection if someone wants to go that route, but would rather just put cash on the glass.

#15726 8 months ago

Welp. Got the misses on board with this.

About to repost up my AFMr LE for a MM. I will not sell it at this time.

#15727 8 months ago

Hey Lloyd, or anyone for that matter. What are the hours for SS Billiards now , tomorrow specifically.

#15728 8 months ago
Quoted from Apinjunkie:

Hey Lloyd, or anyone for that matter. What are the hours for SS Billiards now , tomorrow specifically.

Noon to midnight Monday through Saturday and noon to 10pm on Sunday.

LTG : )

#15729 8 months ago

Taking the temp on interest in a nice Bram Stoker's Dracula, and a nice Fish Tales with Diamond Plate, IMDN Prem is gone. PM for details. Thank you.

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#15730 8 months ago
Quoted from brobra:

Taking the temp on interest in a nice Bram Stoker's Dracula, and a nice Fish Tales with Diamond Plate, IMDN Prem is gone. PM for details. Thank you.

My temp is 98.6. What is the price?

#15731 8 months ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

My temp is 98.6. What is the price?

Prices are tbd, but I’ll post pictures, condition, and price in my adventure thread.

Also taking the temp on
Diner
White water
IJTPA

same thing, I can post pics and info or can be PM’d. Just throwing out my lines, as I troll around on my next fishing expedition.
Going to pass off a win for me and win for you; that’s the Brobra way...

#15732 8 months ago

Anybody have a use colordmd that would work with POTC? Is the LED or LCD better?

#15733 8 months ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Anybody have a use colordmd that would work with POTC? Is the LED or LCD better?

I don't know about POTC, but having used the LED in my T3, I am amazed at how much cooler some games could look with the LED over LCD. I think LOTR would look better with LED over LCD personally.

#15734 8 months ago

//handled. Thanks LesManley//

Anyone iin mpls area interested in burning me some roms; I’m getting a burner, but could use a hand on short notice. I’ll pay you a premium for your time. Pm me.

#15735 8 months ago

I had an LED in Tales from the Crypt when I owned one and it looked amazing. Highly suggested.

#15736 8 months ago
Quoted from SevenEightyRacer:

I don't know about POTC, but having used the LED in my T3, I am amazed at how much cooler some games could look with the LED over LCD. I think LOTR would look better with LED over LCD personally.

I’ve found 90% of folks like Plasma, but I’m in alignment with other folks here on the LED, as I feel it simulates the dot matrix a bit better and is very vibrant. It just has that coin op/arcade feel. I personally don’t like hard edged pixel art that gets softened out.

#15737 8 months ago
Quoted from brobra:

I’ve found 90% of folks like Plasma, but I’m in alignment with other folks here on the LED

What/where is the most cost effective way to buy one. Is there one brand better than others? Thanks...

#15738 8 months ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

What/where is the most cost effective way to buy one. Is there one brand better than others? Thanks...

Colordmd.com

#15739 8 months ago

Im blown away how fast games are moving on the market. Everyday I do a 200 mile search and Id say 75% are marked as pending. This is crazy.

#15740 8 months ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

Im blown away how fast games are moving on the market. Everyday I do a 200 mile search and Id say 75% are marked as pending. This is crazy.

Only once a day? I found your problem!

#15741 8 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

Only once a day? I found your problem!

Good point, I should be on it more often!!

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#15742 8 months ago

I'm getting pretty tired of pinball.

I'm looking for advice on where to find busted old carnival rides. Bonus points if the ads get refreshed once a day for a decade (I want to make sure there are truly zero other interested parties so that I can really drive a hard bargain).

Thanks in advance.

#15743 8 months ago
Quoted from jimmytransistor:

I'm getting pretty tired of pinball.

I'm looking for advice on where to find busted old carnival rides. Bonus points if the ads get refreshed once a day for a decade (I want to make sure there are truly zero other interested parties so that I can really drive a hard bargain).

Thanks in advance.

If you want stinky ones buried in snow. PM me for link to details.

LTG : )

#15744 8 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

If you want stinky ones buried in snow. PM me for link to details.
LTG : )

I didn't know non stinky carnival equipment existed.

#15745 8 months ago
Quoted from jimmytransistor:

I'm getting pretty tired of pinball.
I'm looking for advice on where to find busted old carnival rides. Bonus points if the ads get refreshed once a day for a decade (I want to make sure there are truly zero other interested parties so that I can really drive a hard bargain).
Thanks in advance.

I know several folks that operate carnival rides and equipment; are you looking for a ferris wheel, roller coaster, octopus; i.e. that ilk of rides?

#15746 8 months ago
Quoted from jimmytransistor:

I'm getting pretty tired of pinball.
I'm looking for advice on where to find busted old carnival rides. Bonus points if the ads get refreshed once a day for a decade (I want to make sure there are truly zero other interested parties so that I can really drive a hard bargain).
Thanks in advance.

I know who you are talking about. Took a trip out and bought an arcade game off them. A few friends and I have talked about going back to buy bumper cars, but just never get around to it.

Funny thing is he does have a few pins, but the prices were high retail for unshopped games.

#15747 8 months ago

I hate that strawberry so much.

#15748 8 months ago
Quoted from jimmytransistor:

I'm getting pretty tired of pinball.
I'm looking for advice on where to find busted old carnival rides. Bonus points if the ads get refreshed once a day for a decade (I want to make sure there are truly zero other interested parties so that I can really drive a hard bargain).
Thanks in advance.

I haven't checked craigslist in years and I know exactly who you're talking about.

#15749 8 months ago

putting my sexy girl with original NOS populated playfield. Custom Candy apple red cabinet ($700 paint job). New CPR backglass. LED displays. All original bally boards.

For trade for Stern JP pro/premium, Stern IQ pro/premium, Cosmic gunfight, or JJP POTC

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As new - New out of box (first owner) “I have a very rare Ranco/bell games Sexy girl pinball machine. This has an original Populated NOS playfield installed from Ranco (maybe 60 games played on it). CPR repro mint ...”
2021-03-24
Burlington, WI
Trade

#15750 8 months ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

putting my sexy girl with original NOS populated playfield. Custom Candy apple red cabinet ($700 paint job). New CPR backglass. LED displays. All original bally boards.
For trade for Stern JP pro/premium, Stern IQ pro/premium, Cosmic gunfight, or JJP POTC
.

Machine - For Trade

FT- Sexy Girl (ranco) pinball, Trade for JP , IQ, JJP POTC

New!

As new - New out of box (first owner) “I have a very rare Ranco/bell games Sexy girl pinball machine. For TRADE. This has an original Populated NOS playfield installed from Ranco (maybe 60 games played on it). CPR re...”

4 hours ago

Burlington, WI

Trade

CaptainNeo

Pin-porn; wow!

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