(Topic ID: 33446)

Vid's Guide to Ultimate Playfield Restoration

By vid1900

10 years ago

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Post #7 Playfield damage assessment. Posted by vid1900 (10 years ago)

Post #8 Insert damage assessment. Posted by vid1900 (10 years ago)

Post #34 How to sand your new inserts flat. Posted by vid1900 (10 years ago)

Post #35 Cleaning old glue out of the insert holes. Posted by vid1900 (10 years ago)

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#8157 5 months ago

This is the part on my Fireball that I would like to repair. It's a Fireball with almost 90K plays. There are other part of the playfield that show wear, but visibly they are more "out of the way".

This one though, bothers me

I would love to find a way to fix it. Right now I have a playfield protector on the game, but I'm not really fond of it on this machine.

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#8162 5 months ago

That's what I'm leaning towards. Seems like it would be a lot easier, what with a 50 year old playfield that has been used a lot. There are some other spots that I'm going to try to do touch up with an airbrush (thanks for the Harbor Freight tip, that model is on clearance, going for $21). Those are relatively easy to access and mainly one color. This machine is probably cleaner now than it has been in decades, and still a lot to do. It's playing nicely and we just want to enjoy it and make it look as good as we possibly can.

I've been taking ZEP to the playfield, it's getting that black "soot" crap up quite nicely. And it smells nice, too.

#8164 5 months ago

Ok. Thanks for the tip.

#8166 5 months ago

Much better. I am assuming you airbrushed it?

I would settle for a decal for the Odin hole, but I am going to attempt airbrushing these two areas.

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#8167 5 months ago

Not bad. I assume you airbrushed.

I would really like to use a decal for the Odin lane, but do plan on airbrushing these two areas.

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#8178 5 months ago

I'm having a hard time matching the red on Fireball's playfield demon. Very thankful for the paint recommended by Vid. It's not costly to test and wipes away easy, so thanks for that Vid.

Any hints, if anybody has one, would be nice.

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