(Topic ID: 79161)

What colour is the neon in your CV?


By Pinballer73

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

What colour is the neon in your CV?
Have you replaced yours with a better colour than the factory standard?
Please post a pic of the neon in your machine.

#3 5 years ago

Purple, and it's original. I like the multicolor tubes some people have used, but I doubt I'll change unless my tube gives up the ghost.

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#4 5 years ago

It's the tri-colour one listed by the seller on ebay AU.

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#5 5 years ago

Green

#6 5 years ago

Orange!

#7 5 years ago

Wow - the tri-color looks good!

#8 5 years ago

Green

#9 5 years ago

Blue.

#10 5 years ago

purple.

#11 5 years ago

Mine came with red but I changed it to blue...to me, blue looks like the electricity artwork all over the game. I do like how the red tube is invisible when unlit.

I think purple looks really good...if I changed again, I'd go that route. I don't like the multi-colored ones...looks like a pack of Lifesavers.

#13 5 years ago

Blue.

#14 5 years ago

I need to buy a new one, it burned out. I think I'll go purple. I agree with Rarehero, the multi-colored ones look funny

#15 5 years ago

mine had a custom 5 color Neon in it. I no longer own it tho ;(

#16 5 years ago

My first was blue, second one purple

#17 5 years ago

Where is the best place to get a replacement neon bulb. Looking at all these pictures has got me into fixing mine now.......
Someone in another thread said Bay Area Amusements no longer ships because of too many broken shipments. Pinballlife doesn't carry them......? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Chris

#19 5 years ago

Red....original

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#20 5 years ago

Original was green, but I had a purple one made. It was surprisingly reasonable to bring my original to a neon shop and have them make one custom. I was able to pick the shade of purple too.

#21 5 years ago

Red for me. I like it, came that way.

How many of you have had to change the transformer ? I have...

#22 5 years ago

Green, i want orange

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

Red for me. I like it, came that way.
How many of you have had to change the transformer ? I have...

Haven't had to.....yet

#24 5 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

Red for me. I like it, came that way.
How many of you have had to change the transformer ? I have...

Yup. When I replaced it, I wired it backwards. No worries if you do that, it doesn't blow up! Just switch the wires and it's all good.

#25 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Yup. When I replaced it, I wired it backwards. No worries if you do that, it doesn't blow up! Just switch the wires and it's all good.

Yikes, thank god. what is it, 15000v? I know it's stepped up for a very small amperage, but man, I would have been really worried about hooking that up backwards!

#26 5 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

Yikes, thank god. what is it, 15000v? I know it's stepped up for a very small amperage, but man, I would have been really worried about hooking that up backwards!

Sometimes I'm stupid when I do repairs...but thankfully my stupidity hasn't blown anything up.

#27 5 years ago

Mine is purple!

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Sometimes I'm stupid when I do repairs...but thankfully my stupidity hasn't blown anything up.

I have had some solenoid shocks, but due to issues out of my control. I've done a few dumb things too, but can't think of anything big I've screwed up...

....well there was the time a TAF went down my stairs like a freight train, flipped, smashed to shit, and almost killed someone, but that wasn't a repair, so I guess that doesn't count right?

#29 5 years ago

Mine is Green. Thought about doing the multi-color one, but green works fine and the tube is all good. CV is such a great game!

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

I have had some solenoid shocks, but due to issues out of my control. I've done a few dumb things too, but can't think of anything big I've screwed up...
....well there was the time a TAF went down my stairs like a freight train, flipped, smashed to shit, and almost killed someone, but that wasn't a repair, so I guess that doesn't count right?

Freaking hilarious! Please tell me you have the video posted on YouTube.

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I don't like the multi-colored ones...looks like a pack of Lifesavers.

I happen to like my multi-color neon and Lifesavers.....coincidence???

#32 5 years ago

here's a pic of what mine looked like.

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#33 5 years ago
Quoted from xfassa:

Freaking hilarious! Please tell me you have the video posted on YouTube.

Sadly, I don't record all removals from my recroom. Something to talk about now, but in the days after, I was quite uneasy about the fact that my system could have failed with a fridge cart, despite having a crack strap across the middle.

I now use the strap attached to the cart, another crank strap on the bottom, and another on the top. If it had to happen, I'm almost glad it did as it did, with no one getting hurt.

3 weeks later
#34 5 years ago

Any tips for getting the rivets out without destroying that ramp?
Mine is green, but I picked up a Red one that I'd like to install one day.

Marc

#35 5 years ago

Use a small drill on the concave side of the rivet. You don't want it to be so large that it spins the whole rivet.

#36 5 years ago

original purple. i like the blue too. not a fan of the multicolored ones.

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from pintechev:

Any tips for getting the rivets out without destroying that ramp?
Mine is green, but I picked up a Red one that I'd like to install one day.
Marc

I had posted info. I had on RGP here>>> https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!searchin/rec.games.pinball/How$20to$20install$20neon$20bulb$20in$20cirqus$20voltaire/rec.games.pinball/DJiE41JeO5w

Maybe of some help? Hopefully link works. If not search on RGP for info .on bulb replacement. My 'name' comes up as 'me' of the late.

Russ
www.Team-EM.com

#38 5 years ago

Of course link didn't work....sorry. Computers....arrrrghhhh! : )

#39 5 years ago

Don't drill out the rivet for more than a couple of seconds at a time and pause in between attempts to give the rivet time to cool down.

Otherwise it will melt right through the plastic.

#40 5 years ago

Blue in mine.

#41 5 years ago

Purple in mine all original.

Joe(acejedi)

#42 5 years ago

Originally it was orange, but I installed a purple one that a customer gave me.

#43 5 years ago

Originally orange...changed to purple.

#44 5 years ago

Thanks all for the responses! Those rivets will come out of there soon enough! I will probably stick with green for now and just replace the transformer while I am in there.

Marc

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