(Topic ID: 100493)

What to do with old playfields?


By wayout440

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by phillymadison
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    #1 6 years ago

    Clever use of some unwanted pinball playfields spotted in front of PAPA this weekend. Anyone else recycle playfields into something useful?

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    #2 6 years ago

    ugh, that's awful

    At least sell or give them to someone who can repair them. That playfield didn't look too bad...at least before getting butchered

    #3 6 years ago

    ?WTF?

    I have a friend that bolts old playfield to the ceiling of his shed

    #4 6 years ago

    Anything crappy enough to be "upcycled" is going to look crappy as whatever you make it into. It's like that pinball desk from a month ago: http://i.imgur.com/m2eRDoN.jpg

    #5 6 years ago

    I try to touch up old fields so that they're good enough to replace someone's worse field.

    #6 6 years ago

    I have a High Speed playfield, that is beat.

    I may sand it down and have a "white wood" High Speed playfield, that I could actually put back into my game if I wanted to.

    #7 6 years ago

    Suspended ceiling tiles in my game room. Best part is if I need one, I can always swap it out. (Pics tomorrow)

    #8 6 years ago

    If it cant be used in a machine I would use a playfield to make a coffee table. currently building a wide body Genie coffee table for game room.

    #10 6 years ago

    Now that's freaking cool pmwolf. Would love to do something like that

    #11 6 years ago

    Thinking of turning into bar stool tops. Bit of clear acrylic to fill in the holes, or there would be some interesing bum dimples.

    #12 6 years ago

    That ceiling looks fantastic.
    Sort of a Sistine Chapel for the pinball faithful...

    #13 6 years ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    ugh, that's awful
    At least sell or give them to someone who can repair them. That playfield didn't look too bad...at least before getting butchered

    Hey bud, I didn't build it. What you see is about one square foot of playfield - so you really don't know how bad the old playfields were or if they were warped. We're discussing playfields that are deemed as not worth restoring, and usually that's because there are better examples that can be found that can be restored.

    You might not be happy with it, but at least the birds are.

    #14 6 years ago

    Just thinking, if you could touch them up put some clear coat on them a sheet of glass and legs could be a cool coffee table!

    #15 6 years ago
    Quoted from DefaultGen:

    Anything crappy enough to be "upcycled" is going to look crappy as whatever you make it into. It's like that pinball desk from a month ago: http://i.imgur.com/m2eRDoN.jpg

    That might be your opinion, but a lot of folks recycle everything - no matter how bad it is - into interesting items, artwork. Check out what you can do with 322 old refrigerators.

    http://gajitz.com/second-lives-for-electronics-5-obsolete-tech-sculptures/

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    #16 6 years ago

    Not as psycho as pmWolf.

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    #17 6 years ago
    Quoted from Patofnaud:

    Not as psycho as pmWolf.

    Me neither, but this is how I did mine. Sorry you have to see an unfinished wall/ceiling. Once the ceiling is drywalled they will be flush with it.

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    This is how they will look in the finished game room...

    #18 6 years ago

    That's freaking cool...

    #19 6 years ago

    That is sick!!!

    #20 6 years ago

    Christmas lights? Or Ardino?

    #21 6 years ago

    I'd just like a few old playfields to learn touching up, maybe even build a custom machine with...

    #22 6 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words guys, I really appreciate it.

    Quoted from Patofnaud:

    Christmas lights? Or Ardino?

    Neither actually. Better than Christmas lights, but not as fancy as Arduino. I'm just using the 16' 5050 RGB LEDs cut into 6 strips and using the standard flash patterns that are programmed into the module. I initially bought this to use white super bright LEDs as a constant-on backlight. I had given up on using fluorescent lighting as it was just too bulky and rope lighting was too hard to work with and didn't provide enough light. But when I fired this up for the initial test it came up in a full color flashing pattern and I was just blown away.

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    #23 6 years ago

    Dothedoo, that looks awesome !!!

    I wish my old playfields looked good enough to do this. The High Speed and Eight Ball Deluxe that I have a pretty beat.

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    #24 6 years ago

    This is still a top contender... Freaking gorgeous, GoneFishinLvMsg.

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    #25 6 years ago

    Very cool bar top. Are the inserts lit?

    #26 6 years ago

    Led's driven with velleman 10 channel light chaser ...

    #27 6 years ago
    Quoted from TrainH2o:

    Very cool bar top. Are the inserts lit?

    Yup, and a keg inside - see the thread link:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/my-first-attempt-at-clearcoating-a-playfield/page/2

    #28 6 years ago

    Nice !!! I just happen to be a home brewer who kegs, just no room to set up a permanent bar. Hopefully I will in our next house.

    Great work !!!

    #29 6 years ago

    I normally hang mine in my game room as wall art, but my wife wanted to put some in the front room of our house to replace a picture we recently gave away. My wife loves pinball too!

    Rob Bell
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    #30 6 years ago

    How are you able to play that Batman Forever lol

    #31 6 years ago
    Quoted from phillymadison:

    How are you able to play that Batman Forever lol

    It looks crowded, but there is plenty of room!

    Rob Bell
    Robsgameroom.com

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    #32 6 years ago

    Ahhh your're right.
    Was an odd angle

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