(Topic ID: 245665)

whirlwind playfield restoration


By jgadzia

8 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 19 posts
  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 8 months ago by High_End_Pins
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

Topic poll

“whirlwind playfield restoration”

  • Replace it, it will look better and probably sell easier 5 votes
    63%
  • Leave it alone or you will decrease the value of your machine 3 votes
    38%

(8 votes)

Topic Gallery

There have been 2 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

pasted_image2 (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png

#1 8 months ago

i have a whirlwind that is not in horrible condition,but it has the mylar and you can see underneath where the paint is getting the little lines. I am guessing if i try to pull the mylar up, the paint will come with it. Like i said it is not horrible and you really have to look to see where it is doing that. My question is that there are some replacement cpr playfields available for this. From a value standpoint, is the machine worth more with the original playfield or is it worth more with a new playfied. I know it will definitely look better with the new playfield and i am leaning towards going ahead and replacing it.

#2 8 months ago

OR restore the one you have, if you have the time, skills, learning curve.

*edit - why would you ever sell a WW anyway?!?

#3 8 months ago

Well it will be worth more...but I don't know if that's the point. Once you do that are you going to put the crappy ramps & star posts back in? Naw you gotta buy all new ones since you're at it...and plastics might as well...etc etc. It'll get out of hand quick.

#4 8 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Well it will be worth more...but I don't know if that's the point. Once you do that are you going to put the crappy ramps & star posts back in? Naw you gotta buy all new ones since you're at it...and plastics might as well...etc etc. It'll get out of hand quick.

i have actually replaced a fair amount of the plastics. so they actually dont look too bad, i will upload some pics when i get home.

#5 8 months ago
Quoted from northerndude:

OR restore the one you have, if you have the time, skills, learning curve.
*edit - why would you ever sell a WW anyway?!?

i just finished restoring my data east star wars, but it didnt have any paint peel when i removed the mylar then i cleared it with an awesome result, i am just concerned if the paint comes off then restore is going to be a big deal, and would probably look better just to replace

#6 8 months ago

I’d leave it. I have a Whirlwind with the Mylar on it and it plays great and looks good. Unless you are just itching to do a full restore I wouldn’t spend the $$$ to do a playfield swap on a machine that doesn’t sound like it really needs it.

#7 8 months ago

Play the hell out of it. Not every game needs to be restored from top to bottom to enjoy it

#8 8 months ago

I hate to come off like a salesman but I read this post and thought it might be helpful or a perfect fit for you so here it goes.
I have got a nice original Diamond Plated Whirlwind playfield for sale.
It is used and in good condition.

#9 8 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I hate to come off like a salesman but I read this post and thought it might be helpful or a perfect fit for you so here it goes.
I have got a nice original Diamond Plated Whirlwind playfield for sale.
It is used and in good condition.

its fine to come off as a salesman if you are selling something. is this a restore? how much do you want for it?

#10 8 months ago
Quoted from jgadzia:

its fine to come off as a salesman if you are selling something. is this a restore? how much do you want for it?

It is an original not restored. $450 because it is a true Diamond Plated version and in really nice shape.
Would allow you to maintain a level of originality and upgrade your game at the same time.
I will try to find the pictures of it.

#12 8 months ago

An OG Diamondplate. Nice! How many of those were made? Asking for a friend

#13 8 months ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

An OG Diamondplate. Nice! How many of those were made? Asking for a friend

I think it is 200 or less.
If you have any ambitions of clearing a System 11 playfield with auto clear then a Diamond plate version is just about a must.
Believe me I have lots of experience with them. Even the NOS non Diamond plated version is less desirable.

#14 8 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I think it is 200 or less.
If you have any ambitions of clearing a System 11 playfield with auto clear then a Diamond plate version is just about a must.
Believe me I have lots of experience with them. Even the NOS non Diamond plated version is less desirable.

what does nos mean?

#15 8 months ago
Quoted from jgadzia:

what does nos mean?

"New Old Stock" Never used but form back in the day

#16 8 months ago

Diamond Plate Whirlwind playfield is spoken for.

#17 8 months ago

well that went quick. thats what i get for not checking back quick enough. looking closely at my playfield i am starting to think that the mylar is just bubbling up. HEP you said you had lots of experience clearing a non diamond plate playfield. Is it just not worth doing because of the work. does the paint come off easily?
pasted_image (resized).pngpasted_image2 (resized).png

#19 8 months ago
Quoted from jgadzia:

well that went quick. thats what i get for not checking back quick enough. looking closely at my playfield i am starting to think that the mylar is just bubbling up. HEP you said you had lots of experience clearing a non diamond plate playfield. Is it just not worth doing because of the work. does the paint come off easily?
[quoted image][quoted image]

What normally happens when you clear them is that the inserts look fine at first but as the clear cures over days it will likely develop little white spots. These are cosmetic not actual bubbles and it will require the inserts to be stripped and redone via insert decals,painting or printing.
I think I cover it best in this SOF restore
http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/album204

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 30.00
Playfield - Decals
Metal-Mods
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 279.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball LEDs
$ 16.50
Lighting - Led
Lermods
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
From: $ 19.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
North Salem, NY
$ 12.00
Electronics
Yorktown Arcade Supply
From: $ 129.10
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside