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Wild Schütz - conversion of a Strikes and Spares documented


By WeirPinball

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Decided to try a documentation of this conversion since I don't think there are many Wild Schütz games out there. Customer has brought in a Strikes and Spares donor game and a conversion kit including new cab art (metal overlays), plastics, backglass and a playfield. I will do my best to document the progress - which will be quite a journey.

Scott

#2 1 year ago

First step was to strip the cabinet and mock up the replacement artwork to determine what areas need to be painted.

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#3 1 year ago

Mock-up of artwork installation, note where the new artwork doesn't cover the wood - this will be prepped for paint. Bottom of cab has been repaired poorly, so that will be removed and replaced.

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#4 1 year ago

Cabinet will now be prepped for paint. Artwork is sanded off first. I use a festool sander with dust collection - 60 and 120 grit.

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#5 1 year ago

Cabinet back was loose, so it is glued and re-fastened.

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#6 1 year ago

Major filling is done with epoxy wood filler.

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#7 1 year ago

After the epoxy cures it is rough sanded, then a skim coat of wood filler is appied to the entire surface.

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#8 1 year ago

Ive done a few Geiger conversions, they are fun builds

#9 1 year ago

After the skim coat is dry (at least overnight) I block sand with 220 to get a general flat surface.

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#10 1 year ago

After the initial block sanding - there will be low areas that need to be refilled - this will be repeated until it is as flat as I can get it.

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#11 1 year ago

Meanwhile - I stripped the insert panel down to spray paint with Krylon painter's touch 2x white primer.

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#12 1 year ago

Man... now you got me thinking of fixing my strike and spares cabinet. Going to be following. Thanks for sharing.

#13 1 year ago

Another coat of filler applied to low spots for leveling.

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#14 1 year ago

Bottom will need a piece of plywood

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#15 1 year ago

Vent holes need the excess filler removed - I'm using an small knife to clean them out.

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#16 1 year ago

First light coat of primer applied - painter's touch 2x primer after tack clothing the wood to remove any dust.

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#17 1 year ago

The primer helps show areas that need more fill and sanding.

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#18 1 year ago

Very thin layer of wood filler applied to areas - note, one area of lamination started to lift, so I will have to fill this with the epoxy to repair - always better to remove it and fill unless it can be glued down.

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#19 1 year ago

Sanded and primed again

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#20 1 year ago

Prepping plywood panel to fix bottom board.

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2 weeks later
#21 12 months ago

Bottom board repaired with plywood glued and stapled. Coin door is getting re-skinned and cleaned.

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#22 12 months ago

Insert painted and fixed a burnt connector that was hacked.

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3 weeks later
#23 11 months ago

Cabinet back from paint - paint color is "arcade white". Apron and shooter gauge will be customized so they were painted the same color. Cabinet will start to be assembled next.

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#24 11 months ago

Head artwork loosely installed - still has protective plastic on it.

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#25 11 months ago

Are the metal overlays held on with screws?
What an odd way to change the art.
Looks good so far.

#26 11 months ago
Quoted from RCA1:

Are the metal overlays held on with screws?
What an odd way to change the art.
Looks good so far.

I'm using twist nails - same way siderails are attached on this era game.

#27 11 months ago

Main cabinet artwork being laid out for installation.

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#28 11 months ago

Can you give a bit of backgroud- what is this conversion kit all about? Theme? Old? New?

I dont even know what the title refers too... but I never was a cool kid so maybe its just me.

#29 11 months ago
Quoted from rufessor:

Can you give a bit of backgroud- what is this conversion kit all about? Theme? Old? New?
I dont even know what the title refers too... but I never was a cool kid so maybe its just me.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4017

#30 10 months ago

Cabinet set up and going back together.

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#31 10 months ago

Donor playfield stripped and mechs out for rebuild.

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