I'm currently restoring my Williams Diner. I thought I'd start a work log to keep track of my progress. I have the entire machine striped and I have begun working on the play field. This was my first purchase and I definitely got a little hosed on the deal considering the condition, but live and learn I suppose. The entire play field is planking as is the cabinet. I have already filled in the deep marks and gouges on the play field. I'm waiting for my airbrush paint I ordered to come in so I can begin the big touch ups. I plan on clear coating the entire field as well.
Some of you might have seen my post asking for inserts. I have decided to just salvage what I have as the inserts for this table seem to be non existent. Hopefully it holds me over until CPR releases their repro field. I'm definitely open to any and all suggestion as I go along. I'm not new to DIY projects and the like, but I am fairly new to pinball. Here we Go !
Here is the field as it stands. The inserts have been removed, cleaned, and old art work sanded off.
Here was one rough area that was worn down to bare wood. Filled the track and sanded level. I'm going to repaint this entire orange area.
Here is a close up of the crazing. Hoping the clear coat will seal this and prevent it from getting worse. All white areas will be airbrushed as well.
Typical raised customer and DINER light inserts. Need to be removed and replaced. I'm going to cut new polycarbonate replacements since these parts don't exist anymore.