I just picked up a project Argentine. I thought I'd start up a thread to keep questions and progress info in one place.
Here's an overall view:
Small areas of playfield wear and some loss of ink on the backglass, but not a complete loss by any means.
Here you can see some of the corrosion on the wire forms and what looks like heat warping on the bumper skirts. Almost all of them are that way, so I'm thinking this sat in the sun at some point, though the colors really aren't all that faded. It's a bit odd.
I did a little test cleaning with Novus 2 - looks like the playfield will clean up nicely:
I'm going to try using the Shapeways part for these diamond posts:
Most of mine have been replaced with improper round posts, like the one above the green bumper here. On a side note, anyone know of a source for half-round rubber as used on the outside of the playfield area?
Now the first of the tech questions. The game is stone dead. Tomorrow I'm going to check the line cord and make sure I have AC at the transformer. Does anyone happen to know what a Genco transformer from 1940 would put out for voltages? I also know they used a rectifier, so if AC looks good I may look at swapping that out.