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Super Chexx bubble hockey unofficial thread

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    #2701 3 months ago

    Where do you get those player leg protectors? I've seen them on location games as well.

    #2702 3 months ago

    I have my players custom painted in Miracle on Ice style. Think they turned out okay

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    #2703 3 months ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Where do you get those player leg protectors? I've seen them on location games as well.

    It's shrink tubing, here's a link, select the 5/8" option. amazon.com link »

    #2704 3 months ago

    If anyone is interested, I also remade the original logo, die cut like original, no background. The decal Ice has now, the blue doesn't quite match (pictured). $25 each, $45 for 2.

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    #2705 3 months ago
    Quoted from Portyman:

    I just got my new super Chex pro yesterday and have playing with it. My boo button seems to playing everything but boos. Is there a setting I need to change? The older ones I played seemed to actually boo.

    Quoted from ralphs007:

    Don't even use my boo button,whoever came up with the new version of the boo button, should be fired!

    Quoted from YZRider926:

    Yeah occasionally I’ll hear boos but it’s usually random quotes from the announcer or even a cheer once in awhile.

    Hi you pro owners, just a quick plug for pro-specific questions in our pro owners thread here:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/superchexx-pro-owners-club/page/14#post-6343241

    Just recently had a big breakthrough from one dedicated pinsider that I believe will lead to the restoration of the one true boo from the button…

    #2706 89 days ago
    Quoted from Dr_Chexx:

    Thanks! I have a good friend that can design, print, & paint my guys. I can envision what I want, he makes it happen. The usa flag on the other side along the red handles & collars really pops too. Here is a before / after on my guys in that table, he is really good. If anyone is interested, pm for his contact info. Thanks
    [quoted image]

    Is that clearcoated or heat shrink/vinyl wrap?

    Edit- sorry, missed that you had answered this earlier.

    #2707 89 days ago
    Quoted from paynemic:

    Hi you pro owners, just a quick plug for pro-specific questions in our pro owners thread here:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/superchexx-pro-owners-club/page/14#post-6343241
    Just recently had a big breakthrough from one dedicated pinsider that I believe will lead to the restoration of the one true boo from the button…

    If anyone has the WAV file of the original Boo, I would love to get it to see if it could be replaced for the the files that play when the boo button is pressed.

    #2708 89 days ago

    Just played a couple games with my neighbor. Such a fun game.

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    #2709 35 days ago

    Hi. I am trying to replace a gearbox and can't get to it because all three short rod collars have stripped screws and can't be removed. I've tried "Ez-off" bits and sawing along the seam of the collar (to try to break the screws) but can't get them off. Trying to save the rod because the grips are the old red ones and not easy to replace. Any suggestions for how I might be able to get the screws out without damaging the rod? I'm ok buying new collars if I need to. Appreciate any advice you have. This is a new "toy" for me so I don't have alot of experience repairing it (yet)

    #2710 35 days ago
    Quoted from JeffS:

    Hi. I am trying to replace a gearbox and can't get to it because all three short rod collars have stripped screws and can't be removed. I've tried "Ez-off" bits and sawing along the seam of the collar (to try to break the screws) but can't get them off. Trying to save the rod because the grips are the old red ones and not easy to replace. Any suggestions for how I might be able to get the screws out without damaging the rod? I'm ok buying new collars if I need to. Appreciate any advice you have. This is a new "toy" for me so I don't have alot of experience repairing it (yet)

    I have the same issue. Those older socket head bolts are pretty soft and round off easily. The newer square drive bolts seem to be a much harder material, and Robertson drive bolts won’t strip as easily as Allen head. I’ve tried soaking, easy-outs, heat etc. with little luck. It’s not a bad idea to replace all of the old bolts with new, even if they seem fine now.
    The plan is to cut the bolts through the slot in the collar, then pry open the collar slightly, enough to get it loose and off, then replace with a new collar. This worked in the past, but now I have a few more to replace. Your last resort might be to just cut the collars off and replace with new.
    Good luck!

    #2711 34 days ago
    Quoted from mIkea:

    I have the same issue. Those older socket head bolts are pretty soft and round off easily. The newer square drive bolts seem to be a much harder material, and Robertson drive bolts won’t strip as easily as Allen head. I’ve tried soaking, easy-outs, heat etc. with little luck. It’s not a bad idea to replace all of the old bolts with new, even if they seem fine now.
    The plan is to cut the bolts through the slot in the collar, then pry open the collar slightly, enough to get it loose and off, then replace with a new collar. This worked in the past, but now I have a few more to replace. Your last resort might be to just cut the collars off and replace with new.
    Good luck!

    A basic concept that has worked for me on any stripped bolt is to make a groove that will accept a mini flat head screw driver in the head of the stripped torx bolt.

    #2712 33 days ago

    Cool story:

    Was installing a new goalie and when I was reinstalling the screw it broke off in the receptacle. FAIL. Guess that goalie is in there for awhile..

    Question: I have a super chexx pro bought just this year and I cannot get the players out. It almost looks like the clear washers they (the factory, I bought it new) used had a round hole and they just forced the square metal player post through it... now when I'm trying to pull them out I can't get the square player post to get back through the washer... anyone else experience this? I'm kind of at a loss for how to get the players out..

    #2713 32 days ago
    Quoted from Snappy:

    Cool story:
    Was installing a new goalie and when I was reinstalling the screw it broke off in the receptacle. FAIL. Guess that goalie is in there for awhile..
    Question: I have a super chexx pro bought just this year and I cannot get the players out. It almost looks like the clear washers they (the factory, I bought it new) used had a round hole and they just forced the square metal player post through it... now when I'm trying to pull them out I can't get the square player post to get back through the washer... anyone else experience this? I'm kind of at a loss for how to get the players out..

    Pinsider latenite04 used to offer up a player removal tool for sale. I am not sure if they are still available or not.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-super-chexx-bubble-hockey/page/46#post-5539056

    Gord

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    #2714 12 days ago

    Just picked up an original chexx. It's missing a lot of stuff but I'm still just so excited. Wanted one since I was 13. So my plan is to read through this whole thing but there are 55 pages so might take some time. Was wondering if anyone on here had a pdf copy of the manual for chexx Not super chexx which can be found everywhere. Sorry if it's already posted somewhere in here. Thanks.

    #2715 12 days ago

    Snappy - the washers are designed that way. The first couple times removing & installing players will be tuff. Place one hand on ice around player, then other hand wrap 2 fingers around bottom of player & pull straight up with force. Some owners don't use the washers, try without them, if players don't fly off (usually kids playing rough cause this) just leave off.

    #2716 12 days ago

    Sirgubster- you have the 83 model, nice! Paper manual on ebay sometimes, pdf online. I just picked up another 83 recently & shooting some vids cleaning it up. Hit me up if you need help, I can fix the scoreboard & pcb most times.

    #2717 12 days ago

    If anyone needs 83 scoreboard period lights with new bulbs pm me !! I hope to do a trade-in program, where you send me your burned out ones & I send good ones back. I have like 8 scoreboards worth of the period lights, so they are ready to go! If trading in, $15 each. If no trade in, $40 each.

    As you may have found out, these are not simple plug in bulbs. I found the right bulbs to solder in. You cannot buy these from Ice.

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    #2718 11 days ago
    Quoted from Dr_Chexx:

    If anyone needs 83 scoreboard period lights with new bulbs pm me !! I hope to do a trade-in program, where you send me your burned out ones & I send good ones back. I have like 8 scoreboards worth of the period lights, so they are ready to go! If trading in, $15 each. If no trade in, $40 each.
    As you may have found out, these are not simple plug in bulbs. I found the right bulbs to solder in. You cannot buy these from Ice.
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    I have no clue what I am going to need but I assume I Will il need these, but that is a long way off sadly... OK saw one on ebay, but couldn't tell what I was buying. Also saw some random site selling a pdf download version but didn't trust the site. Any pdf version on here or should i wait until I find something on ebay? And ya 83 version so crazy so much fun to look forward to.

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    #2719 4 days ago

    Alright just picked up a project Bubble Hockey and the scoreboard and light seem to be out on it. Is there a fuse or something that would cause this in the game? Game has sound and plays just no scoreboard or light. This game is early 2000's Thanks for the help!

    #2720 3 days ago
    Quoted from taylor34:

    Looking to buy a Super Chexx bubble hockey in the KC area. Had one a couple years ago when the kids were little, now they're older and I want to get one back. Message me if you've got one to sell. Thanks
    EDIT: Found one, turned into unofficial thread as requested
    Pictures of my original CHEXX upgraded to NHL plus LED lighting upgrade details here:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2016/11/07/bubble-hockey-lighting-upgrade/
    I've put up a general bubble hockey guide here:
    http://gameroominfo.com/bubble-hockey-guide/
    Cleaning your bubble hockey:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2016/12/06/clean-chexx-bubble-hockey/
    Common Chexx parts here:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2016/11/30/common-chexx-bubble-hockey-parts/
    Replacing your players here:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2016/11/29/replace-chexx-bubble-hockey-players/
    Removing the ice here:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2017/10/10/removing-ice-chexx-bubble-hockey/
    Replacing a gearbox here:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2017/10/10/replacing-gearbox-chexx-bubble-hockey/
    New Super Chexx Pro:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2017/10/26/super-chexx-pro-bubble-hockey-released/
    How to add names/numbers to your players:
    http://gameroominfo.com/2017/10/17/putting-numbers-names-chexx-bubble-hockey-players/
    Hopefully these help someone out.
    Now selling chexx cup holders as well. Email me at [email protected] if you’re interested in a red, blue, or black pair. See the picture for the colors.
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    quoting the very first post!!!! I am doing the exact same thing as you good sir. Have an original Chexx and basically want mine to look sweet like yours without spending a bunch... because I feel like if I wanted to spend a bunch I oculd have just got a newer one right... anywho I saw you painted your original base from dark blue to black, but the base is made out of like a weird hairy plastic, how did you get yours to look so gosh dang clean... did you just spray paint it?

    #2721 3 days ago
    Quoted from pacman11:

    Alright just picked up a project Bubble Hockey and the scoreboard and light seem to be out on it. Is there a fuse or something that would cause this in the game? Game has sound and plays just no scoreboard or light. This game is early 2000's Thanks for the help!

    Mine is about that age and when I got it the light was out. It’s a CFL, so not shocked. There is actually an LED that will fit, but I can’t for the life of me remember the part number and mine is on location.

    I bought a Super Chexx at auction and fixed it up and put it on location when I have 10 pins. It just passes 100% ROI today. Took 12 months. Very happy with that and being at a roller hockey rink probably helped.

    #2722 2 days ago
    Quoted from desertT1:

    I’m not sure a printed player, specifically the stick would stand up to being played with compared to the molded players.

    I ag

    Quoted from Sirgubster9:

    quoting the very first post!!!! I am doing the exact same thing as you good sir. Have an original Chexx and basically want mine to look sweet like yours without spending a bunch... because I feel like if I wanted to spend a bunch I oculd have just got a newer one right... anywho I saw you painted your original base from dark blue to black, but the base is made out of like a weird hairy plastic, how did you get yours to look so gosh dang clean... did you just spray paint it?

    I did just spray paint it. I think I originally tried gloss black and it looked terrible in the spot I tried, then I switched to flat or satin black I think and then it worked much better. Don't ask me why that is, but it's what worked for me. I also spray painted the top white which didn't hold up as well longer term unfortunately...still looks good, just some chipping by the goalie handle.

    If you're looking to save money over a new one, honestly it all depends on what you bought the used one for. I think I spent almost $1k bringing mine back to life, which in hindsight probably wasn't the best idea. I mean I saved $1k over buying a new NHL version of the older scoreboard, but also the value overall would have been higher with the newer model. If they'd ever offer their scoreboard kit for the older original chexx models, then I'd jump on that instantly.

    #2723 2 days ago
    Quoted from desertT1:

    Mine is about that age and when I got it the light was out. It’s a CFL, so not shocked. There is actually an LED that will fit, but I can’t for the life of me remember the part number and mine is on location.
    I bought a Super Chexx at auction and fixed it up and put it on location when I have 10 pins. It just passes 100% ROI today. Took 12 months. Very happy with that and being at a roller hockey rink probably helped.

    Yeah my scoreboard and light are both out on it.. I found a guy on Ebay who has another circuitboard that works for $100 so I going to try that route first before I start looking for a new scoreboard.

    #2724 1 day ago
    Quoted from taylor34:

    I ag

    I did just spray paint it. I think I originally tried gloss black and it looked terrible in the spot I tried, then I switched to flat or satin black I think and then it worked much better. Don't ask me why that is, but it's what worked for me. I also spray painted the top white which didn't hold up as well longer term unfortunately...still looks good, just some chipping by the goalie handle.
    If you're looking to save money over a new one, honestly it all depends on what you bought the used one for. I think I spent almost $1k bringing mine back to life, which in hindsight probably wasn't the best idea. I mean I saved $1k over buying a new NHL version of the older scoreboard, but also the value overall would have been higher with the newer model. If they'd ever offer their scoreboard kit for the older original chexx models, then I'd jump on that instantly.

    Thanks for getting back to me, ya I was leaning towards satin as well. When you have more shine it shows more flaws which mine will definitely have. I may even try flat, but I like the idea of satin. Ya My fear is once I have done all the stuff I need to do itll cost me more than if I would have bought a much better used one. The new ones are just so darn expensive.... and I kind of like the idea of playing on the one I used to play on as a kid you know. Just the people alone Im already in 300 bucks ha ha. Not looking to resell so im ok with my value not being there just want a super fun one that plays well...so I guess only time will tell. Thanks again. oh and thanks for all your videos and info... Ive read em all and watched em all. Do you have any videos or info on the scoreboard slash wiring going to the scoreboard? like that wrap thats sticks to the bubble that shoots up from under the ice to the score board?

    Im basically having to put mine together from scratch... so ya. itll be fun and your videos are great.

    #2725 23 hours ago

    Alright got my new circuitboard in the mail and now my scoreboard is working. But I have a weird issue during gameplay the boo button is registering goals when you push it..

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