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retropin
24th June 2008, 08:55 PM
This has already been posted on another forum in great detail, so i wont elaborate too much.
Here are some before and after pics of a disaster of a Stern Wild Fyre playfield. The paint was just falling off and to save it, large blocks of colour needed to be redone. The while process will be on my website flipperescue.com.
But here is the apron before;

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6042/wfapronbeforeez3.jpg


and after;

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7973/sternapronblue2hs7.jpg


Playfield was a mess as you can see

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/5044/sternpf8lx1.jpg

It gets totally rubbed back

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/9317/sternpfstripped2fd0.jpg


Blocks of colour then replaced

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/459/p1010003aa6.jpg


Same with this area - done in stages of each colour, Ive already stuck down the laminations and primed

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6683/sternpffinalstages5sr1.jpg



These bits are tricky - i try to avoid having to replace wording but sometimes you have no choice

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7784/sternpf3oo8.jpg

Here are both areas after restore

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6048/clearcoatingcr2.jpg

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6641/pfdetailfinishedsn0.jpg


Process is done right round the whole playfield and then its finally clear coated. The large section at the lower pf has been replaced as has the blue - most detail has been reworked and wording has been replaced - much by hand.

Heres the final product. 4 coats clear coat and then a sand back, then clear coat again give a mirror like finish. What was a write off is almost factory new again

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8619/finallyaf1.jpg

Few more pics here with furniture and without

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9112/replacingfurniture1fd8.jpg

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6675/finalpfyp2.jpg

This once looked like this!

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/4058/sternpfstripped1wg9.jpg

Creech
24th June 2008, 09:00 PM
Fricken awesome!

Arcade King
24th June 2008, 09:15 PM
amazing stuff, thanks for sharing

stuba
24th June 2008, 09:18 PM
UN-real. Your colour matching is bang on. That's fantastic work. What brand/type of paints do you use?

Foot
24th June 2008, 09:24 PM
Very nice!

What do you to mask the areas not being painted and for stencils?

retropin
24th June 2008, 09:27 PM
All done with Pantone soft enamels and airbrush - colour matching with Pantone colour chart - gives a good indication of the colour but may not be exact.

Clear coat is specifically designed to be compatible with these inks - yes ive seen it all turn to melted cheese before!

Masking is done with low tac vinyl. I cut by hand and make templates on the computer - these are then computer cut - this is how the apron is done etc,

see here..

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9871/sternapronartworkda6.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7269/sternapronartwork2gh8.jpg

shooter
24th June 2008, 10:44 PM
great work! just remember to update your profile with your location :)

Strangeways
24th June 2008, 10:54 PM
Great stuff, Gavin. I see you have made yourself "at home" already.. Can't wait to see the cabinet repaint !!

WOKA
24th June 2008, 10:57 PM
Wow..! I can only dream of such skill.

spacies
25th June 2008, 07:16 AM
Nice work.

Philip
25th June 2008, 08:06 AM
WOW!

you are an artist!....

great work!

will be keen to watch & learn!:)

Mickey Juice
25th June 2008, 11:55 AM
Nice work!