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RaMpAgE
21st July 2009, 12:50 PM
Here is the playfield before the stripdown.

Mylar, Black paint around the bumpers, shitload of glue (yellow pain in the arse stuff):realmad:

Its been touched up before as its coming away easily as acrylic paint does with the ethanol.

During the rub down with mylar removed with a heatgun.

You can see the glue that I have to deal with around the roll over areas, after the black paint removed around the bumpers the wood is revealed.:o

White smears are the remains of the rubbing alcohol for some that aren't aware.

stuba
21st July 2009, 02:24 PM
cool game. will follow with interest :)

rod71
21st July 2009, 02:34 PM
Well worth the effort. Top game indeed :)

RaMpAgE
27th July 2009, 01:44 PM
After the magic eraser cleanup some Novus 3,2,1

Then some close ups of the touchups needed. (f&*#ken heaps)

Arcade King
27th July 2009, 03:30 PM
shit make your making me feel a whole lot better about mine now :D look forward to seeing the end results.

RaMpAgE
6th August 2009, 03:16 PM
All the low wear spots have been filled with Septone auto car filler (repair putty)

Sanded back with 800/1200 grit wet/dry

Ready for some touchups now.

Fish Tales
6th August 2009, 06:06 PM
Gottlieb's pop bumper skirt mylar thingies did a great job of holding dirt, and working like sandpaper. Hope she comes-up great!
:cool:

RaMpAgE
14th August 2009, 03:49 PM
Pop bumper area touched up and also here and there, first time I have mixed up tones of blue and its harder than other colours I've done. But anyway not looking too bad.

Had to redo spacemans hand too, it'll do heh.

Arcade King
15th August 2009, 06:55 AM
looking good mate

Skybeaux
15th August 2009, 09:33 AM
Looks pretty good to me too:cool:
Would be hard to match the Blues ,it looks like they've used quite a few different shades of it.

RaMpAgE
18th August 2009, 03:40 PM
Ok here are some before and after pics.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3441/3832127451_76745e1f57.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3470/3832078673_2d8e0b7f40.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3832921468_af71fe68cf.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/3832872550_ed6df92ef8.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3832921754_192c85d8cd.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/3832871912_07daa539d8.jpg

Don't have before shots of these two.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2599/3832873904_3a85fe825d.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/3832077251_1b17baefea.jpg

Do you think I should cover with mylar or just a few coats of wax, what are your suggestions??

Wax?
Mylar?

stuba
18th August 2009, 04:01 PM
top work, I couldn't spot the touch ups until I looked back to see what was damaged in the first place. how long has it taken so far ? and what type of paints did you use? if you have used 'hard' paints like automotives or hobby enamels then wax will be enough, acrylics then I reckon clear or mylar...

RaMpAgE
18th August 2009, 04:04 PM
The power supply has been updated with recommended changes/fixes as per the pinrepairs site.

R10 with 680ohm resistor
R3 with 12k
CR6 with 18v zener
CR7 with 8.3v zener
POT1 with new 500ohm trim pot
IC1 socketed and LM723CN

I replaced the red LED's with a yellow LED for the +5v and green LED for +12v just so someone knows it has been worked on.

Also new elec. caps. all round to just make sure all voltages/signals are smooth.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3478/3832165119_84873a2bd0_o.jpg

There is a rottendog PS in the backbox but I wanted to fix the original up.


top work, I couldn't spot the touch ups until I looked back to see what was damaged in the first place. how long has it taken so far ? and what type of paints did you use? if you have used 'hard' paints like automotives or hobby enamels then wax will be enough, acrylics then I reckon clear or mylar...

The paints are acrylic's so mylar it is then, don't want to clear with this one.

Its taken a few hours here and there.

RaMpAgE
18th August 2009, 07:24 PM
Here are some shots of the back glass and innards sorry for the blurry pcbs shot.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2487/3832229151_044764cdc8.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3832229363_eac1a1e80b_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3833022640_fbff435e92_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3833022832_41841f528a_o.jpg

Got some work to do on the score windows, apart from that the glass is not too shabby.

stuba
19th August 2009, 11:56 AM
glass looks great :)

RaMpAgE
24th August 2009, 11:12 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3850014825_995341f1da_o.jpg

Replaced caps, resistors and bridges with all new ones according to specs and checked all wiring on main power supply.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3850014629_49b22e6aae_o.jpg

Bumper driver boards under playfield updated to fix the design error from gottlieb.
Check to make sure it hasn't been done already, if not reccommended to do.

6 in total to do.

2 x 4.7uF caps
1 x 100uF cap
10k resistor
1uF tant cap
removed diode - replaced with jumper

One of the 4.7uF caps is accross pins 4 and 5 on solder side.

SPURR
24th August 2009, 02:21 PM
Thats a great paint job! I think you should mylar over the work you have done so this wont happen again.

RaMpAgE
2nd September 2009, 03:43 PM
Just a small update - needed a rest and still are.

Got the Novus 3 - 2 - 1 onto the plexi, although the pic doesn't show its full glory it was very scratched, but I'm happy with the outcome. Done by hand but might even see if I can get it like glass with power tool.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2570/3879899119_888605d623.jpg

Metalmark digital vinyl

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2421/3879923867_9379d16b52.jpg

Will be procrastinating the application of this onto the playfield.

Not looking forward to it at all:o

Arcade King
2nd September 2009, 03:54 PM
Since you've gone to all that trouble mate I'd be 2 pac clearing it.

Ando77
2nd September 2009, 04:36 PM
Top Job !

PF Looks great

Very nice work on the electronics as well :cool:

Yep
Can the Mylar
Go the 2pak :023:

looks real nice on my HH
+ plays better I recon

RaMpAgE
2nd September 2009, 04:48 PM
Since you've gone to all that trouble mate I'd be 2 pac clearing it.

I'll give it some serious thought as I will have to strip the underside of the playfield for 2 pac and I don't want to really.


Top Job !

PF Looks great

Very nice work on the electronics as well :cool:

Yep
Can the Mylar
Go the 2pak :023:

looks real nice on my HH
+ plays better I recon

might have to goto a poll?

Arcade King
2nd September 2009, 05:09 PM
I haven't stripped under the PF to Clear in a long time. All I do is take everything I can off the top and mask the rest. If your careful enough nothing underneath will get damaged.