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    Hi Guys

    I have started restoring my 1972 Gottlieb Grand Slam a couple of days ago.

    I have stripped it down,bogged up a few patches in the cabinet, sanded and got the main paint color on so far.

    pictures here if anyone is interested
    http://wiseman63.googlepages.com/grandslam

    cheers Ian
    Last edited by 63wizz; 30th October 2008, 08:18 PM.



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    two questions Ian

    1) your cabinet has white stencilling however the flyer shows red - are you going to go with red or white stencilling

    2) what do you use for your stencil material - I am about to restencil my Royal Guard
    Ric
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    the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
    Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
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    • #3
      Great Start Ian - Awesome pictures...

      I'm also thinking about going to water based paint for my next cab repaint. Quick question - What size compressor are you using ?

      Keep the updates coming !
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ric View Post
        two questions Ian

        1) your cabinet has white stencilling however the flyer shows red - are you going to go with red or white stencilling

        2) what do you use for your stencil material - I am about to restencil my Royal Guard
        Hi Ric

        1) good question about the red and the white,i was going white because the machine i have had white,i cant work out why it is white, but it looked like it was original, but when i sanded it it had the burgandy red under the white

        2) I work at a paper mill in Tas and when the reams of paper are wrapped they use a paper wrapper with a plastic lining on one side, like a icy pole wrapper

        so i use that with a spray contact glue, you just spray the glue on the plastic side of the stencil, stick it to the cab, spray the stencil color, and the stencil just peals off no probs

        cheers Ian



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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ric View Post
          two questions Ian

          2) what do you use for your stencil material - I am about to restencil my Royal Guard
          Ric - I've always used .005 or .007 clear acetate sheets. You can buy on a roll or in sheets from art shops.
          We are the largest supplier of Pinball Ramps in Australia.
          Distributors for CPR, Pinball Inc, Planetary Pinball, Starship-Fantasy, Ball Baron, Pincore, Cliffy Protectors, Superbands
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Strangeways View Post
            Great Start Ian - Awesome pictures...

            I'm also thinking about going to water based paint for my next cab repaint. Quick question - What size compressor are you using ?

            Keep the updates coming !
            Hi Strangeways

            I bought a easy sprayer 10 odd years ago from Kmart (also seen them at C I G gas shops)when i was doing a lot of wood working, for spraying varnish

            compressors and guns were still very expensive back then,but now very cheap

            cheers Ian
            Last edited by 63wizz; 30th October 2008, 08:18 PM.



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            • #7
              Thanks for the tips

              I was looking at using contact but the acetate sounds like a good alternative
              Ric
              looking for:
              the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
              Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
              Williams OXO, GTB Volcano

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 63wizz View Post
                Hi Strangeways

                I bought a easy sprayer 10 odd years ago from Kmart (also seen them at C I G gas shops)when i was doing a lot of wood working, for spraying varnish

                compressors and guns were still very expensive back then,but now very cheap

                cheers Ian
                Thats the exact same one I have. Man I've sprayed fences, sheds and now my lowboy with it and it's still going strong. Would recommend as an alternative to a full blown compressor set up..

                Nice web page on you're restoration. Looking forward to more photos as you progress.

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                • #9
                  Done the black webbing/splatter yesterday,it came up pretty good i think

                  http://wiseman63.googlepages.com/grandslam

                  cheers Ian

                  added: also done the cabinet artwork
                  Last edited by 63wizz; 30th October 2008, 08:18 PM.



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                  • #10
                    just added some more pictures of my progress

                    http://wiseman63.googlepages.com/grandslam

                    cheers Ian



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                    • #11
                      You are putting a lot of time and effort into this one, Ian. The results so far are excellent. Keep going !!
                      We are the largest supplier of Pinball Ramps in Australia.
                      Distributors for CPR, Pinball Inc, Planetary Pinball, Starship-Fantasy, Ball Baron, Pincore, Cliffy Protectors, Superbands
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                      http://https://www.facebook.com/RideTheBoneyBeast

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                      • #12
                        Looks great so far. Well done on a fine job.
                        Looking fwd to seeing it all back together.
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                          Originally posted by 63wizz View Post
                          Hi Strangeways

                          I bought a easy sprayer 10 odd years ago from Kmart (also seen them at C I G gas shops)when i was doing a lot of wood working, for spraying varnish

                          compressors and guns were still very expensive back then,but now very cheap

                          cheers Ian
                          Thats the same as I've borrwed for my bartop cabinet projects too. It seems fine but then I don't have a lot to compare it to. I do think it seems to either be TOO fine (that you can barely see the paint on) or too strong at a close distance (I know there's a sray volume knob but in general it seems to be too wide or something?)

                          I was considering buying a Wagner 'airless' gun that looked kind of like this, but I've got a lot more research to do:


                          Ian, thats an awesome restore so far... I hope I can learn some of those skills (and most importantly, get faster at it... it seems to take me months to organise a stencil, find the right paint, set everything up, get more sandpaper, etc etc).

                          How long do you reckon it taken you so far (hours) ?
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                          • #14
                            Buy a cheap compressor DM and an automotive spray gun. Those Wagner and stuff suck.

                            Nice work on the Pin.
                            Its gonna look wicked its done!

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                            • #15
                              Spacies, if you were to rate them out of 10 then (forget brand), and consider it is JUST for paint (take other air tools out of the equation):

                              Air compressor and gun <$250
                              Dedicated compressor gun like Ian's using
                              "Airless" gun

                              Sorry for the slight off-topic Ian
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