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    Last edited by goodolddays; 23rd October 2009, 10:26 PM.

  • #2
    Thats a nice Spanish eyes - one of the better ones I've seen. Lane guides etc are cheap !

    Are you going to leave the mylar intact ?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Strangeways View Post
      Thats a nice Spanish eyes - one of the better ones I've seen. Lane guides etc are cheap !

      Yep .. I am very happy to get it in such good shape .

      Are you going to leave the mylar intact ?
      Yes, currently plan to leave Mylar on .. will clean up around the edges of it and see how it looks .. thinking to play it safe rather than be sorry .. so far I've only removed a small patch of mylar before (on my Trizone ,without any drama)

      Also, I will have a go at cleaning up the coin door and side rails .. will post before and after pics of them too.

      Must say, Nino , that your resto's blow me away !

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      • #4
        Slightly off topic, but here's a pic of my 1974 Duotron playfield after I cleaned it up ..


        hoping Spanish eyes turns out similar .. I tested a few spots with Magic eraser last night with very encouraging results
        Last edited by goodolddays; 23rd October 2009, 10:26 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by goodolddays View Post
          Slightly off topic, but here's a pic of my 1974 Duotron playfield after I cleaned it up ..


          hoping Spanish eyes turns out similar .. I tested a few spots with Magic eraser last night with very encouraging results
          Real nice mate. Looks sweet
          AROUND THE LEFT ORBIT, THROUGH THE POP BUMPERS, OFF THE STAND-UPS, INTO THE RIGHT VUK, DOWN THE RIGHT INLANE, UP THE CENTRE RAMP;NOTHING BUT JACKPOT!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by goodolddays View Post
            Yes, currently plan to leave Mylar on .. will clean up around the edges of it and see how it looks .. thinking to play it safe rather than be sorry .. so far I've only removed a small patch of mylar before (on my Trizone ,without any drama)

            Also, I will have a go at cleaning up the coin door and side rails .. will post before and after pics of them too.

            Must say, Nino , that your resto's blow me away !
            Cheers mate - they are not that hard - you just have to see it as your "passion", not as "work".

            I'd leave the mylar on as well, mate.. Keep the pictures coming.

            Originally posted by goodolddays View Post
            Slightly off topic, but here's a pic of my 1974 Duotron playfield after I cleaned it up ..


            hoping Spanish eyes turns out similar .. I tested a few spots with Magic eraser last night with very encouraging results
            Nice work.. These EMs bring a to my eye when they are returned to their former glory.
            Last edited by Strangeways; 22nd July 2008, 05:03 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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            • #7
              Dave,

              You treat her well!

              Will watch you transform her to the original beauty - this game is a 'fox in the box'

              Have fun and remember if you need any parts just ask.
              looking to buy gottlieb electro mechanical pinball machines from any era

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              • #8
                ..

                The playfield On my SE is a bit better than that one...its a great machine...If you need pics or anything from my machine just let me know...happy to helpout..
                N E R D S......

                I love my new avatar....lol

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                • #9
                  Tks for the encouragement guys .
                  Last night I finished stripping the playfield (except for bumpers and targets) including the top and bottom aprons and vacummed up all the loose dirt/grit.
                  Its amazing the dirt etc that hides under the aprons.
                  I have done this for each of my games as soon as I bought them (before I play even one game).. after all dirt is the enemy of these old PF's.

                  Unfortunately the sole metal ball rail/guide on this PF is broken .. you wouldn't notice cause its hidden under a PF plastic . It lives at the top end of the shooter lane.
                  I'm hoping someone on here might have one to spare that will suit.
                  Will take measurements of the hole spacing and post in the wanted section.

                  I always like to pull my machines down when I buy them so you can see the 'state of the nation' so to speak .

                  Will post again (with pics) and a progress update hopefully tomorrow

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                  • #10
                    Gday all .
                    Here's a few progress picks after cleaning with magic eraser .
                    Unfortunately the lines you can see (eg through the lady's face/hair) are cracks in the timber , so I will have to live with that, but removing the ingrained dirt makes a good improvement .


                    Still got more magic erasing to do.
                    While I'm waiting on my Novus order I will do the following ..
                    1) Pull out and clean/polish the 10 point rollvers.. did one last night and it looks much better
                    2) Dismantle and inspect/clean/polish the Pop bumper rods/rings
                    3) lightly lubricate the steppers with Superlube
                    4) Clean the score reels .. might also dismantle them and give a light lube with Superlube
                    5) Remove the board from the cab that has all the relays/score motor etc on it (forget what its called) and vacuum out the cab
                    6) have a go at cleaning/regraining the coin door and side rails .. the door is in very good shape so should come up well
                    Last edited by goodolddays; 23rd October 2009, 10:26 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Sounds like a great plan..

                      Nice pictures BTW - coming up well.
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                      Distributors for CPR, Pinball Inc, Planetary Pinball, Starship-Fantasy, Ball Baron, Pincore, Cliffy Protectors, Superbands
                      http://http://www.rtbb.com.au/
                      http://https://www.facebook.com/RideTheBoneyBeast

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                      • #12
                        Finally got the machine all back together last weekend.
                        Here's what I did
                        Stripped playfield . Cleaned all rubbers. Cleaned/polished all posts and plastics. Magic eraser on all of the PF, followed by Novus 2, followed by 3 coats of Carnuba Wax
                        Removed all Pop Bumper mechs , cleaned, polished coil plungers, flipped steel and bakelite plates, reassembled.
                        Removed centre hole ball kicker mech, cleaned, light lube on shaft, reassembled.
                        Removed all playfield rollover targets, cleaned, polished, reassembled.
                        Removed PF and mechanism panel . Vacuumed out cabinet.
                        Cleaned mechanism panel. Checked for any loose screws.
                        Replaced rubber mounts on reset bank.
                        Installed new power cord
                        Reglobed under and above PF
                        Removed knocker and chime units, cleaned/polished coil plungers, reassembled.
                        Reinstalled mech panel and PF in cabinet.
                        Cleaned and polished side rails and coin door.

                        Here's a few pics of how the PF turned out

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                        • #13
                          WOW - Doesn't she look pretty now !

                          Well done - nice work. Just got to get her playing properly !
                          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
                          http://http://www.rtbb.com.au/
                          http://https://www.facebook.com/RideTheBoneyBeast

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                          • #14
                            Dave,

                            Spanish Eyes is a fox in the box! She is just so beautiful and I'm sure you have grown to love her nearly as much as I did!

                            You have done an awesome job - she looks fantastic!

                            Well done - hope you get the 10 point problem sorted soon.
                            looking to buy gottlieb electro mechanical pinball machines from any era

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                            • #15
                              I've always known this to be a fine looking machine - but those images did nothing but prove it beyond a doubt.

                              A great looking machine, and very unique in style.

                              Hope you're enjoying the new family member!

                              Cheers
                              Jacob

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