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    I picked up a Bally Hi Lo Ace a fortnight ago.
    Thanks again to Tony for posting the details here on the forum.
    The machine wasn't working & was in need of a clean.
    I got it home & started to strip the playfield & have a go at removing the mylar.
    I used the hairdryer & shellite trick & it came off ok. The shooter lane was covered in dark brown woodgrain contact so it had to come off as well.
    In the meantime I ordered rubbers, globes, new popbumper bodies, novus etc off Greg & it arrived today (Thanks mate).
    So I just spent the night in the shed cleaning the playfield & having a few beers.
    Last edited by jyebow; 4th May 2009, 10:40 AM.
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    Here's some pics of the arch with & with out the woodgrain contact. At least the dodgy woodgrain contact protected the arch as it's in great nick & hardly any wear.
    Last edited by jyebow; 4th May 2009, 10:40 AM.
    DE Lethal Weapon 3
    Williams Space Shuttle
    Stern Nugent
    GTB Pioneer, Bally HI-LO Ace
    48 in 1 Lowboy, Final Lap3.

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    • #3
      I got some new bumper bodies & bumper skirts off Greg.
      I've only fitted 1 but they look alot better.( see pic below with only 1 bumper replaced) cheap at $2.50 for the body & $2.10 for the skirt.
      a cheap way to improve the looks of your pin.
      Last edited by jyebow; 4th May 2009, 10:40 AM.
      DE Lethal Weapon 3
      Williams Space Shuttle
      Stern Nugent
      GTB Pioneer, Bally HI-LO Ace
      48 in 1 Lowboy, Final Lap3.

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      • #4
        Looks great, and nice color in that PF. Notice it was a Newcastle operated machine.

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        • #5
          Coming along nicely. I had a good chuckle looking at the woodgrain contact
          "Beer, it does a belly good!"

          Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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          • #6
            Seen that woodgrain around popbumpers, and to me it looks ok, better than worn paint and wood.

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            • #7
              Nice pickup, mate !

              That playfield looks AWESOME ! I'm glad you went down the road of removing the mylar. The cleaned pf looks new. Very nice transformation.

              Great work !
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              • #8
                Nice progress, bit of elbow grease and that will come up nice!

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                • #9
                  Just took some more pics.



                  Installed the new pop bumpers & had a few games.
                  Very happy with the way it's.
                  The playfield came up alot better than I expected. The only bad part is a groove that has worn where an "operator" has trimmed the mylar with a stanley knife see pic. I might be able to match the paint & touch it up.
                  Last edited by jyebow; 4th May 2009, 10:40 AM.
                  DE Lethal Weapon 3
                  Williams Space Shuttle
                  Stern Nugent
                  GTB Pioneer, Bally HI-LO Ace
                  48 in 1 Lowboy, Final Lap3.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fish Tales!! View Post
                    Looks great, and nice color in that PF. Notice it was a Newcastle operated machine.
                    Yeah Greg, It must of been a Newcastle Machine originally. I picked it up from Sydney where the previous owner had owned it since the 80's.
                    It's funny how they had the woodgrained contact on the shooter lane & arch, as my pool table was originally from that some "op" & its had the woodgrained contact treatment as well
                    DE Lethal Weapon 3
                    Williams Space Shuttle
                    Stern Nugent
                    GTB Pioneer, Bally HI-LO Ace
                    48 in 1 Lowboy, Final Lap3.

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                    • #11
                      Playfield almost looks new, makes my Mustang look like a slapper.
                      lol

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                      • #12
                        That shines awsome-can I be rude and ask what sort of money that set u back in that condition?

                        Peter

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                        • #13
                          Hey Steve,

                          That game has come up awesome and from all reports it is an excellent game to play.

                          Pity it isn't a Gottlieb though
                          looking to buy gottlieb electro mechanical pinball machines from any era

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                          • #14
                            Nice going Steve - If I knew it was going to come up that good I would have driven down the F3 myself at 4 in the morning just to beat you to it.(quiet mumbles of jealousy!!)
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