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    STTNG INSIDE CAB RESTORE ONLY

    My mate purchased this machine 3 years ago with a clear-coated and re-built playfield, hence the great player it is.

    Unfortunately the inside cabinet was never restored and remained original with dust and grime, rust and corrosion. The cab artwork is very good so no need for a re-decal job. It has been at my house since purchased and doesnít look like leaving anytime soon.

    A week ago, I started the inside cab restore. Full strip down including earth braid. Every nut, bolt, metal, plastic, etc, polished, cleaned and/or painted. This included the coin door and lockdown bar. Matt black spray paint on the walls and Satin clear on the base. Sanding and masking up the base was challenging but I am a determined prick and eventually got there. Total restore cost was under $50 (2 x cans paint, new earth braid, some split tubing & clear lacquer), but about 20 hrs of labour at a guess.

    I am posting this as it might encourage a few worried and nervous people who have thought about doing a similar thing. A few years ago I would've never attempted anything like this. but now I love it.

    The playfield comes out easily (get assistance and save your back), and placed upright beside the cab. There is enough wiring to allow for this. Take plenty of pics to refer to later if need be, then everything inside gets removed and cleaned up. Then work on the timber - you can spray it all one colour or clear the base like I did for this first time using the original base. In the past I have only clear lacquered a new timber base, but the STTNG base didnít need replacing.

    Both owner and I very happy. Hope you enjoy the pics.



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    Nice, where is the best place for earth braid?

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    Stunning, thx for the tips! How did u clean up that slam tilt switch?

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    Wow looks awesome Glenn good job


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    Nice work!

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    Great job. Itís the first place I look when Iím told a machine Iím looking to buy has been fully restored.


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    All done in a week too , will bring a machine over on the weekend when I help you put the Playfield back in

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    That looks freakin awesome. Great job.
    This is where it ends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newy16216 View Post
    All done in a week too , will bring a machine over on the weekend when I help you put the Playfield back in
    Best way to do a machine I think. One part at a time with the intention of the machine being out of playable mode for the least amount of time between each job. I've seen to many cars torn to absolute bits to the point the job becomes overwhelming and parts get lost. I think there is a fair bit of this going on with pinballs as well.

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    Awesome work Glenn. You're a machine mate, massive improvement

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