Taking off the playfield glass and playfield made getting it up the stairs a SNAP!
So much easier. We didn't even bother opening the package of moving straps I had purchased in anticipation.
The games now have a lot more space, which is useful since I now want to get deep in to them and starting work on fixing and cleaning.
|looking more sparse, but I need the access.|
I also decided to spray the backs of my video game marquees. I saw a tip in an arcade restoration video where you can seal the current cdamage level by doing a few layers of "triple thick" on to the back. I couldn't find it at Home Depot, but found it at Michael's. So yay, hopefully they won't degrade any further.
|note: this bottle did 3 coats of the 3 marquees, and then was empty, that's it.|
I will still stay on the lookout for games on my wantlist: Gladiators, and Baywatch. The way I'm feeling about things, if I found both of those right now I'd probably sacrifice R&B over Break Shot. Break Shot is such a fun game in it's current state, and it will be even better once I fix the mini upper flipper.
I have also decided to let go of the dream of owning Future Spa. Instead, I shall just hunt for the backglass art and hang that on my walls instead.
If I could find the Future Spa trans-lite, as well as a few others, I will put them up on the side walls. There are so many from the 50s to late 70s that I'd like to get. (Buccaneer, 2001, Coquette, Gay 90s, etc)
I am also looking for some more video marquees: Altered Beast, Rampage, Marble Madness, Willow, Cameltry, Crystal Castles, Smash TV, Joust, Karnov, etc.
I would like to end with a shot of misc things I discovered to be incredibly useful in this journey:
from left to right:
a beverage holder that can be attached to a pinball leg
LED lamp for getting inside
a magnet tool, for pulling balls out of the trough
a roll of velcro straps
mother's carnauba wax (BECAUSE IT SMELLS SOOOO GOOOD)