This is a short video addressing a topic many pinball owners overlook. A simple cleaning/wiping of your incandescent bulbs will add much life to your game and inhibit those ugly black marks in the backback. Here’s a video on it.
As work continues on the repair of a Game Plan Sharpshooter II pinball machine, I felt compelled to make a quick video to show what happens when you don’t properly maintain your game, specifically not routinely replacing the pinball with a new one. The previous owners of this machine illustrate this cautionary tale…
As I work on restoring another game, I demo my approach towards making the game more reliable and stable by replacing many of the old bulbs with newer LEDs. I also show the difference between the warm and cool white LEDs and how they work.
Someone asked me this question awhile back, what do I use to keep my playfields playing well and I thought I’d do a video on this, talking about the different products and approaches towards maintaining your pinball playfield.
People were complaining that one of the flippers in our Gottlieb “Slick Chick” was not working properly. The metal was fatigued on the assembly and the switch contacts were well worn, so I’ve ordered new switches and am showing how to remove and replace the flipper switches and make your flippers perform much better.