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.
This is an unedited series of videos showcasing some experiments I have been doing trying to repair damaged pinball ramps for which there are no replacements available at the present time. In this case, I’m working on a Bally Party Zone ramp, using different types of epoxies, plastics and adhesives. See work works and what doesn’t. In the end, I figured a creative approach using laser cut plexiglass tabs which were attached to ramps using two different types of adhesives.