Here’s some good advice on how to paint and touch up your game.
|Color Wanted:||Start with:||Add a little:|
|Maroon||Red||Black & Magenta|
|Ivory||White||Yellow & Brown|
|French||Gray||White Yellow & Black|
|Olive||Green||Yellow Black & White|
|Flesh||White||Red & Yellow|
|Lime Green||Yellow||Green & White|
- Realize that not all areas of the playfield or cabinet, even if they were painted a single color, will remain the same color over time. Different areas may fade to different shades.
- Also note that many paint colors will change slightly as they dry, or appear different if a clear coat is added later, and try to do some test runs to see how the final result will appear before committing.
- Mix your paint and put some on a piece of clear plastic and hold it over the area you’re going to touch up to see how well it matches.
- You can pick up a pantone color matching set at most hardware and paint stores and use this to help match colors.
- Don’t use hot water to clean the paint brush. This can weaken the glue that holds the bristles together and cause bristles to fall out.
- There sites online such as this one ( http://pinballpal.com/colors/ ) which has color formulas for some popular pinball games.