In Progress Revenge from Mars Log

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I have finally removed everything from the playfield and most parts from the bottom and started to clean it.

When I removed the duck tape from this place, I found this hole..
There should be some kind of green glass like the other two with some text, anyone know any smart way to fix this?

I'm thinking of two different ways.

1: cut some green plexiglas and then print the image on some transparent sheet.

2: transparent plexiglas and replace the lamp with a green LED. Then print the image.

Or is this some standard part? I've searched some but can't find any.

Thanks :)
 
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I have finally removed everything from the playfield and most parts from the bottom and started to clean it.

When I removed the duck tape from this place, I found this hole..
There should be some kind of green glass like the other two with some text, anyone know any smart way to fix this?

I'm thinking of two different ways.

1: cut some green plexiglas and then print the image on some transparent sheet.

2: transparent plexiglas and replace the lamp with a green LED. Then print the image.

Or is this some standard part? I've searched some but can't find any.

Thanks :)
Jeeez, how does that happen??

playfield art is like this


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it’s a round green star insert underneath, the same as the ones above it. Going to need a decal or something once the insert is put in

good luck
 
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@BigIan: Thank you for the link
@myPinballs: Thanks for the picture!

I've spent all weekend removing everything from the playfield, and all solenoids.

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After cleaning the playfield, I noted all flaws and things to repair.

Even though I've bought a protector for the SOL hole I wanted to strengthen it.
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So i made a "form" for it with some hard cardboard (A part of it is on the bottom to), stuck with hotglue.

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Then i mixed some shavings (not sure if it's the correct word :) ) with woodglue.

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This makes a thick strong mass that will be rock-solid when cured.

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Putting a toothpick there to make it stay in place. Then filled the left side also.

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I now have to wait untill it has completly cured. Then sand it down and apply "plastic wood" to smooth it out, then paint it.
Hopefully it will turn out great :)!

Sunday was spent on disassembly every part of ALL the solenoids and cleaning them, then assembled them again.

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Reminds me of this guy on YouTube who repairs everything and anything with noodles. Well worth a watch. He achieves amazing repairs with them.
Is the intention to touch up the repair too?
 

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If this doesn't work out I'd seriously consider buying some fibreglass resin. Not P40 but resin and hardener. You could always add some chopped strands of fibreglass matting to it.
That would be rock solid. It's messy to use and smelly but boat building is all about wood and fibreglass.

Plastic filler to finish.
 
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If that works I will eat my hat !!;)

PVA glue and wood shavings will not work for a high impact area just to soft . Shaping a piece of hardwood and glueing it in with PVA glue will do it . Two pac wood filler is your friend here or chemical metal or a epoxy weld is the one's to use !!

Ps loving the enthusiasm and determination in giving this great pin a new life , I love mine :)
 
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If that works I will eat my hat !!;)
Hahaha! Thanks man :D

If it was just this - then yes, but this area will be almost completely covered by a metal hole-protector, it's mainly for stability 😌.
I thought it was worth a shot to test it. I left a few mm so I can add some harder compond over it, like wood filler or epoxy as you suggested! 🙂
 
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I have worked on it all weekend again. Finally done with the playfield, It's not perfect, but I'm happy with the result :).

Before:

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This is the glue/wood mix after a week of curing.

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Used my Dremel to sand it down.

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I forgot to take a picture of making it smooth with epoxy. After that, I mounted the protector and painted as best as I could around it and the tip of the Red arrow. 😊😄

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I know that most people will cringe at the paintwork, but I tried as best as I could, it's also clear coated. 😱😰🤬
The paint looks uneven, but it's not, not sure why it looks like that on the picture...

Allot of screw holes were threaded/destroyed on the bottom of the playfield, so I had to repair them before starting to reassemble everything...


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Almost done with it, going to test it later today! :clap:

Do anyone know where I can get a 1" green starburst insert from a store in Europe?
I found some stores in the US, but they wanted 60-80$ for shipping... :suspect: :cuckoo: 😵
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Nice progress on this one, the slings are on the wrong way round though dude. Best Of Pinball used to do a lot of different inserts, might be worth checking them out, will save you a lot of postage if they do have the right one.
 
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Nice progress on this one, the slings are on the wrong way round though dude. Best Of Pinball used to do a lot of different inserts, might be worth checking them out, will save you a lot of postage if they do have the right one.
Thanks, will check them out :).
Haha yeah, noticed that when I was plugging in the saucers :tut:😫.

Going to post updates this weekend when it's all plugged in again. 😃
 
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I'm sorry for the lack of updates, but I can't paint when it's freezing outside hehe...

Still working on the cab.

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After cleaning and painting over some scratches:
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Still working on it, might not be perfect, but a lot better than before :). Hopefully it will get warmer soon so I can continue working on it!

Yes - I could just buy new decals, but right now just wanted to make it look better as-is.
 
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Small update while waiting for warmer weather :)!

Replaced the old rusted flap skip ramp

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New:

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