Pinball Restoration Blog

Sir Tiltsalot’s Playfield Rotisserie

Sir Tiltsalot’s Playfield Rotisserie

During the week of the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown I was wandering around, trying to get as good a deal as I could from the different vendors at the show (buying pinballs is a...

A New Wiki in The House

A New Wiki in The House

I’ve been trying to keep track of all things pin on the web for a while now, and I recently found pinwiki.org. It’s slowly taking shape, so head on over, take a gander, and...

Burn out and Burn in

Burn out and Burn in

Over the past few days I was busy trying to get my Johnny M up and working. I bought this pin from the 0P as non working. It had been sitting in his shop...

WH2O restoration post 7: Soaking Wet And Moving Fast

WH2O restoration post 7: Soaking Wet And Moving Fast

Repopulating the playfield took a lot of time, mainly because I cleaned each piece as I was putting it back on. I replaced all the ramps except Insanity Falls, and I learned a couple...

WH2O restoration post 6: Rapids Ahead!

WH2O restoration post 6: Rapids Ahead!

With the playfield cleaned up, I turned my attention to the cabinet. I had used a PMS color sample book and PMS 293 C matches for the decals and PMS 294 C for the...

WH2O restoration post 5: Floating Gently Along

WH2O restoration post 5: Floating Gently Along

Now that the Upper PF is done, attention turns to the Main PF. Each section gets all the pieces, bolts, posts and screws removed and placed in ziploc bags, leaving me with about 89...

WH2O restoration post 4: Hand Me The Paddle

WH2O restoration post 4: Hand Me The Paddle

While I’m waiting for my parts, there is plenty to keep me busy. First thing that comes off is the Upper Playfield, so I started there. Getting that off was a bugger, but it...

WH2O restoration post 3: Nobody Rides The River For Free

WH2O restoration post 3: Nobody Rides The River For Free

Here’s the list of what’s getting replaced or added. The parts are coming from the usual places, Marco, BAA, Illinois PinBall, Pinball Inc, Pinball Life. And I’d like to send a shout out to...

WH2O restoration post 2: One Foot In The Raft

WH2O restoration post 2: One Foot In The Raft

The first thing to do was take stock the actual condition of the machine. It’s fully functional, so I’m good there. All the dirt hides a lot, however, and closer examination of all the...

White Water restoration post 1: Getting My Feet Wet

White Water restoration post 1: Getting My Feet Wet

I picked up a White Water from a local op here in SLC. It’s my first pin, and I’m going to jump in with both feet and restore it to the best of my...

Treasurecove Restoration Stickers

Treasurecove Restoration Stickers

I just found via RGP that Allen at Treasurecove has created these Label kits that are *custom* made for your pin. So, when I go from trying to be a CARGPB to a Anal...

Gots to Love the Re-Import

Gots to Love the Re-Import

I usually take the last few weeks of the year off to work on my pins. I managed to get the BSD up and running (which my family loves) and then I moved onto...

Your workshop

Your workshop

A discussion recently came up on what the perfect Workshop looks like with one, two, three, and four different workshops. What does yours look like?

Pinball 12 Step Program

Pinball 12 Step Program

From the Annals of RGP: 1. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become filled with pinball machines, tools, circuit boards, and all types of spare bulbs and...