Pinball Wizard Day 6


Alright, I’m a few days late, but here’s an update.

The playfield is in pretty bad shape.  Cleaning the top layer of grime off also took off a bit of the paint.  On the plus side, it revealed the true paint colors in some areas – the light pink was actually much more vivid, like a light fuschia.

Cleaning aside, I’ve got the mechanics and scoring working really well!  The biggest problem right now is that the ones digit doesn’t carry at ten, it just resets.  That and the gameplay is, by modern standards, mediocre.  Some sites claim that a glossy clearcoat will speed up the ball and make the game play better, but I’m a long way from that point.  More to my liking is a wax like Meguires Carnauba Wax as suggested by pinrepair.com.

Anyway, I’ve put the machine back together, enabled the bells, and think I’m at a point where I can invite people over and have some fun!  Well, almost, I have to take care of the dishes and laundry that have been piling up while I focus on the pinball machine!

  1. #1 by Joe on June 17, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Good going! I can’t wait to try it out!

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