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Space Shuttle Pinball Restoration Complete!

Wow – it’s with a great sense of accomplishment that I write this post! I’ve completed my first ground up restoration of a pinball machine. In the end it turned out just as I had hoped – as close to … Continue reading

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Painted White color on Space Shuttle Pinball Cabinet

Today I made some more progress one the Space Shuttle pinball cabinet re-painting. It was exciting to proceed to the third and final color, white! I started with the backbox. The stencils I bought came as one big piece, but … Continue reading

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More Red Paint for Space Shuttle Pinball Cabinet

With the help of the Pinside Space Shuttle thread, it looks like the mystery of the backbox not matching the stencil is solved – Williams produced games with two different styles of backboxes! The stencil I bought to repaint the … Continue reading

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Painted Red Color on Space Shuttle Pinball Cabinet

After letting the blue paint dry for a week, today I proceeded to the next step and painted the red color. The graphics are painted using vinyl stencils which have an adhesive backing – be warned this can easily lift … Continue reading

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On Paint & Colors for re-painting a Space Shuttle Pinball Cabinet

Here’s the colors I settled on for re-painting my Space Shuttle cabinet – all are Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X Ultra Cover: Flat White Primer Gloss Navy Blue Gloss Apple Red Gloss White Matte Clear They will be painted in that … Continue reading

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Cleaning up pinball side rails

The side rails on the Space Shuttle cabinet were full of nicks and scratches – a few from when I pulled those dreaded twist nails, unfortunately. Today while waiting for the cabinet paint to dry I started working on them … Continue reading

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Painted first layer of color on Space Shuttle cabinet

After the last post I thought I was pretty close to putting down some color, but it turns out the primer revealed many imperfections – small cracks and sanding marks, for instance. Spray paint does not fill even the smallest … Continue reading

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