Why oh why do people do this??????

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Why oh why do people do this??????

Postby Coitusmysterioso » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:16 pm

Why do people do this and paint over beautiful artwork???

After about 30 minutes and some elbow grease I see a race car driver peaking back over nasty black paint!

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Slowly but surely her beauty is starting to show through. The paint on the base was a LOT thicker than the back box but I see race cars! My arm is KILLING me and I think I'm a bit STONED!!

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Postby Fifty » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:34 pm

I had a buddy that painted his car with a paint roller from Home Depot. People are stupid.

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Postby Chnillapoil » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:36 pm

Did you use paint stripper ?
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Postby Coitusmysterioso » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:14 pm

No I didn't want to risk the original artwork.

I used Xylene + Mr. Clean Eraser + Plastic Abrrasive Pads and a LOT of elbow grease!!!!

Chnillapoil wrote:Did you use paint stripper ?


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Postby pinhead » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:24 pm

Wow, the art was pretty nice. It is a shame people do this and why?

Nice work!
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Postby Chnillapoil » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:28 pm

Coitusmysterioso wrote:No I didn't want to risk the original artwork.

I used Xylene + Mr. Clean Eraser + Plastic Abrrasive Pads and a LOT of elbow grease!!!!

Chnillapoil wrote:Did you use paint stripper ?


I think I have a pin from the same guy.....

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Postby flashinstinct » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:46 pm

Why the hell do people doe that?
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Postby Sisyphus » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:42 am

pinhead wrote:Wow, the art was pretty nice. It is a shame people do this and why?...


Baffling, I assume when the cabinets have been painted over it is because they were in bad shape. Meh!

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Postby shovelhed » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:05 am

Chnillapoil wrote:Did you use paint stripper ?


I did this with rubbing alcohol and the magic erasers for a Stargate.

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Postby ToMMy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:32 am

I bought a pin once that someone decided to cover with paisley coloured interior wallpaper. Guess they thought it would blend into the room better, who knows.
At least it was easier to steam-off than stripping paint!

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Postby Sparky » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:36 pm

ToMMy wrote:I bought a pin once that someone decided to cover with paisley coloured interior wallpaper. Guess they thought it would blend into the room better, who knows.
At least it was easier to steam-off than stripping paint!


HOLY COW! ToMMy!!! Been a while!!! Hope life is good!!! Nice to hear from you!
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Postby ToMMy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:26 pm

Sparky wrote:
ToMMy wrote:I bought a pin once that someone decided to cover with paisley coloured interior wallpaper. Guess they thought it would blend into the room better, who knows.
At least it was easier to steam-off than stripping paint!


HOLY COW! ToMMy!!! Been a while!!! Hope life is good!!! Nice to hear from you!


Well Sparky, things are going good. I was approached by Dave Astill to repair a pile of pin boards so I thought I'd pop by to see what's new in the hobby.

Flat black painted cabinets ... cool! (Not!)

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Postby Sparky » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:52 pm

ToMMy wrote:
Sparky wrote:
ToMMy wrote:I bought a pin once that someone decided to cover with paisley coloured interior wallpaper. Guess they thought it would blend into the room better, who knows.
At least it was easier to steam-off than stripping paint!


HOLY COW! ToMMy!!! Been a while!!! Hope life is good!!! Nice to hear from you!


Well Sparky, things are going good. I was approached by Dave Astill to repair a pile of pin boards so I thought I'd pop by to see what's new in the hobby.

Flat black painted cabinets ... cool! (Not!)


Well, it is awesome to hear from you!!! PLEASE stay in touch from now on!!!
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Postby Drano » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:16 pm

I got this 'special' edition woodrail from Kevin a while back.
I love that someone went to the trouble of, not only covering the entire cab in this lovely maroon paint and painting the wood trim silver, but also adding some beautiful stencilling/decals all over it.
Luckily I REALLY loved the game play on this one or else I'd have really had to think twice about it.

The re-painting is on my long term to-do list... but I'm REALLY not looking forward to it.


There was a fully pleather upholstered wedgehead or some other single player EM not too long ago. I think it was an old Williams.
That one was pretty 'special' too!


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Postby DrDude » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Drano wrote:I got this 'special' edition woodrail from Kevin a while back.
I love that someone went to the trouble of, not only covering the entire cab in this lovely maroon paint and painting the wood trim silver, but also adding some beautiful stencilling/decals all over it.

Wow, that's just... Heck, I don't even know what to say. Someone really had a vision, I'll say that. Not a good vision, but a vision..
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Postby Coitusmysterioso » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:30 pm

It takes a certain kind of special to paint over a woodrail!

Drano wrote:I got this 'special' edition woodrail from Kevin a while back.
I love that someone went to the trouble of, not only covering the entire cab in this lovely maroon paint and painting the wood trim silver, but also adding some beautiful stencilling/decals all over it.
Luckily I REALLY loved the game play on this one or else I'd have really had to think twice about it.

The re-painting is on my long term to-do list... but I'm REALLY not looking forward to it.


There was a fully pleather upholstered wedgehead or some other single player EM not too long ago. I think it was an old Williams.
That one was pretty 'special' too!


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Postby novaguy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:50 pm

Drano wrote:I got this 'special' edition woodrail from Kevin a while back.
I love that someone went to the trouble of, not only covering the entire cab in this lovely maroon paint and painting the wood trim silver, but also adding some beautiful stencilling/decals all over it.
Luckily I REALLY loved the game play on this one or else I'd have really had to think twice about it.

The re-painting is on my long term to-do list... but I'm REALLY not looking forward to it.


There was a fully pleather upholstered wedgehead or some other single player EM not too long ago. I think it was an old Williams.
That one was pretty 'special' too!


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You mean this one?
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Postby jordanbowden » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:39 pm

Lol, how many machines did he do this to? Just started strippping it off with rubbing alcohol, magic eraser and a 3M pad.
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Postby semicolin » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:50 pm

jordanbowden wrote:Lol, how many machines did he do this to? Just started strippping it off with rubbing alcohol, magic eraser and a 3M pad.


You have no idea how happy it makes me to see this come off of the machine.
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Postby Sparky » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:26 pm

What a great thread... people are inspired to clean up past mistakes... awesome!!
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Postby DrDude » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:33 am

Perhaps I, myself, am one of "those people" who do this? On my first game, Meteor, purchased in 2000 (don't worry, the cabinet art is fine!), I painted the coin-door black. It was rusty, looked like ass, and I didn't have the knowledge (or time!) to restore it properly. With so much to fix on the game (it was a barn-find, and had literal cow-manure on the exterior, and mud-wasp nests inside), I put my efforts into the stuff that mattered (like fixing basically every board in the bloody game -- I suspect it had experienced a significant over-voltage at one point, maybe even a lightning strike). Painting that ugly coin-door black made the game look much better, and I was too naive in the hobby to realize that many would find it an abomination (hello, Geoff!). I also added an external volume control and headphone-jack cleverly (I thought at the time!) placed in two of the unused coin-slots in the bezel. The volume control is great and I use it all the time. The headphone-jack not so much! Anyways, here's my bastardized coin-door for your viewing pleasure:
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I should probably hunt-down a better condition Stern coin-door someday and de-restore my game, but as I'm never going to sell my precious Meteor, I won't be inflicting the "paint it black" edition on anyone else, so I'm content with it as it is for now.
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Postby Sparky » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:52 am

DrDude wrote:Perhaps I, myself, am one of "those people" who do this? On my first game, Meteor, purchased in 2000 (don't worry, the cabinet art is fine!), I painted the coin-door black. It was rusty, looked like ass, and I didn't have the knowledge (or time!) to restore it properly. With so much to fix on the game (it was a barn-find, and had literal cow-manure on the exterior, and mud-wasp nests inside), I put my efforts into the stuff that mattered (like fixing basically every board in the bloody game -- I suspect it had experienced a significant over-voltage at one point, maybe even a lightning strike). Painting that ugly coin-door black made the game look much better, and I was too naive in the hobby to realize that many would find it an abomination (hello, Geoff!). I also added an external volume control and headphone-jack cleverly (I thought at the time!) placed in two of the unused coin-slots in the bezel. The volume control is great and I use it all the time. The headphone-jack not so much! I should probably hunt-down a better condition Stern coin-door someday and de-restore my game, but as I'm never going to sell my precious Meteor, I won't be inflicting the "paint it black" edition on anyone else, so I'm content with it as it is for now.


Sacrilege! LOL

Black Stern door = videogame
Silver Stern door = pinball
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Postby DrDude » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:04 am

Sparky wrote:Sacrilege! LOL

Black Stern door = videogame
Silver Stern door = pinball


Oh yeah, I forgot: I painted the (ugly, rusty) legs black too!
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Postby Sparky » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:29 am

DrDude wrote:
Sparky wrote:Sacrilege! LOL

Black Stern door = videogame
Silver Stern door = pinball


Oh yeah, I forgot: I painted the (ugly, rusty) legs black too!


ACK!!! Bring them to me... I fix! LOL
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Postby Coitusmysterioso » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:12 am

Look Mom I've started a pinball MOVEMENT!!!!!!

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