Another restoration just came out of the “oven”, this time a Monster Bash pinball. This machine came to my hands as a top collector’s pinball machine and at a first glance it seemed to be in very good condition.
In a closer look, we can see that there is much to be done in terms of restoration for this machine to be considered top collector.
It had some previous restoration done on the playfield but a little careless, as you can see from the photos below. Protectors like this are usually an authentic box of surprises.
Like I said, “a box of surprises”! What I found was awfull … How do you let a pinball get to this point?!
More parts that need to be replaced, as usual (but not on a top collector): D
Some more parts that need to be cleaned or even replaced… this wear out is not acceptable on pinballs of this level …
The worst area to be restored on the playfield of a Monster Bash. Those who do this type of restoration know what I’m talking about. This is hell!
With hard work ahead, nothing like quickly getting your hands-on …
Notice this wonderful hand made clearcoat (sarcastic mode on).
Clean and restore and seal everything with a new clearcoat.
I think it’s better now: D
The cabinet was a little dirty inside and needed to be sanded and painted again to look like new.
… and a few more surprises …
After treatment, sideboards applicat
With the playfield and the cabinet finished, it’s time to assemble everything.
The first test of the PinballBulbs LED kit.
With the machine finished it is time to enjoy the final result. Here are the photos and the video. I hope you like it.