The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the restoration of my 1934 Bally Signal pinball machine. At the start of my restoration project I began sending updates to my family. My sister suggested I blog it instead so that anybody who may be interested in a restoration project like this would have access. This is my first pinball restoration, so expect some mistakes.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cleaning of the Playfield
I first started out with cleaning the playfield with a wood cleaner. To do this I removed all of the railroad gates first. The playfield was extremely dusty and had what I believe were mildew stains. I was surprised at how nice it looks underneath the years of dust and grime. I am eager to see it once all the pins and mental parts are cleaned and everything is back together.
Playfield before scrubbing
Starting to see some of the original beauty beneath the grime