SECTION 4: Backglass
This backglass had quite a bit of flaking. In fact, most Alien Pokers that I have seen have rough backglasses, especially on the yellow lettering. This backglass was no exception. I wasn’t real pleased with the touch up.
I began by spraying the glass with Krylon Triple Thick to prevent further flaking and so I could paint on the glass and then wipe off my mistakes. The color match was pretty good. In fact, with the lights off, the backglass looks good. However, once the lights were turned on, the touch up on the yellow Alien Poker lights was really noticeable. I was unable to match the translucency of the original ink. I think that on a future project, I might experiment with scraping all of the color off and then spraying on the color to prevent brush strokes from showing.
Anyway, when the lights aren’t on, the backglass looks pretty good. But with the lights on, you can definitely tell it was touched up. I need more practice at doing major touch ups on backglasses. I had done some minor ones previously that turned out much better than this one.
SECTION 5: Miscellaneous
- The knocker assembly was completely missing. I had to buy a new Gottlieb style unit and put it in the game.
- I installed new reproduction stickers on the drop targets.
- I installed new lane guides at the top rollovers.
- I installed a new, three-pronged, heavy duty power cord.
- I dry tumbled all of the small metal parts to make them shiny.
- I polished all of the large metal areas with Never Dull.
- I polished the coin door with polishing compound and a drill.
- I repainted the legs chrome color.
- I put on new leg levelers.
- I put in a new coin door lock.
- I painted the neck grill.
- I painted the inside locking mechanism for the lockdown bar assembly.
- New rubber was installed.
- A new ball was put in to minimize playfield wear.