The TreasureCove restoration process ...
Playfields are completely disassembled, cleaned and
Any unserviceable wear around outholes are professionally repaired
back to "as-new".
All playfield metal ball guides are cleaned and
All plastics are cleaned, repaired or replaced as
All topside light bulbs are replaced.
Playfield decals replaced as needed.
Shooter lanes and ball drops restored when
All rubber rings replaced.
Playfield underside, Cabinet & Backbox insides
Lockdown bars and side rails replaced when
All mechanical components are cleaned & serviced to
insure proper operation.
All electronic assemblies are also serviced to
insure proper operation.
Cabinet scratches and scuffs repaired, repainted and/or
coated for protection.
Lockdown bar bracket cleaned and refurbished.
Coin doors either replaced with new or restored to
Legs and leg levelers cleaned or replaced with a new
All games are Q.C.'d and playtested to make sure
everything is working 'as-new
So, ... while a
Shop-Job consists of wiping down the
playfield, changing broken rubbers and burnt out
light bulbs, a typical TreasureCove restoration
consists of much more:
The Playfield: The upper playfield
is completely disassembled, then the surface is
cleaned, machine scrubbed and buffed with Novus to
get rid of ball marks and ground-in dirt. We also
inspect the playfield for wear around the outholes,
inserts & ball drops. Any wear in these areas are
also repaired using proven techniques, repainted &
lacquered as necessary. All ball guides, plastics,
and other playfield items are thoroughly cleaned,
with broken parts and plastics getting either
repaired or replaced as needed. All rubbers and
bulbs are also replaced. Any underside playfield
ramps are also removed and cleaned. Then, we inspect
all coils and mechanics and completely rebuild the
flipper assemblies at this time. All plastic ramps
and troughs are also cleaned back to clear and shiny
using a good scrubbing with Novus and the torch
technique. Target foam is replaced and all wafer
switches burnished. Target and other playfield
decals are also replaced if needed. Shooter lanes
are cleaned and refinished too. The last step is a
generous coat of Carnauba Wax and a high speed
Here's some photos of us repairing the
spider hole on a Scared Stiff:
Spider hole needing
Weld applied and
formed to edges.
Sand smooth and
paint to match.
coats of lacquer and
this baby is ready to go!
The Cabinet: The cabinet is first
cleaned and sanitized (to get rid of as much smoke odor,
if present, as we can),
both inside and outside. Then the cabinet inside
walls are repainted with a fresh coat of high gloss
black. Also reconditioned is the lockdown bar
bracket. The coin door is removed, cleaned, sanded
and repainted back to its original 'splatter black'
finish. Any scuffs, scratches or marks on the
outside of the cabinet are filled with automotive bondo, sanded, repainted using an airbrush, then
sealed and finished with lacquer. We also inspect
the side rails, and if they're dented and damaged
we'll replace them with new ones. If the legs are
rust-free, then we'll clean them with CLR, but if
they're damaged, we'll include a new set with new
leg levelers & bolts. The cabinet slides are
replaced if needed, and we also inspect the AC line
cord and replace if worn or damaged
All boards are thoroughly inspected for proper
operation, damage &
burns with the appropriate action taken where
needed. If any Power Driver board connectors are
burnt and not serviceable, then we'll repair ...
crimping new pins w/ housing and placing the board
connectors themselves on the board. The CPU is
inspected for battery acid damage and the batteries
are always replaced.
Testing & Quality Control:
Switch tests are performed with bad switches being
replaced or adjusted as needed. Lamp/Flasher tests
are done to make sure all circuits and bulbs are
working properly. Solenoid tests are performed. Game
specific tests are performed. Display test are done.
The Dot Matrix display will also be checked for
weakness and/or missing pixels, and will be replaced
if not in acceptable condition. We also check for a
horizontal black bar running thru the display and
will replace the capacitors on the Display driver
board if needed. Factory reset game, set minimum
volume override, and set game on free play. Game
play-testing. We play the game between 20-50 plays,
making any final adjustments on switches, sling
shots and other playfield toys to make sure game
plays properly and as it did when new.
NEW CABINET DECALS:
Some machines have a history of
having faded cabinets (Indiana Jones, Fish Tales,
etc.) and some have a habit of having the decals
peel away around the legs (Monster Bash, Cactus
Canyon). These machines will usually require having
a new decal set applied, which adds considerable
cost to the restoration, both in labor and the fact
that decal sets can cost up to $300. Here's some
photos of an Indiana Jones we recently installed a
new set of decals on: (doing the job right, requires
a lot of time!)
Worn & Faded!
definitely needs the TC touch!
primered and prepped!
there's only one word
describes the end result - WOW!
Back to new again, and
for it's new home!