This process removes the "guts" of your machine. They get completely disassembled, cleaned and reassembled.
The board gets sanded and sealed with polyurethane. Once the 'guts" are back in position, I check the lighting system and replace the bulbs and fuse to be able to handle a 12VDC power unit that is installed.
The front feed tray and ball handling mechanism are removed and cleaned.
The chrome frame is removed and cleaned and replaced. New plexiglass is installed if necessary.
I also do some minor cosmetic cleaning.
This gives you a fully functional working machine for you and your family to enjoy.
Imagine if you will, that you are a worker at a Japanese Pachinko factory. You sit down at your workbench and spread out before you is every individual part you need to build a Pachinko Machine. All of the plastic parts are clean, the metal is rust free, all of the brass has been polished back to its original shine and the wood is now clean, smooth and coated with polyurethane. There is a new playfield ready to be installed.
Once I receive your pachinko, I spend three days carefully disassembling the entire machine. Everything single component gets cleaned and made ready to reinstall.
I then lay down a new playfield. The original ones are almost always faded and water stained.
The brass nails which have been removed and polished are then hammered back into the main board.
The stainless steel rails go back on next followed by all of the trim pieces, pay pockets and tulips.
Then all of the plastic "guts" are reattached to the back of the board along with all the other parts. Most of the time I rewire the original wire harness to insure the solder connections, add new 12V light bulbs and wire in a 12V wall transformer.
The machine is replaced into its frame of red mahogany (which has been planed smooth, sanded and given two coats of polyurethane) and is then rigorously tested to insure it functions correctly.
Included with your restoration, you will recieve a short video that shows what I've done to the machine, how to set it up and maintain it, and the machine in full function action!
Complete Restoration Video
This short YouTube video gives you a good idea of my process when I do a complete restoration.