FULL RESTORATIONS

A full restoration of your pachinko machine is a very involved, labor intensive process as it involves cleaning every part and replacing the playfield. Here I will explain all that is involved with this level of service.

  • Machine teardown - all parts get cleaned/shined/de-rusted

  • Playfield replacement - High quality vinyl covered by a piece of laminate

  • Refinished main board

  • Completely polished brass nails

  • Power adapter for jackpot and ball empty lights

  • Basic mechanical and electrical repairs

  • Repainting

  • YouTube video explaining machine 

 

For starters 

I feel it's important for all pachinko owners to understand the dust, grime, and filth that has built up in these machines over the decades. Most pachinko parlors in Japan allowed smoking, thus, all machines have some degree of cigarette tar and soot in/on them. When I clean the internal parts, you can really start to see just how nasty some of these parts have gotten. 

Internal component - before cleaning and wax

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After cleaning and wax

Tear Down

All parts and hardware of your machine are removed, bagged, labeled, and put away for later cleaning. Once all of the parts are removed from the machine, the main board will be pried from the frame. Once the board is pried loose, I remove the stainless steel rails, and brass pachinko nails. The old playfield can then be removed so I can prep the board for a new playfield. New playfields are made of high quality vinyl, and are covered by a piece of laminate to improve playfield lifetime and prevent fading.

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Playfield board stripped down - old playfield

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Parts bagged, labeled, and cleaned

Cleaning

The parts that were bagged are now cleaned and de-rusted. I try to polish up as many chrome and metal pieces as I can for a nice shine. Plastic pieces are scrubbed, and then waxed to ensure all dirt and grime is removed. Chrome frame is polished back to original luster (if possible - sometimes chrome is too far pitted/gone).

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Cleaning off cigarette soot and dust

Clean and dirty parts separated

REASSEMBLY

When all of the parts have been cleaned and the brass pachinko nails have finished polishing, I will begin to reassemble the pachinko machine starting by laying the new playfield. Great care is taken to make sure everything is returned to its exact location on the machine.

Pachinko Machine Playfield Replacement Comparison

New playfield next to old playfield

Polished brass nails

WRAPPING UP

When the machine is reassembled, I make a video of the machine for the customer explaining the way it works. I make nail adjustments, and add a 12V power supply for the lights to function. 

If you have ANY questions about the process I've described, please get in touch with me and I'll be happy to discuss. Thanks!