REFURBISHMENT

A refurbishment of your pachinko machine is still a time consuming process but takes less time than a full restoration. Here I will break down all that goes into a refurbished pachinko machine.

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

  • Partially polished brass nails

  • Power adapter for jackpot and ball empty lights

  • Basic mechanical and electrical fixes

  • Repainting 

  • YouTube video explaining  your machine

 

For starters 

The price of a refurbished pachinko machine will be less than a fully restored one, thus, my lower price for refurbs. Refurbished pachinko machines do NOT include a new playfield. 

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.

 

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Cleaned Pachinko Machine

Internal component - before cleaning and wax

After cleaning and wax

Tear Down

Most parts and hardware of your machine are removed, bagged, labeled, and then eventually cleaned. Brass nail tips will be polished but the shaft of the nails won't be cleaned (since they cannot be pulled without creating more damage to the playfield). I will do my best to clean up the playfield on the machine, but cannot guarantee how each and every playfield will turn out. This is all determined by how bad the rust tracking is, and how much use the playfield has gotten. I can typically tell by looking at any given playfield how well it will clean up.