We welcome commissions. Do you have a favourite game in your garage or storage which needs to be brought back to life?
Then look no further.
Pinball Creative can restore any EM (electromagnetic) pinball table no matter how far gone it is. However, we reserve the right to refuse restoring any games which we feel will be too costly to restore or make good. These projects are costly, and very time consuming. A complete project will take anything from three to nine months to get ready. We recently restored a Capt. Card which was practically dead. It took time, but it now lives and gets played regularly in its new home. When we supply a quote to restore a pinball machine, we reserve the right of a 10% margin of allowance, meaning if we quote £5,000 to restore a pinball game, we may need to add on up to £500 at the end of the restoration if we have over-looked any parts or had issues sourcing items which ended up being more expensive than we had originally budgeted for. This does not mean we will automatically charge an extra 10%. We only do so if needed.
Contact us for details and to arrange a visit to our workshop.
We restore an EM pinball cabinet by taking off playfield, stripping off all the playfield parts on the upper section. Then we remove the bottom board and back box and sand everything down on the cabinet and back box. Prior to this we either buy the stencils from the USA or if they don’t exist make them from scratch. Cabinets take about 40 hours labour to bring back to new. This means filling, sanding and often gluing cabinets back together. Cabinets look new, as they are prepared, primed painted with and air gun, then the relevant hazing or splattering effects and stencils are added and finally sealed with a matt varnished for strength. The cost of restoring a cabinet will vary from £1500 to £1800 depending on condition.
We can now manufacture Gottlieb style cabinets from 1961 to 1974 circa (wedgeheads). These are brand new cabinets built out of solid ply-wood.
This now allows us to restore any game no matter how far gone they are. Prices vary but start at £1500 for a new cabinet. Includes priming but not painting.