Pinball Refurbishing Process

We take pride in having the highest standards with regard to the condition of the used pinball machines we sell. There are many definitions for “refurbished” and many times competitors will use the word “restored” to describe their process.

Here is a detailed list of work that is done in our typical refurbishing process.

  • Replace bad circuit boards and rebuild bad connectors as necessary
  • Replace backbox bulbs and clean backboard
  • Clean translite and translite glass
  • Replace translite trim as necessary
  • Vacuum inside of a cabinet
  • Do thorough playtesting and make necessary adjustments
  • Clean lamp boards and replace bulbs
  • Reflow lamp boards connections
  • Replace or reweld broken scoops
  • Do full playfield teardown
  • Replace star posts as necessary
  • Clean plastics, ramps etc. and reassemble
  • Install new balls
  • Do final playtest

Things we do that you will not likely see with competitor’s processes.

  • Install new flipper buttons
  • Repaint or replace coin door as necessary
  • Install new legs
  • Rebuild flippers
  • Clean and wax entire playfield
  • Install all new bulbs
  • Replace all playfield rubber
  • Install brand new playfield glass
  • Upgrade all Bally/Williams games to include LED insert lighting

Remember that Arcade 83, LLC has a 1 year parts warranty, lifetime phone support, and we cover a service call if necessary in the first 30 days you are enjoying your machine!