Count-Down Restoration

On 11-22-03, I acquired a 1979 Gottlieb Count-Down pinball machine.  The task to restore it began the next day.  The machine was not in the best condition, because the playfield glass was not on it while it was stored.  It was evident, after several thorough cleanings of the playfield, that numerous paint touch-ups were necessary.  The playfield was then clearcoated to protect the work done.  After allowing the clearcoat to cure for nearly a month, the playfield top assemblies, which included many new plastic pieces, were added along with new rubber rings.  At the same time, all of the playfield light insert lenses were cleaned from the underside, all of the contacts and switches were cleaned and adjusted, and every single light bulb, (approximately 120 of them), was replaced with a new one.  The restoration was completed on 11-6-04.

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