Posted: January 30, 2022

This Cyclone is receiving a 2-stage restoration, and what that entails is described under the “Repairs & Restoration” link, located at the top of the page.
The exterior and interior cabinet has received a detailed cleaning, along with the legs.
The coin door and frame had some former security bar mount holes filled with GB Weld.
The cabinet is not re-painted in a 2-stage restoration, just detailed, and touch ups, if required.
The original playfield was beyond repair, so a full swap to a new aftermarket CPR product is underway.
The backbox was addressed first. All the boards were examined, and critical aged components changed. All male connector strips had their solder re-flowed, and in a few cases of heat tarnish, or outright burn (see photos) they were replaced.
As in every restoration I do, the harness received a detailed cleaning, and tighten up, with new zip ties.
As usual, I found exposed wiring, (again photos) which always is a indicator as to where I need to examine the board for a bad circuit.
All PETG ramps and subways will be replaced with new on this pin.
The playfield side rails have been removed, cleaned, sanded, repainted, and then clear coated; as well as the backboard.
The small playfield metal, which includes machine screws rebound posts, wood screws, washers and such are tumbling in the polisher.
The larger playfield metal, such as lane rail guides, scoops, ramp stops, and so on will be sand blasted, and power coated a sky blue color.
Cabinet metal on this pin will not be colored.
The plastic posts were extremely dirty, and the grooves filled with a hardened polish medium, and they are also in a wash tumbler, so I can see them clean. They may all have to be replaced, not sure yet.
A new CPR playfield artwork plastic set will be installed.
All off the underside solenoid assemblies have been removed, cleaned, and rebuilt.
The underside of the playfield swap is near to completion, and the top will be repopulated, once the metal returns from being powder coated.

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