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Whitewater Restoration – Sanding the playfield

Now that I’m back from a weekend of skiing in Utah.. I got a chance to spend a little time over the past couple of days working on my Whitewater restoration.

The project for the past couple of nights has been a deep cleaning and sanding of the playfield.  I’ll admit – this isn’t something most people do because removing the wiring harness is pretty daunting.  Once everything was removed, I slid the harness on to a piece of old playfield glass – then on to a shelf.


This is the filthy backside of the playfield – notice the magic black dust

To clean the backside, I sanded it with 120 grit sandpaper on a random orbital sander.  Some have claimed that a random orbital sander takes forever – but it seemed to go pretty quick.  After about five minutes, things started improving quickly:


The playfield backside with the right side sanded

It probably only took about twenty minutes in total to sand it – and I think the results were worth it!


Nice ‘n clean!

Next up – polishing the topside and power washing the wiring harness.

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