Pinball Cabinet Stencils

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New Discount Programs
Two great ways to save money purchasing Pinball Pal stencils!

Pinball Cabinet Stencils
    Bally Xenon
    Wild Kingdom Gun Game
    Williams Ten Strike
    Bally Centaur
 
  Bally Paragon
    Bally Eight Ball
    Gottlieb Black Hole
    Bally Wizard 
    Bally Evel Knievel 
    Bally 8-Ball Deluxe  
    Williams Gorgar   
    Williams Black Knight
    Bally Capt. Fantastic
    Bally Fathom
    Bally Star Trek
    Bally Playboy
   Bally KISS



Visit the customer 
photo gallery here

Download the stencil
instructions here

 


Ten Strike Stencil Set
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Centaur Stencil Set
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New lower prices on all pinball machine stencils

One of the most challenging parts of pinball machine restoration is repairing the cabinet artwork.  Older games are often in dire need of repainting - a time-consuming and exacting job.  These stencils can help give you professional-quality results and save many hours of tracing, taping and cutting.

Product Update Alert

Pinball Pal cabinet stencils are now made from an improved material that is easier to apply and remove, along with other advantages. They make the old vinyl stencils obsolete. The new polyethelene-based stencils are over four times thicker, so they no longer require the clear transfer tape, saving time and eliminating potential complications. Here are some other advantages of the new stencils:

  • Over four times thicker - no worries of stencil folding over itself, ruining it.
  • Semi-rigid structure is easier to handle and apply
  • Very low tack adhesive makes stencils easily repositionable
  • About as sticky as a post-it note. No more pulling up the base coat
  • No transfer tape needed for quicker and easier installation
  • Clay coated surface helps resist smears and runs
  • Reusable due to the low-tack adhesive, absorbent surface and stiffer material
  • Easier to align - stencils are cut to size of cabinet surface
  • Polyethelyne substrate resists stretching, unlike vinyl
  • Easier to recreate authentic underspray and overspray effects

Pinball Pal pioneered the development of computer-cut vinyl stencils for pinball machine cabinet repainting, and with this new improved stencil material we are continuing to provide the best product available. We take the time to create the most accurate and true-to-original patterns, based on original machines in our physical posession (never just from photographs). We are also expanding our selection beyond pinball machines, now including EM arcade games.

Here's a close-up of a typical stencil. Note the label showing the name, position, color and order for the stencil. All stencil sections are labeled this way. See the two rows of rivet shapes at the top and the bottom? Note that each one is slightly different. We have meticulously copied the exact shapes from an original cabinet. These patterns were originally made long before computerized "cut and paste" was available, so we don't take those shortcuts either. This results in a more accurate result with a true vintage appearance. Every stencil set includes stencils for the entire cabinet: top and bottom, sides and front. A typical pinball machine stencil set comprises 10 individual pieces, covering over 50 square feet. A free plastic squeege is included to help smooth out the stencils on the cabinet, and comprehensive printed instructions are included. You can download a PDF file version of the instructions here.


Before

After

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Coin-operated game cabinets were painted with a solid base color, followed with two other colors that were sprayed through thin metal stencils.  The original stencils are no longer available, and it is not cost-effective to make metal stencils for a single painting job.  Fortunately, there are new materials that can be used to make cabinet stencils.  These stencils are cut from sheet mask material made from heavy-gauge polyethelyne.  The stencil mask has a special low-tack adhesive so that it can be easily removed from the cabinet after the stencil color has been applied.  After the stencil is applied to the cabinet, it is ready to paint.

The stencil patterns are cut from computer-generated patterns based on the original cabinet design.  Many hours are spent to assure that all of the details of the original cabinet is retained.  Even the minor mis-registrations and flukes of the factory patterns are retained in order to perfectly match the original appearance.

Complete printed instructions are included with the stencil sets, and the instructions are also available here as an Adobe PDF file.  The basic steps are:

Prep cabinet with solid base color.  This is a Bally
    Star Trek so the head base color is blue.

Remove backing paper from first stencil
    and apply to cabinet with squeegee (supplied).

   
Spray first stencil color (yellow), then peel off 
   the first stencil.
Apply the second stencil just like the first and
   then spray the second color (orange).

   

Peel off the second stencil and you are done!

It takes many hours to create a set of stencils for a particular cabinet.  We plan on continuously developing new stencils for pinball machines and other arcade games.  We will prioritize our future efforts based on your input.  Stencils are currently available for the following machines:

 Manufacturer  Year  Game  Type
 Bally  1980  Xenon Pinball
 Midway  1971  Wild Kingdom Gun game
 Williams  1957  Ten Strike and Ten Pins Manakin bowler
 Bally  1981  Centaur Pinball
 Bally  1979  Paragon Pinball
 Bally  1977  Eight Ball Pinball
 Gottlieb  1981  Black Hole Pinball
 Bally  1975  Wizard Pinball
 Bally  1977  Evel Knievel Pinball
   Bally  1980  Eight Ball Deluxe Pinball
   Williams  1979  Gorgar Pinball
   Williams  1980  Black Knight Pinball
   Bally  1976  Capt. Fantastic Pinball
   Bally  1981  Fathom Pinball
   Bally  1979  Star Trek Pinball
   Bally  1979  Playboy Pinball
   Bally  1979  KISS Pinball

Stencils are shipped in a heavy-duty shipping container, and include printed instructions and an application squeegee.  All Pinball Pal products are backed up with a 30-day money-back guarantee.  Just return the product in unused condition and your purchase price will be promptly refunded.  Check out the FAQ page for answers to many other questions. Multiple stencil orders include one set of printed instructions and one application squeege. If more than one is desired, simply specify what you would like in the "Customer Comments" box when you check out your order.

If you're looking for stencils for a machine not listed here. please feel free to make suggestions.  

Click here to visit the customer photo gallery page.

The stencil application instructions include color matching information for all of the machines that have stencils available from us.  We have taken that information along with other cabinet color-matching information and set up a web page dedicated just for that.  We will include all the color matching tips and paint formulas that we develop, as well as any information contributed to the page.  The information on this page covers all pinball machines and EM games, not just ones that we make stencils for.

Click here to visit the cabinet paint matching page
 

 


Now available
Quantity discounts for multiple stencil purchases

Now when you purchase more than three stencils, you will automatically receive an additional discount based on the quantity that you purchase.  Quantity discounts are calculated like this:

 Quantity ordered  Price (each)  Discount (total)
    1 - 3      $119.95     
    4      $109.95     Sale price + $40
    5      $99.95     Sale price + $100
    >5      (contact us)     (contact us)

To qualify for the quantity discount, you must order the stencils in the same order.  The stencils can be for any combination of games. The quantity discount will be issued as an immediate refund after your order is placed.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with us and we'll do what we can to help.

 

 

 

 Xenon Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Xenon pinball machine.  

  
     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  

Xenon

 

 Wild Kingdom Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Midway's Wild Kingdom gun game. This is a three-color stencil set, which uses 50% more stencil material than the usual 2-color stencil set.  

  
     
  Price: $139.95

Quantity:  

Wild Kingdom

 

 Ten Strike or Ten Pins Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Williams' Ten Strike or Ten Pins manikin bowler.  

  
     
  Price: $139.95

Quantity:  

 

 Centaur Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Centaur pinball machine.  

  
     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  

 

 Paragon Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Paragon pinball machine.  

  
     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  

 

 Eight Ball Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Eight Ball pinball machine.  

Stencils for Eight Ball Deluxe are available below.

     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  

 

 Gottlieb® Black Hole Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Gottlieb's Black Hole pinball machine.  Please specify U.S. version (spinning disk in head) or Export version (shallower head with no spinning disk)

     
  Price: $119.95 

U.S. Version (spinning disk in head)
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Export Version (shallower head, no spinning disk)
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 Wizard Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Wizard pinball machine.  Sorry, Ann-Margret not included.

     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  >

 

 Evel Knievel Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Evel Knievel pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  >

 

 Eight Ball Deluxe Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally's Eight Ball Deluxe pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  >

 

 Gorgar Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Williams Gorgar pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

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 Black Knight Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Williams Black Knight pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

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 Capt. Fantastic Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally Capt. Fantastic pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

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 Fathom Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally Fathom pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

Quantity:  >

 

 Star Trek Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally Star Trek pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

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 Playboy Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally Playboy pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

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 KISS Cabinet Stencil Set

Complete set of stencils for Bally KISS pinball machine.

     
  Price: $119.95 

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