Ok, I’m going to finally plunge into restoring this bandit, love it bits!
To date I’ve left the mech alone but only maintained it with just the odd oiling using 3 in 1 and sewing machine oil to the clock mechanism, plus adjusting the double jackpot mechanism to fill up both columns (fascinating!).
The mech I believe really needs to be stripped down as it still has old thick black grease but will leave it for now.
The main restoration will be on the front door aesthetics and cash box access door, I’ve ordered a bench polishing wheel kit on eBay as well as paint stripper, also, QUIXX Xerapol Acrylic Plastic Polish for the awards, jackpot and reel apertures.
I may try and polish out the aluminium front door or spay it keeping it fire engine red? Pictures from start to finish will be uploaded in the next week or so.
I spoke to Henry Powell a while back, lovely guy, and asked to have the machine converted from 6d to 20p coins which will cost around £90, which sounds appealing.
Any tips and tricks please let me know.