Gottlieb 2001 backglass restoration

The 1970 Gottlieb 2001 pinball is a somewhat low production machine. The client here wanted a good clean backglass to match the rest of their game. The problem is, no one has ever recreated this backglass. So we were contacted to see if their original backglass could be touched up and re-printed for this machine.

Here’s a picture of the backglass before we started our restoration:

This glass provided a fair amount of restoration work. A lot of the reds were flaked off the glass, as were other portions of the glass that were back-lit. Scanning the glass allowed us to bring it into the computer, and correct the flaws.

And here’s a picture after the restoration of the glass:

Remember when doing backglass restoration, the back side is also important. As the “mask” layer (used to block/allow light in specific areas) also must be created: