I bought a foosball table for the space. It needed some cleanup & repair and Walter asked me to blog about it. Part 3 in a 5 part series.
These events took place on November 19 & 20, 2013.
Next on the agenda were repairs, more cleaning of the table, and some cosmetic work.
I wanted to repair the banked corners that had fallen. Looks like the staples came loose. I guess it could have been being left outside for so long, or perhaps something was set on them that caused them to come loose. I don’t know, don’t care, just want them fixed. Hmmm… looks like I’ll have to disassemble a lot of the table for the best repair of the corners.
Flip the table:
Unbolt the legs:
Remove the bracing & the playing surface itself (man, that thing’s dirty! How long did this thing sit outside?!?!):
What I ended up doing was gently tapping the staples back into place with a screwdriver used as a chisel (something you should never do – do as I say, kids, not as I do). They seemed to set back into place nicely; time will tell how sturdy & long-lasting the repair will be.
Then more cleanup of the playing surface. MAN, this thing was dirty.
AND THE BALL RETURNS, TOO! I mean, really… how long did this thing sit in the weather?!?! Here you see I’ve reinstalled the playing surface & bracing, and one of the ball returns cleaned (well, as cleaned as they are going to be this time around…)
Reinstalling the ball returns:
Yay! All back together.
The only remaining thing I did today was brush down the rusty fasteners & paint them. I pushed them into a box, and painted them with glass black Rustoleum Epoxy appliance paint. However, I didn’t get a picture until the painting was done:
I left that to dry, and would come back for reassembly in a day or two.
Next time: DISASTER (well, as disastrous as you can get trying to fix up a foosball table)
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